19 Best Psalms for Healing:
The Book of Psalms contains beautiful, empowering, and healing Words to read, meditate on, and pray. The Psalms are known for their divine power – particularly in times of great duress and when in need of healing. Whether you are suffering from a broken or troubled heart, illness, sin, or other physical or spiritual battle, this incredible Book of the Bible will offer you so much comfort and strength.
Below are 19 powerful Psalms for Healing. Read and pray through them slowly, paying close attention to those verses in which God speaks loudest to you. He knows what you are going through, and He is with you in prayer. Consider this reading a divine call to spend some much needed one-on-one time with your Lord—the One capable of healing and delivering you from anything and everything that ails you. Just believe.
“My Child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to My Words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body” –Proverbs 4:20-22; The Lord Almighty.
Let’s get started:
19 Best Psalms to Pray for Healing
9 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
my soul and body with grief.
14 But I trust in You, Lord;
I say, ‘You are my God.’
15 My times are in Your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
from those who pursue me.
2.) Psalm 103:2-4
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all His benefits—
3 Who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion
3.) Psalm 147:3
3 [You, Lord,] heal the brokenhearted
and bind up all their wounds.
4.) Psalm 6:2-4
2 Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint;
heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish.
How long, Lord, how long?
4 Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of Your unfailing love.
5.) Psalm 34:18-20
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the Lord delivers him from them all;
20 He protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.
6.) Psalm 23:4
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
7.) Psalm 107:17-20
17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways
and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 They loathed all food
and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and He saved them from their distress.
20 He sent out His Word and healed them;
He rescued them from the grave.
8.) Psalm 109:30-31
30 With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord;
in the great throng of worshipers I will praise Him.
31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy,
to save their lives from those who would condemn them.
9.) Psalm 73:26
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
10.) Psalm 31:7-8
7 I will be glad and rejoice in Your love,
for You saw my affliction
and knew the anguish of my soul.
8 You have not given me into the hands of the enemy
but have set my feet in a spacious place.
11.) Psalm 61:1-4
1 Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
2 From the ends of the earth I call to You,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For You have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
4 I long to dwell in Your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings.
12.) Psalm 30:1-2
1 I will exalt you, Lord,
for You lifted me out of the depths
and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 Lord my God, I called to You for help,
and You healed me.
13.) Psalm 25:17-18
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.
14.) Psalm 143:9-10
9 Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,
for I hide myself in You.
10 Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God;
may Your Good Spirit
lead me on level ground.
15.) Psalm 146:7-8
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
16.) Psalm 16:1-2
1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in You I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
apart from You I have no good thing.’
17.) Psalm 41:1-4
1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
He does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.
4 I said, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord;
heal me, for I have sinned against You.’
18.) Psalm 118:5-6
5 When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
He brought me into a spacious place.
6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
19.) Psalm 27:13-14
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Anytime you are in need of healing of any kind, turn to these powerful psalms and prayerfully read them over. They will bring a Light and peace to your soul, bringing you even closer to God and His incredible healing power. Please share this list with anyone else who may be in need of healing today.
“We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” –Romans 5:3-4.
[Let us know in the comment section below which verses speak to you and how we can be praying for you during this time.]