20 Catholic Prayers for Healing and Recovery

20 Catholic Prayers for Healing and Recovery

In Catholic faith or as a Christian in General, prayer is without doubt the most powerful weapon. There’re different prayers for different situations and predicaments such as stress, anxiety, illnesses or diseases. In times of sickness, we have prayers to aid in quick recovery and healing process. In this article, we will write out some of the most common Catholic prayers for healing and recovery.

Being sick is at some point in live is almost a norm for humans, and most times even when we try all possible best to maintain healthy living, we still fall sick. Sickness is not only physical as we also have both the spiritual and the emotional. Almost everyone also have a relative or loved on who is suffering from a particular illness.

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Being sick is a condition which everyone would wish not to encounter, and many will trade almost anything to bypass such condition. It does not only tell hard on the victim but also on their families and loved ones. However, it’s also in these moments of suffering and uncertainty where you can feel God’s infinite grace through prayers.

Top Bible Verses for Healing and Recovery

1 Peter 2:24: “‘He Himself bore our sins’ in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by His wounds you have been healed.’”

Isaiah 40:29: “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Psalm 147:3: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

James 5:14-15: “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”

Jeremiah 17:14: “Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

Psalm 103:2-3: “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.”

Isaiah 53:5: “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.”

Matthew 10:1: “Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.”

Mark 5:34: “He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.'”

3 John 1:2: “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”

Jeremiah 30:17: But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’

Jeremiah 33:6: Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

Psalm 6:2: Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.

Psalm 41:3: The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Proverbs 17:22: A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

If you want to pray for divine healing and recovery for yourself or any loved ones, here are some of the most popular Roman Catholic prayers for healing the sick:

Prayer to Jesus for Healing

Lord, You invite all who are burdened to come to you.

Allow Your healing Hand to heal me.

Touch my soul with Your compassion for others;

touch my heart with Your courage and infinite Love for all;

touch my mind with Your Wisdom,

and may my mouth always proclaim Your praise.

Teach me to reach out to You in all my needs,

and help me to lead others to You by my example.

Most loving Heart of Jesus, bring me health in body and spirit

that I may serve You with all my strength.

Touch gently this life which you have created,

now and forever.


Short Catholic Prayer for Healing

Lord, look upon me with eyes of mercy.

May Your healing hand rest upon me.

May Your life-giving powers flow into every cell of my body

and the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring me

to wholeness and strength for service in Your Kingdom.


Prayer for Comfort in Suffering

Loving God,

I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering,

lend skill to the hands of my healers,

and bless the means used for my cure.

Give me such confidence in the power of your grace,

that even when I am afraid,

I may put my whole trust in you;

through our Savior, Jesus Christ.


Prayer for Miraculous Healing

Dear Lord, You are the giver of life.

In you, are only good things

In you, are mercy and love.

In you is healing of the nations.

In you is freedom of worry and freedom of pain.

Lord Almighty, You are full of mercy and grace.

In you, all healing is performed.

You, Lord, are the miracle worker.

In your spirit, your gift of healing is alive.

In you Lord, we can put our trust that you can heal us,

and protect us from the enemy, and death of our soul.

You, Lord, are a miracle worker for the sick and the lost souls.

Help us put our trust in You.

You, Lord, are the most excellent physician.

You heal, You protect, You care, You love,

You are kind, You are patient, You are thoughtful, You are a strength.

You, Lord, are our Creator.

You know our thoughts, our sighing, and our cryings.

You are wonderful and do all the good things for us.

Heal us, Lord, if it is Your will.


Prayer to the Archangels For Healing and Protection

Heavenly King, You have given us archangels

to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.

Saint Michael is our protector;

I ask him to come to my aid,

fight for all my loved ones,

and protect us from danger.

Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;

I ask him to help me

clearly hear Your voice

and to teach me the truth.

Saint Raphael is the healing angel;

I ask him to take my need for healing

and that of everyone I know,

lift it up to Your throne of grace

and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.

Help us, O Lord,

to realize more fully the reality of the archangels

and their desire to serve us.

Holy angels,

pray for us.


Prayer for Strength and Grace

Lord Jesus, who cured the sick and laid a healing hand upon the lame,

the blind, and the disabled; look with compassion upon me in my suffering.

If it is not your will to cure me,

then give me the strength to bear my burden

and offer it up to You.

You suffered so much for me.

Give me the grace to offer my sufferings in union with Your own,

and in reparation for my sins and those of others.

Mary, compassionate Mother, pray for your weary child.

The health of the Sick, Comforter of the Afflicted, pray for me.


Prayer for Strength and Courage

Lord Jesus Christ, by your patience in suffering, you hallowed earthly pain

and gave us the example of obedience to your Father’s will.

Be near me in my time of weakness and pain;

sustain me by your grace, that my strength and courage may not fail;

heal me according to your will;

and help me always to believe that

what happens to me here is of little account

if you hold me in eternal life,

my Lord, and my God.


Powerful Healing Prayer by St. Padre Pio

Heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me. I thank You for sending Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to the world to save and to set me free. I trust in Your power and grace that sustain and restore me.

Loving Father, touch me now with Your healing hands, for I believe that Your will is for me to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit. Cover me with the Most Precious Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.

Cast anything that should not be in me. Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells. Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas. Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus’ Precious Blood.

Let the fire of Your healing love pass through my entire body to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body will function the way You created it to function.

Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest recesses of my heart. Saturate my entire being with Your presence, love, joy, and peace and draw me ever closer to You every moment of my life.

And Father, fill me with Your Holy Spirit and empower me to do Your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to Your Holy Name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer Before Surgery

O Jesus Christ, Messiah and Lord,

grant me joyful acceptance of the surgery which awaits me,

and let this be the relief and cure which I seek.

Make skilled the work of the surgeon and that of his team

for it is unto their knowledge and skill that I give myself for healing.

I pray You, O Lord, that this procedure will be without complication,

and that my recovery will be speedy and complete.


Healing Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest your shining with life, sweetness and beauty, in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” A thousand times we congratulate you upon your Immaculate Conception. And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, Health of the sick, Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted, you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings; deign to cast upon us a look of mercy.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favors, and already many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and physical. We come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for us, O loving Mother, the granting of our request.

(state your request)

Through gratitude for your favors, we will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that we may one day share your glory. Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your divine son while upon earth. You have the same influence now in Heaven. Pray for us; obtain for us from your Divine Son our special requests if it be the Divine Will. Amen.

Prayer for the Healing of a Loved One

All our times are in Thy hand.

All diseases come at Thy call, and go at Thy bidding.

Thou redeemest our life from destruction, and crownest us with loving kindness and tender mercies. We bless Thee, that Thou hast heard prayer, and commanded deliverances for our friend and Thy servant, who has been under Thine afflicting hand.

He (or she) was brought low, but Thou hast helped him (her). May he (she) not only live, but declare the works of the Lord!

As Thou hast delivered his eyes from tears, his feet from falling, and his soul from death, may he daily inquire: What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards me,and resolve to offer unto Thee the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and to call upon the name of the Lord.

May we ever remember that recovery is only a reprieve and that some day we will go to our rest in the Lord. May we therefore secure the righteous path and live with eternity ever in our view. Amen.

Prayer to St. Peregrine for Healing From Cancer

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.

(Pause here and silently recall the names of those for whom you are praying)

Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.


Devotion to the Holy Infant Jesus of Good Health

O Holy Infant Jesus of Good Health, I believe in the Infinite Goodness of Your Heart. Mercifully help me in my present necessity.

O Holy Infant Jesus of Good Health, I hope in the Boundless Mercy You show to those who humbly look up to You for help. Mercifully hear my petition and grant me the favor of Your kind help.

O Holy Infant Jesus of Good Health, I love you with all my heart. I entrust and consecrate myself to Your Most Loving Heart. Do hear my plea, I implore You, and mercifully extend to me Your Helping Hand.

(Say 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be.)

Prayer for Inner Healing

Loving Father, I am very grateful for You have loved me from when I was born until now, in times of joy and sorrows, in times of wholeness, and also in times of brokenness.

Dear Lord, thank You for not being too hard on me when I knowingly or unknowingly do little blunders and mistakes. You do not belittle me in times of my weakness, but You are always there with me to give me love and strength.

Lord God, give my heart a good rest so that it can become strong again. Do not abandon me You who are Most High. Do a miracle and heal my soul. May I be a living testimony of Your soul healing. Make me whole again so that I can get the favour of coming to Your Kingdom.

Mighty God, help me to live a new life that is of total service to You, and may all that You have done to me be visible to others so that Your Holy name be glorified forever. I pray all these in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for God’s Healing Grace

Dear Lord, We confess our need for you on this day, for your healing and your grace, to restore our hope. Let us remember that you work on behalf of those you love, constantly, powerfully, completely.

Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all by ourselves and for running all different directions and spinning our wheels to find help, when true help and healing must be found in you first.

Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you, above everyone and everything else. We come to you and bring you the places we are hurting. You see where no one else is able to fully see or understand. You know the pain we’ve carried.

The burdens. The cares. You know where we need to be set free. We ask for your healing and grace to cover every broken place. Every wound. Every heartache. Thank you that you are able to do far more than we could ever imagine. Thank you for your Mighty Power that acts on behalf of your children.

We reach out to you and know that you are restoring and redeeming every place of difficulty, every battle, for your greater glory. Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering. We love you. We need you today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer for Healing Someone

Oh Jesus Christ, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, I come to You at this time when I am very sick. Dear Lord, You who is our dearest Comforter when we are troubled, please, reduce our sorrows and worries with Your gentle love.

Grant us Dear sweet Jesus the grace and strength to bear this burden of illness. We place all our worries in Your mighty hands.

We ask that You restore Your servant [mention name] back to good health again, and above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your Holy will. Help us to know that whatever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.

Prayer to Invoke Jesus’ Miraculous Healing

Lord Jesus Christ, Savior and consoler of our weakness,

who delivered Peter’s mother-in-law and the ruler’s son from a high fever;

who restored strength to the paralytic, cleansed the lepers, healed the centurion’s servant;

who saved the woman suffering from hemorrhage,

raised up the man lying helpless on his pallet at the pool of Bethsaida,

went about the towns and villages healing all kinds of ailments.

May the sick be freed from their illness and restored in body and mind,

and may rightly see fit to praise your power until the end of their days;

you who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

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