Prayers for Peace During an Illness

Prayer to Take My Thoughts Captive:

Psalm 23:4: Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, Lord, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.

Lord, I praise you for your faithfulness through the years. Today, I need you more than ever as I face this illness. Pour your words concerning healing into my heart so that my peace is unwavering. I stand on the work you have done on the cross for me. Isaiah 53:5 “By his stripes we are healed” is the definitive passage that I’m believing during this time.

I ask you to take my thoughts captive during this journey. I recognize Satan comes to still, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) and is invading my thoughts. When the darkness comes, I pray you give me the peace needed to overcome the mental attacks. Sickness is such a scary time. You know my heart so I am going to verbalize where I need peace. I feel so alone–no one seems to understand how my sickness is affecting me mentally and physically. Sometimes the physical pain is unbearable. I know that is Satan telling me that. I need peace in this area.

Jesus, I also need peace as far as finances are concerned. I know you will supply all my needs. Right now, time off from work and medical bills are mounting. Give me the peace to keep my eyes on you. You have promised to supply all my needs according to your riches in glory.

And give me peace regarding healing. I know the ultimate healing in my life will be when I meet you face to face. Give me peace to accept the path of my journey, whether I am to continue my work on earth or whether I graduate to eternity with you. Calm my anxiety and help me be calm as I trust in You. Cover me in the shadow of your wings so I can rest in peace. Amen.

Prayer to Have Mindful Rest During This Illness:

Isaiah 41:1 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Dear Lord, your Word tells me that you will never leave or forsake me. I am standing in faith on that scripture. Today I come to you with heavy heart as I struggle with illness. It seems as though my mind is a battlefield, being attacked day and night. I just need peace and rest.

I ask that you bring peace to my mind and body. Help me to trust in your healing power and to find strength in your love. Bring me hope for a future of health and wholeness. I don’t want to be selfish in my prayers. I realize there are many suffering from illnesses. Touch them also and bring peace to them as you heal their bodies too.

In your precious name I pray, Amen.

John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

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