How to pray when you are sick

Sunday January 7, 2024
Bob Gass
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“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 let’s be in no doubt; when we’re sick, we are told to call for the church elders to anoint us with oil and pray over us, believing that we will be healed. In times of sickness, we’re also told to pray for one another. 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 are sick today, pray this: “Lord, even though the doctor’s report is negative, 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). Forgive me for any door I may have opened to this illness by failing to be a good steward of my health. Raise me up as testimony to your healing power. You are the changeless 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 decree that I will not die before my appointed time but will live to report what you have done (see Psalm 118:17). By faith I stand on your Word and declare, ‘By your stripes I am healed’” (see Isaiah 53:5).

The Word for You Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from Celebration Enterprises, Inc. Copyright © 2024

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