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Vibrant Hope – Are You Sick? Trust in God for Healing

Saturday 6/29/2024

Psalms 107:20 (NKJV) 20 he sent his word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.

Another well-known verse in the Bible about sickness and healing is found in James 5:14-15 (NIV). “Is anyone among you sick? They should call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 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.”
This passage highlights the significance of prayer, faith, and the role of the church community in pursuing healing for the sick. It urges believers to gather in faith and prayer for the ill, placing trust in God and his power to bring about healing.

Another important verse related to healing can be found in Psalm 103:2-3 (NIV):
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. He forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” This verse emphasizes God’s power to heal physical ailments and spiritual sickness, reminding believers to praise God for his healing power and trust in his ability to bring restoration and wholeness.

These verses, along with others in the Bible, provide comfort, encouragement, and hope to those who are dealing with illness or seeking healing. They serve as a reminder of God’s compassion, mercy, and willingness to bring healing to those who have faith and call upon him.

Below are some prayer points based on the mentioned verses:

  1. Prayer for healing: Pray for those who are sick or facing health challenges, asking God to bring healing and restoration to their bodies. Pray that they may experience the healing touch of the Lord and be raised up from their sickness.
  2. Prayer for faith: Pray for an increase in faith for those who are praying for healing, so that they may trust in God’s power to bring about miraculous healing. Ask God to strengthen their faith and help them believe in His ability to heal all diseases.
  3. Prayer for forgiveness: Pray for those who may be struggling with sin or guilt, asking God to bring forgiveness and spiritual healing to their lives. Pray that they may experience the freedom and peace that comes from receiving God’s forgiveness.
  4. Prayer for the church: Pray for the church community to come together in support of those who are sick, following the biblical model of calling upon the elders to pray for healing. Ask God to unite believers in prayer, faith, and love as they seek healing for the sick.
  5. Prayer of praise: Offer a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God for His benefits, including His ability to heal all diseases. Praise God for His mercy, compassion, and faithfulness in bringing healing and restoration to those in need.
  6. Prayer for trust: Pray for a deepening trust in God’s sovereignty and goodness, even in the midst of sickness and suffering. Ask God to help you trust in His timing and His perfect plan for healing and wholeness.
  7. Prayer for personal healing: If you or someone you know is in need of healing, offer a prayer specifically asking God to bring healing according to His will. Surrender your desires and fears to Him, trusting that He knows what is best for you.

These prayer points can guide you in seeking God’s healing power and grace, in accordance with the scriptures mentioned. Remember to pray with sincerity, faith, and a heart open to God’s will and timing in all things. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

By Pastor AK Mannah

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