7 Short but Powerful Prayers for Someone’s Healing and Recovery

7. A Prayer for Spiritual Restoration and Wholeness

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Lord, as David prayed in Psalm 51, “Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithfulness; According to the greatness of Your compassion, wipe out my wrongdoings. Wash me thoroughly from my guilt and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my wrongdoings, and my sin is constantly before me. Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified when You speak and blameless when You judge” (verses 1-4 NASB).  “Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life. Tune me in to foot-tapping songs, set these once-broken bones to dancing. Don’t look too close for blemishes, give me a clean bill of health” (verses 7-9 MSG). 

Create in me a clean heart, God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit” (verses 10-12 NASB). In the cleaning, redeeming, restoring name of Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen. 

For more healing prayers and an in-depth look at the 10 Steps toward Healing and Wholeness, see Cindi’s book, When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts.

Related Resource: A Prayer for Healing Words

There is one thing in our lives that holds great power that can be easily used for both great good and great evil. I have seen it bring people together and tear others apart. I have used it for both wonderful and terrible purposes. It is something none of us can escape. I’m talking about the power of the tongue. Words can harm, but words can also heal. The tongue has great power, and under the control of the Holy Spirit, this power can change lives in the best way, all for the glory of God. Do you struggle with using your words to heal? Listen to today’s episode of Everyday Prayers from Erin Mohring on Proverbs 12:18, and pray this prayer with us today:

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Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker, Bible teacher, and award-winning writer who helps women and couples strengthen their relationship with God and others. She is also a mother, pastor’s wife, and author of 17 books, including When Women Walk Alone (more than 150,000 copies sold), When God Sees Your TearsWhen a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts, and When Couples Walk Together:31 Days to a Closer Connectionwhich she co-authored with her husband of 35 years. For more on her speaking ministry, coaching services for writers, and books to strengthen your soul, marriage, and parenting, see her website:

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