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How to pray when you’re sick

7 December 2023 ‘Is anyone among you sick?’ James 5:14 NIV

The Bible says, ‘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’ (vv.14-15 NIV). So, it’s absolutely not wrong to pray for healing. The Bible leaves us in no doubt that when we’re sick, we are told to ask people in our churches to pray for us, believing that we will be healed. In times of sickness, we’re also told to pray for each other. Jesus said, ‘These signs will follow those who believe: In My name…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover’ (Mark 16:17-18 NKJV). If you’re feeling unwell today, pray: ‘Lord, You have the last word concerning my life. Your Word says, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book” (Psalm 139:16 NLT). Help me to make any lifestyle changes that will make a difference to my quality of life. Raise me up as testimony to your healing power. You are my unchanging,miracle-working God yesterday, today, and forever (see Hebrews 13:8). I take authority over every defective part of my body and command each one to be made whole in the name of Jesus. I hope and believe that my life will be a testimony to Your healing power. In faith, I stand on Your Word and shout out, “By Your stripes I am healed”’ (see Isaiah 53:5).


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Armed for spiritual warfare (2) Saturday 24 February
Armed for spiritual warfare (1) Friday 23 February
Don’t doubt God Thursday 22 February
Hypocrisy Wednesday 21 February
The ‘most important’ thing Tuesday 20 February
The breaking process (3) Monday 19 February

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