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5 Bible verses asking God for healing


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Philip Kosloski - published on 02/11/20

Many biblical characters begged God for healing, and their prayers remain powerful examples for us.

There are often times in our lives when an illness or injury will create a great burden, and we may even have difficulty performing our daily activities. It’s not easy to endure, and healing doesn’t always happen immediately.

Whatever our situation might be, we shouldn’t be afraid to cry out to God for healing. He always answers our prayers, and while that doesn’t guarantee a miraculous return to full health, sometimes it does.

A good place to turn is the Bible, where many biblical characters asked God for healing. Some of them were fully healed, while others were strengthened in their faith. We can make these prayers our own and ask God to heal us, whether in body or soul.

1Heal me, Lord, that I may be healed; save me, that I may be saved, for you are my praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)

2In their distress they cried to the Lord, who saved them in their peril, Sent forth his word to heal them, and snatched them from the grave. Let them thank the Lord for his mercy, such wondrous deeds for the children of Adam. (Psalm 107:19-21)

3Bless the Lord, my soul; and do not forget all his gifts, Who pardons all your sins, and heals all your ills. (Psalm 103:2-3)

4Jesus, Master! Have pity on us! And when he saw them, he said, Go show yourselves to the priests. As they were going they were cleansed. (Luke 17:13-14)

5Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. (Matthew 8:8)

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