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Powerful Psalms to Pray for Healing

Praying the Psalms for healing over our minds and bodies can have such powerful outcomes!

Feeling hopeless in your physical or spiritual ailments? When our body or spirit is broken, our life seems to come to a screeching stop.

Discouraging thoughts run through our minds constantly and the mental pain seems unbearable. However, the Bible gives us comfort. There are many powerful psalms we can rely on to pray for healing. 

Regardless of the struggles you are facing – whether it’s your health, relationships, or mental anguish, it’s time to take a break for healing and restoration. Let’s leave it to the Lord. He is the ultimate comforter and guide. 

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Psalms to Pray for Healing

The Bible is filled with wonderful and miraculous scripture healing for the sick. Yet, the greatest healing ever for ourselves is when we accept Jesus Christ as our savior. Isn’t it amazing to know as a Christian our spirits are forever healed with the power of Jesus! 

We may believe that asking for healing is usually in a physical sense, but what about our psyche? Many of us are struggling with inner turmoil like insecurity, anxiety, or mental fatigue. And, these lies can have a rippling effect with our physical conditions from headaches to even cancer. 

With so many scripture verses about healing, let’s focus on how Psalms can bring comfort and solace to anyone looking for a physical or spiritual renewal and revival.  

Psalm 30:2

LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. – Psalm 30:2 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 30 2

Psalm 6:2

Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony. – Psalm 6:2 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 6 2

Psalm 119:50

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. – Psalm 119:50 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 119 50

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 147 3

Psalm 25:17-18

Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish. Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. – Psalm 25:17-18 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 25 17-18

Psalm 30:10

Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help. – Psalm 30:10 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 30 10

Psalm 34:6

This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. – Psalm 34:6 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 34 6

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 34 18

Psalm 34:19

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all – Psalm 34:19 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 34 19

Psalm 41:2-3

The Lord protects and preserves them, they are counted among the blessed in the land, he does not give them over to the desire of their foes. the Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. – Psalm 41:2-3 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 41 2-3

Psalm 41:4

I said, “Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you.” – Psalm 41:4 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 41 4

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26 NIV

Psalms for Healing Psalm 73 26

Why Psalms Are So Powerful

Why are these Psalms so powerful at healing us?

The Psalms of David help us express our human suffering through prayer. David was the man after God’s own heart. David’s crying out to the Lord in the book of Psalms is a great example of how we can also talk to God.

He can heal us in ways we never even considered, just as He has many times in the past and in the future. 

No matter how far we drift away from a loving God, the good news is that we can rest assured that he is waiting for us. Stop feeling guilt and shame for our sins and mistakes, instead, repent and move forward.

He is merciful, just, and forgiving. He is the great physician, the almighty God whose healing power is everlasting. 

A comforting and healing prayer can restore all faculties of life.

You can pray Psalms against depression.

You can pray the Psalms against anxiety.

If you know someone going through a tough time with their failing health, help them focus on the Lord’s provisions to bring blessings and build an enormous amount of faith in God.

How to Pray the Psalms

How do you get started? Let’s start with the Word. It’s the ultimate guide to mending a broken heart, body, or soul. Here are some fantastic tips on how you can feel the healing power through the book of psalms.

  • Pick the most appropriate Psalm(s) that speaks to your heart. Read through it carefully, understanding each beautiful word.
  • Write it down for meditation and memorization. Use an index card to carry around in your purse or pocket. 
  • Read it over and over again, slowly and methodically.
  • Pray with God as you slowly say each word to the Lord with hope and confidence. 

When the community is praying with you, its amazing power will uplift your spirits. God tells us in His word where two are gathered in His name, He is in the midst of them.

Here are some ideas on how others can get involved:

  • Inviting others to pray with you via social media, email or text.
  • Praying for someone else? Get others in the praying process too.
  • Notify your pastor of your prayer.
  • Ask church members to pray for you.
  • In the hospital? Find someone of faith and ask them to pray with you. 

Are you looking for some tools and tips to boost your prayer life? If so, be sure to visit our Prayer Resources Library where you’ll find everything you need to become a powerful prayer warrior!

Powerful Psalm Healing Prayer

Whether your battle is internal or external, God heals our deep wounds. Meditating on Psalms and using them as a prayer guide will give you the strength and courage to keep moving forward.

Don’t lose faith friends, instead, pray this powerful Psalm of healing prayer.  

Dear Heavenly Father,I praise your name, O Holy One. You are the Great Physician, the Ultimate Comforter. Please forgive me for my lack of faith or sinful behaviors today.

I am so thankful for your tender mercy, abiding love, and generous grace. I come before you with what seems like impending doom in the midst of a storm.

It’s unbearable and it causes me so much grief and pain. Yet, your amazing attributes will restore and revive all of my ailments. Give me strength, make me whole, and help me to be resistant during these difficult times.

Lead my feet in the right direction when suffering comes my way. And, always remind me of your unfailing love.

You promise in your Word – you’ll stay with me through this difficulty in my world. I am so thankful for your guidance and direction. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

This comforting message can restore your faith, relationship with God, and revive your trust in Him.

If you know someone going through a tough time, share this invigorating prayer and 12 encouraging Bible verses about healing in Psalms.

Don’t faint, have faith. He will hold your hand through this hurtful time, my friend. 

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