Jesus Is Willing To Heal You
“Everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone.” (Luke 6:19)
God wants you well. Disease is not his will for you.There’s a story in Mark 1:40-42 of a very sick man who came to Jesus. He said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can heal me.” The man doesn’t doubt Christ’s capacity to fix his body; he does, however, doubt his willingness. Jesus reassures him. He heals him and then affirms: “I am willing.” Jesus wants you to know that He has both the capacity and the desire to heal you. Here is a sequence of Scripture promises and prayers of faith to guide you in your journey to healing.
“God has healthy intentions.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Lord, while your intent is goodness, there is harm in the world and there is sickness in my body. Your promise is to give me a hopeful future. I receive your good plan for my life, a plan of health and hope. Firmly fix me in your presence. Develop holiness in my soul as I wait for you to act on my behalf. My heart belongs to you.
“Jesus made it possible.”
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
Father, you have provided access to your power through Jesus who in His death took my disease on himself and gave me his perfect wholeness. That is the basis of my prayer. You are a gracious God who takes great care of His children. I am blessed to be a part of your family. I am grateful for this infathomable gift. And I receive it now in Jesus’ Name.
You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! (John 14:13,14)
Okay, I’m simply asking: Lord, heal me! Father Your Word assures us that we may come boldly before the Throne of Grace to ask what we may. Righteous King, as Your child I trust that my condition is in Your hands. You are trustworthy and worthy of all praise. Help to endeavor to love with all my heart as I await my deliverance.
“What’s my part in my healing.”
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.” (James 1:5)
Father, I ask for wisdom to know and faithfully execute my part in my healing. Show me if I need to make adjustments in my life to strengthen my body to fight this invader. Give wisdom to my health care providers. Thank you that you use many means including modern technologies and medications. Work with these natural means to provide me with supernatural healing.
“The caveat to the promise.”
“But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against.” Mark 11:25
Jesus, Your promises are audacious: that I can ask, and I will receive. But there is a condition. In order to receive your gracious gift of healing, I must extend grace to others. So I take time now to consider anyone I need to forgive. “Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing.” I do not have time or energy to fight human battles. I leave these to you, and together we will win this fight of faith against sickness.
“This medicine has healthy side effects.”
“My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.” (Proverbs 4:20-22 NLT)
Lord, I am willing to take any medicine that will aid in my healing, especially the nutrition of your Word. You used words to create the world. I will borrow your words, declare them, and you will recreate my body. Revitalize my flesh Oh Lord with the perfect healing that comes from the Kingdom of Heaven. Help me live with a heart that truly practices praising, adoring, and loving you incessantly with infinite affection. Your love for me will never fail.
“Talk to yourself.”
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” (Psalm 103:1-3 NIV)
As David talked to his body, commanding his entire being to praise the Lord, so do I. I command every cell in my body to worship the living God. Like David, I boldly choose to be mindful of the benefits that you offer me. Among them is healing. Diseased cells, you cannot worship because you are rebellious, existing contrary to God’s intent. Therefore, you must go by the edict of the living God. Immune system, you are part of my inmost being, so rise up and restore my physical body to God’s design.
“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24)
God, Your view of time is different than mine. Part of faith is knowing this and trusting that what you say is done, is, in fact, done, even before I’ve experienced it. I believe that I have received – past tense – all that you have promised, and I hold on to this, irrespective of my own experience, time-frame, or present reality. Father, forgive me when I don’t trust you as I should, perfect in me a resilient faith.
“It aint’ over yet.”
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 139:14-16 NIV)
Lord, I do love you, and I receive the benefits: a long, disease-free, satisfying life! Lord, there are many things we have yet to accomplish, many people that need my love and influence, and many joys to experience with you. The thief – sickness – will not steal, kill, or destroy that purpose. Even when the stress of the fight wears on me, I will remain in Your overwhelming peace.
“My body is not my body.”
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
God, you created my body as a perfect environment for your Spirit to thrive and work your purposes through me. My body is not intended as a habitat for disease. Whatever I have to do, whatever medical profesionals have to do, whatever you need to do to change the chemistry of my body to make it healthy again, let it be!