Do you or someone you know have a life-threatening illness? Knowing how to pray in a crisis is critical.  The most effective prayer is one that is based on the word of God. Below, is a Scripture-based prayer that thousands have prayed over themselves or those in their circle of concern with great results.  I humbly submit it for your consideration.


Father, the enemy has come to steal my life, for that is what he does: steals, kills and destroys.  But I trust in your word that you have come that I may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10).  Even though the doctor’s report is negative, I know that you have the last word regarding my life. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed (Psalms 139:16).

Forgive me, Father, for any door that I may have opened for this sickness by not being a good steward of my health.  Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live (Psalms 119:77).  Raise me up as a testimony of your great healing power. You are the same miracle working God yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

I take authority over every malfunctioning part of my body.  I command each one to be made whole.  I decree that I will not die before my appointed time, but will live to tell what you have done (Psalms 118:17). Therefore, I say on the authority of your word, that with the stripes of Jesus, I am healed (Isaiah 53:5)! In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Excerpted from my book, EMERGENCY PRAYERS (Harvest House Publishers). Get your autographed copy of the book here: It features over 100 crisis prayers for major issues you may face (physical, relational, emotional, financial, etc.).