By Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff, Crosswalk.com
As a parent, it can cause tremendous pain and anxiety when your child is sick or suffering. A chronic illness or life-threatening disease can cause you to lose hope and question God's presence. You may be overwhelmed by the recurring hospital visits and doctor appointments for your son or daughter. God wants you to experience hope and joy despite the circumstances. We serve a God of healing and strength. Use these prayers for a sick child to experience the mighty working hands of God.
Bless and Heal My Child
It’s hard to imagine a love that trumps a mother’s for her child, especially when they are sick. When they miss out on fun things or are in pain, our hearts ache for them. We would do almost anything, sacrifice what we could, to heal them, make them smile again, see them well. The love of God surpasses what we can comprehend. The Father that gave His own Son, can be trusted to heal our littles. Father, bless and heal our children of their sicknesses. Restore their laughter, and let them play. Stir us to trust You more, and seek You harder. For just as You know us, You know our children. We are entrusted with them as mothers, but they are Yours. And You love them with the same extravagant love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Meg Bucher
A Prayer for Miraculous Healing
Lord Jesus, thank you that you love my child. I know that you hate what their illness is doing to them/me. I ask, in the name of Jesus, that you would heal this disease, that you would have compassion and bring healing from all sickness.
Your word says in Psalm 107:19-20 that when we call out to you the Eternal one you will give the order, heal and rescue us from certain death. In the Bible, I have read of miraculous healing and I believe that you still heal the same way today. I believe that there is no illness you cannot heal after all the Bible tells of you raising people from the dead so I ask for your healing in this situation. Amen. ~ Meg Bucher
Prayer for Doctors and Treatment
Lord Jesus, thank you that our hope for healing is in you. If there are doctors or treatments that you would want to use to heal this disease I pray that you would guide [child's name] to them. I ask for wisdom and discernment about which treatments to pursue.
God, I thank you that my child belongs to you and that you are in control of everything that happens from our first breath to our last sigh. ~ Wendy Van Eyck
Healing from God
Dear God, motherhood can be exhausting, but You have placed us perfectly. Encourage our hearts as only You can. Heal our children and breathe life back into our days. For You assure us: "My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19) As we recall the miraculous healing that Jesus performed on this earth, our hearts are encouraged and reminded of the power our Savior has to heal us. The blind could see, the lame could walk, and the demon-possessed were freed. There is no problem or ailment that is bigger than Jesus. He who knew our trials before He died for us, is there for us. We don’t see the wind, but it still moves. We don’t see God, but He is moving. He is healing, and He is there with a compassionate love for us unmatched by any earthly notion. ~ Meg Bucher
A Prayer for Focus and Strength
Lord, help me see myself, my child, and our lives through your eyes. I often focus on my circumstances of sickness instead of focusing on You. When I look at what I can’t do and what I don’t have, I get discouraged and overwhelmed. I want to run and hide. Please come to me like you came to Gideon, and set my eyes on Your plan and your provision for today. You are the strength of my heart and my portion forever!
A Prayer for God's Goodness
Dear Lord, I’m choosing to hand over to You today all the things I don’t understand and that feel too overwhelming. I declare Your goodness over my child's sickness today and believe You are working all things for my good and Your glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
When the News Comes
Dear Lord, You are I AM, I’m-Possible. You are the Way, the Truth and the Life, and You are forever faithful. Thank You for being with me always, holding me close and being my hiding place. Help me lean on these truths when the news I receive feels impossible. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Lysa TerKeurst
For Belief in Healing
Father, help me to nurse our child back to health swiftly, so that they can rejoin the laughter outside of the house. Help me to lead them to You in their pain and impatience, through the warmth of momma snuggles and assurance that this too shall pass. Thanks to the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross, through belief in Him we know that You will breath life into our situation. You hear us, love us, heal us, and help us. You bring us peace when we are anxious, and assurance when our confidence lacks. ~ Meg Bucher