Seeing your loved one go through illness is unbearable. The burden becomes more in terminal illness and your dear one has to undergo surgical treatments or hospitalization.
Your doctors might have given discouraging reports concerning their health status, which makes you more worried. While human beings are limited, the God of Heaven is not.
I have heard testimonies of people being cured of chronic illnesses like cancer. So I plea that you refuse to believe in the message of doom about your friend, family member or loved one.
Turn to the Lord in prayer, and let him restore your beloved to health. Equally important, pray to St Jude, the Patron Saint of Hope, for intervention for the sake of your ailing member.
Let us pray together these 5 healing prayers to St Jude to cure the sick.
1) Prayer To St Jude for The Sick
“Holiest St Jude, Apostle of Christ and revered martyr,
Please pray for the sick during their difficult time. Let them know that they are not alone but have a Father in Heaven who cares and sees their tears.
Renew the hope of the ill, Oh Holy Apostle and console their sorrow. Let them receive their healing in Jesus’ name and breathe new life into their ailing bodies.
Thank You, great martyr for the promise of hope You give to all who believe. Amen.”
I pray that you never get tired of pleading on behalf of the sick. Your prayers during their lowest moments can release power upon their lives.
The scripture shows in Luke 4:40 that while Jesus was teaching His followers, many brought their sick for Him to lay His hands on and heal them.
While earthly sufferings such as sickness are unavoidable, God is always ready to hear our cry for help and heal the sick.
During his discipleship, St Jude helped Jesus in his healing miracles.
One great case is when King Abagar of Edessa asked for a drawing of Jesus to heal him of leprosy. Jesus then pressed his face against a cloth to leave an image and sent St Jude to take the cloth to the king.
That shows that the great Apostle is our divine intercessor when we need the miracle of healing.
You can also say a morning prayer for your loved ones, this will give them strength.
2) Prayer to St Jude for Healing
“Great Apostle St Jude,
I come to You because I am desperate for healing and restoration. I seek Your heavenly intercession for [person’s name], which the doctors say is impossible to heal. But nothing is impossible for God.
Please pray for them, oh patron saint of impossible causes. Petition the Lord for courage, hope and strength in their distress. Grant [person’s name] the gift of healing their body and mind. Ask the loving Father to deepen their faith and unshaken conviction in His healing power.
I hope they receive their healing in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
“What do you want me to do for you?” This is a straightforward question that Jesus often asked those in need.
It is not that Jesus did not know their need. But He wanted them to proclaim with their mouth what they wanted Him to do so that they could find refuge.
Sometimes the only thing that might be holding you back from healing is you haven’t told the Lord what you want.
Perhaps you have been depending on your friends and family to pray for you. God invites you to state your need, and He shall grant you.
Read Mark 10: 46-52. It is the story of blind Bartimaeus, who cried out to Jesus for mercy. Christ then asked him, “what do you want me to do for you?”. He replied, “Rabbi, I want to see.””Your faith has made you well,” Jesus told Bartimaeus.
Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road
Let this scripture renew your strength to cry out to Jesus in faith.
You can say this payer for someone or for yourself.
3) Powerful Prayer For Healing Sick Family Member
I reach out to You on behalf of my family member [family members’ name] who needs healing from their sickness. Please melt away their pain and make them whole again so that they may minister to others in a way that glorifies You.
Bring back their joyful spirit and happy laughter so that they may be able to worship You without blemish like they used to before.
I plea that Your healing power over [family members’ name] sickness becomes a testimony to those who doubt You. That they may believe in the Divine power that restores and makes them whole again.
In Your precious name, I pray, Amen.”
Do you frequently find yourself asking why people suffer from sicknesses? Why does God allow His children to endure torment when He can heal them?
Besides the fact that the Word says while we are still on Earth, we will encounter hardships, including physical ailment.
It also includes that such situations happen so that God’s miraculous works might be displayed in our lives.
I know that watching your family member languish from sickness can be overwhelming.
But instead of questioning ‘why’, channel your energy towards seeking their comfort and healing in the Almighty, the giver of good health.
Perhaps God has been waiting for you to draw closer to Him in this situation so that He can show Himself strong for your loved one and the entire family.
You can also say a prayer to heal a family member.
4) Short Prayer to St Jude for a Sick Loved One
“St Jude, You saw the compassion of our Lod Jesus for the sick and dying and witnessed His healing power.
I humbly ask You to intercede for [name of the loved one], who is lying on the hospital bed suffering from [name the disease]. My heart breaks to see them suffer with little hope of recovery.
However, I choose to believe in the report of the Lord, which says that my sick loved one is healed. I ask that You would lift their despondent spirit and instil new hope in their heart. Amen.”
Praying for your sick loved one is the best way to be there for them, especially if you have done everything else to make them comfortable.
You could invite them for devotion to nourish their low spirit in God’s presence.
Sending them prayer cards or pamphlets is a great way to encourage your loved ones and to show that you are thinking of them.
You can also inspire them with Bible verses about God’s healing power will build their spirituality. Here are a few to help you get started:
“Worship the Lord, and your food and water will be blessed. He will take away sickness from you.” — Exodus 23:25;
“Because of Christ’s death on the cross, we die to sin and live for righteousness. By His wounds, you are healed.” — 1 Peter 2:24;
“Let your soul praise the Lord and never forget His blessing. He pardons all your transgressions and heals your afflictions.” — Psalm 103:2-3.
5) Miracle Prayer for Healing the Sick
“Lord Jesus, Thank You for loving the sick. I know that You hate watching them suffer from sickness. I ask that You would heal their disease.
Have mercy on them and ease their pain. The Bible narrates Your miraculous healing, and I believe that Your power is still at work today. I thank You that our lives are in Your hands, and You control everything that happens to us from our first to the last breath.
Your Word says in Psalm 107:19-20 that when we call out to You, You will have compassion and heal and rescue us from certain death. I call out to You on behalf of the sick.
Restore them to health in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
God’s ways are incomprehensible and mysterious. It is hard to understand why some people suffer illness while others always seem healthy.
It is not because God loves the sick less than the healthy. Even Jesus’ disciples wondered about the same.
In John 9:1-3, they were concerned about a blind man born with the disorder and questioned their teacher whether the man’s blindness was because of his sin or his parents.
Jesus replied that his incapability is not because of his sin or those of his loved ones. But God caused it so that He might be displayed in the man’s life.
So when you pray, the burden of healing falls on the Heavenly Father to show Himself strong for the sick.
Sometimes even doctors, with all their knowledge and expertise, reach a point of faith for God to heal their patients. Dare to believe that God can heal the sick.
You can also say a prayer to thank God or St.Jude after they answered your prayers.
Who is the Saint for Healing?
Saint Raphael the Archangel is the patron saint in charge of healing cases. Raphael is found in the Old Testament in the Book of Tobit. He is described as a healer of the body, mind and spirit.
However, St Jude is the patron saint of hope and impossible causes.
This is why He is the right saint to pray to when your loved ones are fighting a terminal ill.
Will St Jude Help to Heal the Sick?
Yes. St Jude is the patron saint of hope and impossible causes.
He can therefore restore the hope of the sick and intervene for healing even in the most difficult and incurable cases.
You need only have faith that He will help to heal the sick.
How Many Times Should I Say These Prayers?
As many times as possible.
You can approach God in prayer at any moment of the day. That is the beauty of prayer.
So, do not be scared of communicating with the Lord whenever you feel the need.
Sicknesses can cause physical, emotional and mental hardships to you and your loved ones. But gratefully, you are not alone, and praying for healing can help find peace and strength as you await positive health results.
Saying this healing prayer, and asking St Jude to intervene for healing can offer comfort when you and your sick loved ones need it most.
If your family member or friend is battling an illness, sharing these prayers with them will bring them peace and new energy.