We often take our health for granted. We push ourselves to achieve more and more and feel bitter when for some reason we don’t accomplish all we set out to. But without good health, our plans go down the drains.

This afternoon, I remembered the terminally ill (those suffering from life-threatening conditions, those the doctors have given up on) who are still hoping for a touch from God so that they can pursue their dreams. And I wrote this prayer for them. May the promise of the Scriptures that we are healed by the stripes of Jesus speedily come true for them.

And for the rest of us, may this piece cause us to show more care to the severely sick around us and return thanks continually to God for keeping us strong. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.



Another day is over
The darkness haunts my soul
This continued wait for an answer
Overwhelms me with sorrow

Visit me in Your goodness
My ailment crush completely
Although doctors are helpless
Before death’s cruel precursor

My life is still unfolding
The dreams you sowed in my heart
Raise me to do your bidding
And I’ll serve you all my days

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016

Scriptures about healing:

“… If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” – Exodus 15:26

(Related: A Brand Snatched From The Fire – A Healing Testimony)

“2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good ] things; so that[ thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – Psalm 103:2-5

“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” – Psalm 107:20

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“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5

“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord” – Jeremiah 30:17

“… God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” – Acts 10:38

“7. And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; … 12. And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 13. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” – Mark 6:7, 12 & 13

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The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.

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  • Ugwu, Chinagorom Joseph

    Although i do not have any health challenge, (and by his grace have not had any for more than a year now) but I know there are plenty others out there who are helplessly lying in hospitals and homes due to health challenges. I therefore join in the prayer for divine healing upon such people in Jesus’ name believing that the promise of God in John 14:14 will not be left unfulfilled. I also pray God to protect my family,Classmates, lecturers, friends, and the entire University Community against any form of illness or any act that will lead to illness including Bad Government or life-threatening administration Amen.

  • Health they say is wealth and can be given by almighty God, I am normal today, all thanks to him

  • Hi Edith! Beautiful poem! It breaks my heart to see His children suffer. It broke our Savior’s heart as well, for He healed them all! He commissioned us as Believers to walk out Luke 4:18, preaching the Good News to all who will hear and letting them know they can experience wholeness in Him! Such comforting words for those who are suffering. Stopping by from “Christian Women Bloggers Unite.” Blessings!

  • We spent years begging God to help our daughter, to reveal what was going on to the drs. finally….

    I know it has to be awful for those that deal with chronic issues with no answers.


    • Edith Ohaja

      I don’t know how they cope but God is able. It makes me so so grateful and yes, we ought to pray for them, every chance we get. Blessings on you, your ministry and family, Marie!

  • Eze Benjamin Oduma

    This reminds me about one of the songs of my role model in the music industry, Don Moen, ”God’s name is more powerful than any disease we can name (tonight) ”I am the Lord that healeth thee”, I wish them all that has one health challenge or the other God’s healing touch in Jesus name, Amen!

  • Obetta Collins Odinakachukwu

    nice one… speechless!!!!

  • Ani Chidinma M

    For me, am in need of God’s healing in my life. Earnestly praying and waiting on him. Blessed by this post.

  • ononso akwueke

    Healing is forever our portion

  • Nedum Igbo

    Healing is thy children’s bread. We should thank God for the good health we have each day. Amen to the prayer cause I need healing in every area always not just being free from sickness. Graceful.

  • Jeremiah Chioma Juilet

    Christ already defeated sickness and death on the cross. We only need to key into the manifestation of that battle. Thank God for Christ Jesus. Amen

  • Oparanozie David Chidumam

    Amen. Am really happy that the sick is being remembered. Actually we are all sick whether you or I think so or not but to those their sickness is truly visible, God grant them quick recovery.

  • Akabuike Chisom

    Sickness is not always a thing of joy, but if we find our in it we should always be hopeful that we are healed in his neck. Glory to God

  • Atudume B. Chinwendu

    Amen ma, I clam this prayer on behalf of my Daddy

  • Chigbo God'spromise E

    The lord is our healer even when all hope is lost. Trust in him by his stripes we are healed

  • Sandra Oweka

    So many times, we’ve enjoyed good health for free, without paying any charges, yet we don’t know what God gave to us.
    My prayer goes out to everyone suffering from any type of sickness and disease, receive supernatural healing now, in Jesus name!

  • Udeh favour makuachukwu

    Wow, very touching. I also pray for those who are sick in their body and o ask God to heal them completely and restore the lost years back to them. Amen

  • Emeh Akachukwu Esther

    By his stripes we are healed…God heals us of every sickness, disease, and from every infirmities..he is truly our healer

  • Nwogu Chiamaka

    For those that are sick, remember that God is your healer, he can heal you of any kind of disease just trust in him, have this in mind, when there is life there is hope. Lord I am so grateful for the good health you have given to him and I ask that you do not relent in doing this.


    This is my healing prayer to my friend who is critically down
    Think, o God, of my friend who is ill, whom i now commend to Your compassionate regard.

    Comfort him upon his sickbed, and ease his suffering. i beg for deliverance, and submit
    that no healing is too hard for the Lord, if it be His will.

    i therefore pray that You bless my friend with Your loving care, renew his strength,
    and heal what ails him in Your loving name.

    Thank You, Lord.

  • emekaobi ijeoma rita

    faith is the most powerful weapon we have as Christians. We should learn to pray without season, not just when we need healing.

  • Egbo Rita Somtochukwu

    We must pray fervently not only when we are sick and need healing from God or when we are in problem. God answers prayer and it is done through constant faith and trust Him….

  • Queen

    At times when sick, i hardly pray for healing because i know am already healed. I have eternal sound health in Christ and when sick, i rather thank Him for my healing.

  • Ozoguejiofor Uche Jacinta

    God is the greatest physician. He has healed me when sickness came and I pray that His divine healing be upon the sick . Amen.

  • Nwele Euphemia Uzoamaka

    Amen. Since i know it is not the will of God for people to be ill, am always hopeful that he who started the good works in the life of people would complete it. It bites me to see people ill

  • judith

    My healer, my great physician is what i call him; even the best doctors still look to him for direction. In any ailment at all, I know he is in control.

  • Onyejekwe favour kosisor

    We are anxious to get up and doing, trying to do a thousand things without noticing the tiny things that need care, our health. stop fighting and worrying, start living.

  • God, you are the Lord that healeth thy people.I ask that you will stretch forth ur healing hands upon every sick person .God is the greatest physician. His healing powers suppercceds every other powers.

  • Sugbaza Benjamin victor

    A prayer for healing not just for our physical self but also for our spiritual lives.. Thank you for this piece

  • Epunam obianuju

    What an inspiring piece, most times people complain about little things forgeting that their are some people who are in the hospital, others who can’t breathe. The healthy should always appreciate God for good health.

  • Ozukwe Mirian chisom

    This is really a faith piece. Prayer can do things. I remember that it was through my prayer and faith in God that my dad got healed of a mysterious illness. Thank you Jesus.

  • Andeshi Monica

    i want to use this medium to thank God for good health for me and my family and for all who are going through one health challenge or the other, i pray that the good Lord will grant them good health in Jesus mighty name Amen.

  • Venessa Stephen

    I love this poem so much.The healthy ones need to give God all the praises because they’re bestowed with such great goodness.If you visit the hospital and see how people suffer, wishing for a second chance to be made whole again, fighting for their lives,you know the healthy ones need to give God all the glory.

  • Chinelobi Treasure Oluchi

    Raise me to do Your biddings that I may serve You for the rest of My days.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    May God heal the sick ones and may he give them the grace to avoid the temptation of cursing God, just like Job avoided the temptation in Jesus name, Amen .
    For the healthy ones, do not take your health for granted. Show love and care to the sick. Try putting yourself into their shoes to know what it feels like, only then will you understand a bit of their pains

  • Ikebudu juanita

    God honours his words and his words stand sure. Thank you, ma, for writing this piece for those struggling with their health.

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