The Healing Power of Prayer; 24 encouraging Scripture verses for people with major illness

The Healing Power of Prayer; 24 encouraging Scripture verses for people with major illness  

A friend of mine, let’s call her Isabella, was recently diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition. After weeks of anxiety, tests and an operation, Isabella will now undergo radiation treatment.

It is an awful thing to be diagnosed with a major illness. And often we are at a loss as on how to proceed. The doctors say one thing. Friends, family, and neighbours all want to have their say also and the whole process of testing and treating can be a confusing and challenging time.

Our Lives are in God’s Hands

As friends, we may not always know what to do and how to help. All I really want to do  is hold Isabella in a tight hug and tell her that it will be OK. I want to tell her that our lives are in God’s hands and that he has good plans for her.

I think about my friend often and as usual, when I’m distressed about something, I find comfort in God’s Word. Prayer is known to reduce stress and inflammation in the body.

There is Healing Power in God’s Holy Word

People who pray are found to heal faster and have more peace of mind than people who don’t pray. And the same goes for people who are prayed for, regardless if they know that they are prayed for or not. Mmmm, interesting, isn’t it?

Does the strength of the healing power depend on the faith of the person praying? Sometimes, yes. But not always. 

There is healing power in God’s Holy Word which is as true today as it was thousands of years ago. We can claim the promises from God’s Holy Word as our own. It is as easy as that.


Isabella told me the other day that 25 radiation treatments have been scheduled ‘as a precaution.’ I found 25 Scripture verses to encourage my friend and others on a similar journey. One for each day of treatment.
The first Scripture Verse is below and the others will follow to help and encourage anyone needing comfort and encouragement during medical treatment of any kind.

The Lord Will Keep You

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The Lord will keep you from all harm.. Psalm 121:7
The Lord will keep you from all harm.. Psalm 121:7

May the Lord hold you close, Isabella. And may he comfort you and others who are on a similar journey, and carry you through this period of therapy.

Much love to you my dear friend. I’m looking forward to our next gettogether.


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