We have all seen friends and loved ones go through difficult times. When we see those we love suffering, we can feel helpless and powerless. We want to help, but don’t know how. One of the best ways we can show love and support for a friend or family member during times of illness is to pray for them.
Here are 23 powerful get well prayers that you can pray for your friends and family who are in need of hope and encouragement. May the Lord give you the words to say as you strengthen and uplift your loved ones through your prayers.
You can also download and print FREE Get Well Soon Cards at the end of this post!
Get Well Prayers for Family Members
Who in your family is in need of prayer today? You can pray a general prayer that can be used for any family member:
Lord, today I lift up ______________________________ (insert family member name) today. Give them your comfort and strength as they trust in you for healing and restoration. Surround them with your grace and favor, and grant them health and wholeness according to your will. Amen.
Get Well Prayers for my Mom
Lord, I ask for healing for my mom. Touch her body and grant her health and wellness in her mind, body and soul. You are the Great Physician. Give her mobility and her limbs and breath in her lungs. Whatever ailments are plaguing her, fill her with your peace, comfort and healing. in Jesus name, amen.
Get Well Prayer for my Dad
Lord, bless my dad, and give him healing in his body. Remove all pain and sickness, and grant him rest, wholeness and wellness in his soul. Wrap him in your love, and let him know that you will never leave or forsake Him. Give him the strength to trust in you each day. Amen.
Get Well Prayers for my Child
Lord, touch my child right now. My precious child has not been feeling well lately, and I ask you to bless him/her with your healing touch. Whatever is causing my child pain and discomfort, bring health and healing to their bones and strength to their limbs. Take away all sickness and infirmities, and give my child rest, health and wellness. In Jesus name, amen.
Get Well Prayers for my Brother
Lord, help my brother to get well very soon. Be with him during this time, and reassure him of your loving grace and mercy. Strengthen his body and give him healing, and restore his health each day as he trusts in you. Amen.
Get Well Prayers for my Sister
Lord, be with my sister as she relies on you for strength and healing. Touch her body and restore her soul. Remove all ailments, pain and suffering. Grant her peace in her heart and joy in her soul, and help her to get well very soon. Amen.
Get Well Prayer for a Sick Friend
Lord, I call on you today on behalf of my beloved friend. Help them to get well and to trust you with their life. Give the doctors and caretakers wisdom and strength as they seek to help my friend during this time. Strengthen their body each day, and may their hope in you sustain them each day. Amen.
Prayers for a Speedy Recovery
Lord, I ask for a speedy recovery for _________________________ (insert person’s name). Heal their body and provide nourishment for their soul. I pray that their medical procedure goes very well, and that their body will heal quickly and efficiently. Give them rest and restoration as they recuperate and look to you for healing and protection. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Get Well Prayers After Surgery
Lord, I pray for ________________________’s (insert name) surgery to go well, in Jesus’ name. Guide the hands of the surgeons, and give them precision and accuracy within the surgery. I pray that ____________________’s (insert name) body will heal quickly after the surgery, and that they will be able to rest and recover well. Grant them healing, restoration and hope. Amen.
Short Get-Well Prayers from Scripture
There are many encouraging Bible verses that talk about healing. Many of the miracles Jesus performed were miracles of healing. As you read through these Bible verses, be sure to read these Scriptures in their entire context. Get out your Bible and read the Scriptures that come before and after these Scriptures on healing.
Most of these verses on healing are from the Old Testament, where the Lord gave physical healing and spiritual renewal to the people of Israel. As you pray for your loved ones to get well, remember that these verses were originally written for a different people group in a different time period. We can still gain encouragement and strength from these Scriptures, and we should always read them with wisdom and insight from the Holy Spirit.
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. Psalm 6:2
Get Well Prayer: Lord, have mercy on my family members, and grant them healing today. Give them relief from their pain, and restore them to full health. Amen.
Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. Psalm 30:2
Get Well Prayer: Lord, I call to you on behalf of my loved ones today. Give them healing in their bodies today, and restore their hope and joy. Amen.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion…
Prayer: Lord, thank you for forgiving our sins. Heal the disease that is causing my loved one pain and discomfort. Grant them love and compassion as they trust in you today. Amen.
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Psalm 107:20
Prayer: Lord, thank you for rescuing us from sin and eternal separation from you. Give my friend hope and peace as they trust in you for healing today. Amen.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
Get Well Prayer: Lord, you are a loving God. Bind up the wounds of my loved ones, and give them strength and healing today. Amen.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8
Prayer: Lord, grant my family members health and nourishment in their bodies today. Give them wisdom and discernment, and fill them with your comfort and strength. Amen.
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
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you through your wounds on the cross, we are healed and spiritually restored through your sacrifice. Grant physical healing to ________________ (insert name), and give them peace and joy. Amen.
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.” Isaiah 57:18-19
Prayer: Lord, just as you brought hope and healing to the people of Israel, grant healing and peace to ______________________ (insert name). Guide them and give them comfort, and fill them with your peace today. Amen.
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8
Get Well Prayer: Lord, may you grant healing to my loved ones and restoration to their souls. Break forth like the dawn, and come to their rescue. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14
Prayer: Lord, heal and restore ____________________ (insert name). May they praise you each day for your goodness and love. Amen.
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord… Jeremiah 30:17a
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your restoration, grace and favor. Bring health and healing to _______________________ (insert name) and allow their body to quickly recover. Surround them with loved ones who can encourage them during this time. Amen.
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. Malachi 4:2a
Prayer: Lord, may the healing rays of your power and strength surround __________________________ (insert name) today. May your love and righteousness shine upon them today. Amen.
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Prayer: Lord, I pray for your healing to come upon __________________________ (insert name), and may your gentle grace and healing soothe their soul. Be with them today, and help them to get well soon. Amen.
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23
Prayer: Lord Jesus, grant the loved ones in my life healing and restoration, just as you miraculously healed others on earth many years ago. Thank you that the power of the Gospel spiritually heals and restores those who trust in you. According to your will, grant physical healing to _________________ (insert name). Amen.
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. 3 John 1:2
Prayer: Lord, I pray that ______________________ will enjoy good health and that all may go well with them in their body and soul. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Get Well Soon Cards–Free Printables
Feel free to download and print these FREE get well soon cards (7″x5″ size), where you can write these prayers and Scriptures in the cards to give to family and friends!
May the Lord grant you peace as you pray for your loved ones during their times of need. I hope that these get-well prayers are an encouragement to your friends and family, and I pray that the Lord will be with you as you trust in him each day.