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Top 5 Prayer Requests for the Critically Ill

Send a prayer for the critically ill. Here are 5 common holy land prayer requests to cure serious ailments. Feel free to be inspired and ask for relief from suffering from within the land of Jesus’s death and resurrection! Submit your prayer request here.


Sending a prayer request for someone struggling with a critical illness is a powerful way of alleviating suffering for both the victim and yourself. Living with the knowledge that you could lose someone dear to you can be very painful and the burden may sometimes feel too heavy to carry alone. In such times, sharing your burden with God can have profound effects on mood and provide relief from anxiety.

If you’ve felt distanced from God, you can ask for a prayer to be offered for you by people of integrity and faith, in the lands where Jesus Christ was born, crucified, and resurrected for inspiration.

In the words of James 5:13-16, “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 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. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Sometimes you may feel at a loss for words or too overcome by emotion to create a prayer on your own. Here are 5 common prayer requests in the holy land for the critically ill whose healing may need a miracle to be realized.

1. Prayer for those Suffering from Cancer

Heavenly Father, I offer you, in full faith, and in pleading ask that you grant comfort to Miranda’s body when she is in pain. Put your loving hand on all those suffering from cancer and help our healers remove all tumorous cells from their bodies. May they never be afraid and may they always feel your presence, and be blessed. Amen!

2. Prayer for those Suffering from Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, and Stroke

Lord, I come to you in complete surrender and in all humility. I offer trust in your love and mercy, believing that whatever I ask from you in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, you will grant me if it is fair and in accordance with your divine will.

I lift up to you, Mario, who is need of healing from heart disease. Hear my prayers through your temple in the most holy lands. Let the grace of your divine healing flow through all parts of his body, touching his heart, veins, and arteries, and all places afflicted with sickness. Bring healing to his nerves and organs surrounding the heart. Console him and ease his pain. Bring relief from suffering and restore his health in body, mind, and spirit. Amen!

3. Prayer for those Undergoing Surgery

Loving Father, I thank you for defending me and helping me overcome obstacles in life. I thank you for giving me the doctors and the nurses that I needed for my surgery. Please guide their hands and minds so that they are able to work with care and skill. By the promise of the resurrection of your son and our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, I look forward to you fighting for me. May the prayers of these faithful, who intercede for me, be heard. Please help me get better and back to serving your will again. Amen!

4. Prayer for those Suffering from Dementia

Fill with your grace and love, O Lord, the cups of all those suffering from dementia and diseases of the brain. It is frustrating for them to not be able to find a word and it is fearful to lose one’s memories. Bless them all with patience. Give strength and understanding to the families of these, your children. May they be blessed with days of hope and accomplishment. In the name of Christ, our savior and Lord, we pray for your blessings. Amen!

5. Prayer for those Suffering from Paralysis

O heavenly father, through these faithful gathered in the most holy of your churches and witness to crucifixion and resurrection of your only son and our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that you may ease the suffering of Ludwig. It is hard not to stay bitter in his paralysis. Let him not think desperate thoughts. Help him to overcome self-pity and become aware that he is not alone in his suffering. Bless those who care for and support him that they may seek patience and serve with love and respect. Through the suffering and the eternal sacrifice of Christ, may we feel loved and blessed every day. Amen!

The Salvation Garden virtually opens the gates for you, and for Christians around the world, giving you direct access to Jerusalem’s holy sites. Now you can send your prayer and have it physically placed in your chosen site of worship in the Holy Land. Write you prayer request here.

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