7 Most Powerful Catholic Prayers for Healing

Let it be done according to your faith.
Matthew 9:29

7 Most Powerful Catholic Prayers for Healing

When we are in need of healing, whether mentally, physically or spiritually, who better to turn to then the Divine Physician to cure any ailment(s)? In the Gospels, Jesus consistently heals the sick anywhere He visited. The suffering would flock to His presence and beg for His healing touch. In response to this need, Jesus would respond generously and lovingly, especially to those who showed authentic faith. True to the Word of God, when the suffering displayed faith they were healed. The message? It was their faith that saved them: “Then He touched there eyes and said, ‘Let it be done for you according to your faith’” (Matthew 9:29). 

This is a powerful promise, one that no doubt takes strong faith to believe in. But time after time throughout Holy Scripture, we find the same result: faith equals healing. So if you are struggling with some sort of ailment today, do not worry. Worry only leads to stress, and stress only makes the ailment(s) worse. Instead, turn your eyes toward Jesus in faith and trust that He will heal you. How do we turn toward Jesus? Through prayer.

Here is a list of the 7 Most Powerful Catholic Prayers for Healing wherein you will petition the Divine Physician, our loving Father, through faith to cure your own or someone you know’s ailments. As you pray, remember the solemn words of our Savior: “Then He touched there eyes and said, ‘Let it be done for you according to your faith’” (Matt 9:29). Have faith! Believe the following words as you pray them.

Most Powerful Catholic Prayers for Healing

Prayer for a sick person invoking Jesus’ Miraculous Healing Powers

Lord Jesus Christ,
Savior and consoler of our weakness,
who delivered Peter’s mother-in-law
and the ruler’s son from a high fever;
who restored strength to the paralytic,
cleansed the lepers,
healed the centurion’s servant;
who saved the woman suffering from hemorrhage,
raised up the man lying helpless
on his pallet at the pool of Bethsaida,
went about the towns and villages
healing all kinds of ailments …
may the sick, especially …
(insert name of sick person[s] here),
be freed from their illness
and restored in body and mind,
and may rightly see fit to praise your power
until the end of their days;
you who live and reign forever and ever.

Prayer for the Quick Recovery of a sick person

Most merciful Jesus,
who are the consolation and salvation of
all who put their trust in You,
we humbly beseech You,
by Your most bitter passion,
grant the recovery of health to your servant …

[insert name here]

provided this be for his/her soul’s welfare,
that with us he/she may praise and magnify
Your holy Name.

Word of God: Matthew 8:8

I am not worthy to have You enter under my roof;

[but] only say the word and my [soul] servant
will be healed.

Prayer to Our Lady for Healing of any ailment

Be blessed, O most pure Virgin,
for having vouchsafed to manifest your shining with life,
sweetness and beauty,
in the Grotto of Lourdes, saying to the child, St. Bernadette:
“I am the Immaculate Conception.”
A thousand times we congratulate you upon your Immaculate Conception.
And now, O ever Immaculate Virgin,
Mother of mercy, Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners, Comforter of the afflicted,
you know our wants, our troubles, our sufferings;
deign to cast upon us a look of mercy.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes,
you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary,
whence you dispense your favors,
and already many have obtained the cure of their infirmities,
both spiritual and physical.
We come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence
to implore your maternal intercession.
Obtain for us, O loving Mother, the granting of our request.

(state your request now)

Through gratitude for your favors,
we will endeavor to imitate your virtues,
that we may one day share your glory.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Christ,
you had influence with your Divine Son while upon earth.
You have the same influence now in Heaven.
Pray for us; obtain for us from your Divine Son
our special requests if it be the Divine Will.

Prayer to the Archangels for Heavenly Protection and Healing

Heavenly King, You have given us archangels
to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.

Saint Michael is our protector;
I ask him to come to my aid,
fight for all my loved ones,
and protect us from danger.

Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News;
I ask him to help me
clearly hear Your voice
and to teach me the truth.

Saint Raphael is the healing angel;
I ask him to take my need for healing
and that of everyone I know,
lift it up to Your throne of grace
and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.

Help us, O Lord,
to realize more fully the reality of the archangels
and their desire to serve us.
Holy angels,
pray for us.

Prayer to St. Peregrine for the Healing of Cancer

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called
“The Mighty,”
“The Wonder-Worker,”
because of the numerous miracles which you
have obtained from God for those who
have had recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh
this cancerous disease that destroys
the very fiber of our being,
and who had recourse to the Source of all grace
when the power of man could do no more.
You were favored with the vision of Jesus
coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction.
Ask of God and Our Lady,
the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you …

(Pause here and silently recall the names of those for whom you are praying)

Aided in this way by your powerful intercession,
we shall sing to God,
now and for all eternity,
a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.


Prayer to St. Gianna for Healing of Complications in Pregnancy

O compassionate Saint Gianna,
physician and caregiver to the poor, the elderly,
to children and expectant mothers,
look lovingly upon my humble prayer,
and intercede for me with our Heavenly Father.

As a dedicated wife and mother,
you imitated the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ,
even to the point of giving your life to save
the life of your pre-born child.

Ask the Holy Spirit, I pray, to fill me with courage,
so that your words may become my own:
“Whatever God wants.”

If it is in God’s loving plan for me,
pray that my intention may be granted …

(make your request here)

To conclude

At the end of your prayer time, “[g]ive thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever” (1 Chronicles 16:34).

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See also:

Powerful Prayer to Saint Jude the Apostle
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10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving
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7 Powerful Psalms for a Financial Breakthrough
28 Best Bible Verses for Answered Prayer
Powerful Prayer for a Miracle
The Warriors Prayer: Putting on the Armor of God
3 Powerful Psalms for Forgiveness
19 Most Powerful Psalms for Healing
18 Best Bible Verses for Financial Prosperity

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