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The Sick Mans Prayer: A Powerful Way to ask God for Healing

What is a Sick Man's Prayer?

When we are sick, the last thing we want to do is pray. We would much rather curl up in bed and rest. However, the Sick Mans Prayer is a powerful way to ask God for healing. This prayer is simple, yet very effective. In this blog post, we will discuss the history of the Sick Man’s Prayer, as well as how to say it correctly. We will also provide some helpful tips for those who are looking to pray for healing during difficult times .

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What is a Sick Man’s Prayer?

 “God Please help me in my time of need. I am sick and I need your healing touch. I am weak and I need your strength. I am lost and I need your guidance. Please help me to accept the path that you have given me. If it is your will please remove this affliction from me. I know that it is in your power, but help me to accept whatever your will is, In Jesus’ name Amen”

A sick man’s prayer is a short, simple prayer that is typically religious in nature. It is typically said by someone who is seriously ill or dying, and it is often addressed to a higher power, such as God or a saint. The content of a sick man’s prayer can vary widely, but it is often focused on seeking peace, forgiveness, or strength. In some cases, a sick man’s prayer may also be a plea for healing. Regardless of its specific content, a sick man’s prayer is typically seen as a powerful and deeply personal expression of faith.

What are Bible Examples of Sick Mans’s Prayers?

The Bible is full of examples of prayers that were answered in miraculous ways . In many cases, these prayers were offered by people who were sick or in need of healing. Here are just a few examples:

  1. The woman with the hemorrhage: In Mark 5, a woman suffering from a severe bleeding disorder came to Jesus for healing. When she touched his garment, she was immediately healed.
  2. The man with the withered hand: In Mark 3, a man came to Jesus seeking healing for his withered hand. Jesus healed him instantly.
  3. The centurion’s servant: In Luke 7, a Roman centurion asked Jesus to heal his servant, who was sick and near death. Jesus not only healed the man, but he also raised him from the dead.
  4. The Leper
  5. The woman whose Son Had died
  6. Mary Sister of Lazarus

These are just a few of the many Bible examples of prayers for healing that was answered in miraculous ways. When we pray for healing, we can trust that God is always listening and will answer in whatever way is best for us. What is a sick man’s prayer?

What is the Sick Man’s Prayer By Dr. Karl Menninger?

The Sick Man’s Prayer is a poem written by Dr. Karl Menninger, a psychiatrist who founded the Menninger Clinic. The poem is about a man who is suffering from mental illness and is praying for help. The poem was first published in Menninger’s book, The Vital Balance.

The poem has since been reprinted in other books and anthologies. The poem begins with the man asking God for help, and then proceeds to list a number of specific requests, such as strength to overcome his illness, understanding from others, and peace of mind.

The poem ends with the man thanking God for his blessings and for giving him the courage to face his challenges. The Sick Man’s Prayer provides a snapshot of the struggles faced by those suffering from mental illness, as well as the hope that they can find the strength and courage to carry on.

The Sick Mans Prayer is a powerful way to ask God for healing. This prayer was written by Dr. Karl Menninger, one of the most famous psychiatrists in the world. It is a very simple prayer, but it is very effective. In this blog post, we will discuss the history of the sick man’s prayer, and how you can use it to pray for healing in your own life.

Bible example of God Answering their prayers asking for healing because they were sick Positively are these people;

  • Hezekiah – “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, `This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now, you will go up to the temple of the LORD. I will add fifteen years to your life.

Bible examples of God Not Answering their prayers;

  1. Jesus asked that this cup be taken from him- but what did God say?”Not my will, but yours be done.” In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was in agony. He asked God three times to take away the cup of suffering that he was about to endure. each time, God’s answer was the same; “Not
  2. Paul asked that his thorn in the flesh be taken from him- but what did God say? “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”In  II Corinthians 12:Paul asks God to remove a “thorn in the flesh” that was causing him pain and suffering.
  3. But instead of taking away the thorn, God tells Paul that his grace is sufficient.So we see from these examples that, sometimes God will answer our prayers for healing, and other times He will not. But we can trust that God always knows what is best for us, and He will answer our prayers in His perfect timing. If you are facing a health challenge right now, I encourage you to pray

Reasons that we might be Sick are;

  • A broken bone
  • Cancer
  • An infection
  • A cold or the flu
  • Disease
  • Heredity
  • Old Age

As God’s Children, He always wants to Hear our prayers?

As God’s Children, He always wants to hear our prayers. Even though we may not always get the answers that we are looking for, He is always listening. Sometimes, we have to go through tough times in order to learn lessons that will make us stronger in our faith.

In those times, it is important to remember that God is always with us and that He loves us no matter what happens. By praying to Him and staying close to Him, we can get through anything that life throws our way.

If God decides to Heal us we should?

If God decides to heal us, we should be grateful. We should not question His decision or try to second-guess His plan. We should simply trust that He knows what is best for us and accept His gift of healing with humility and thanksgiving. Of course, this does not mean that we should never seek medical treatment or take steps to protect our health.

But it does mean that we should not put our faith in earthly remedies instead of in the Lord. When we are sick, we should pray for healing and then trust that God will answer in His own time and in His own way. Whether He chooses to heal us physically or spiritually, we can be confident that His plan is perfect and that He will work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28).

If God decides Not to Heal us we should?

If God decides not to heal us, we should accept His decision and move on. We may not understand why He has chosen not to heal us, but we must trust that He knows what is best. Perhaps He has a plan for us that does not involve physical healing.

Or maybe He wants us to learn and grow from our experience of illness. Whatever the reason, we must have faith that God knows what He is doing. We may not like His decision, but we must trust that He knows what is best for us.

Final Thoughts – The Sick Man’s Prayer

When we are sick we should never hesitate in coming before God and asking for his healing hand. He may choose to do it miraculously, he may do it through your Doctors. He may also choose that it is not his answer to heal us, Pauls Thorn in the flesh. Jesus’ death ended up in the Salvation of Mankind.

God Bless Greg


  • Greg Gaines

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