Prayer, Chronic Illness and Healing (Part 2)

Sometimes even Jesus wasn’t answered when He prayed…

Prayer and healing part two #caregiver #struggle #chronicillness #writer #hope #chronic #faith #watching #prayer


The Bible has some pretty in-your-face things to say about prayer and healing. Jesus, as He walked on this earth prayed some big prayers.

But where do these truths fit in my life when my loved ones are not healed however much I pray?

Prayer, Healing and Chronic Illness (Part 2)

I’m continuing my mission to make the resources on this website easier to find – so here is my second ’round up’ of prayer related posts. The first post included the articles:

{POST 1}

Prayer + Chronic Illness = ? (or why we need to make up our minds about prayer)


{POST 2}

Why you should pray for healing in Chronic Illness (and 3 reasons why it is so hard)

As I watch people in my life suffer yet cling to the knowledge that I serve a good God, I have struggled with the Bible’s teachings on prayer. I used to read the verses which seemed to promise immediate physical healing with great cynicism.

At last I decided it was time for me to look into them properly, and I was somewhat surprised at what I discovered when I left my pride and preconceived ideas at the door:

{POST 3}


Why praying for healing is tricky (a look at those troublesome Bible passages I used to hate)

Why praying for healing is tricky, the big question I wanted answered, and where to go from here._ _ #chronicillness #suffering #loneliness #caregiver #pain #caregiving

It’s all very well for me to know that I OUGHT to pray – but how do I really go about praying for someone with an ‘incurable’ disease? I decided to look at the sort of prayers Jesus prayed – and also whether or not they were answered..

{POST 4}

How to pray for healing from Chronic Illnesses (Jesus prayed, I prayed, and neither of us were answered!)

I have prayed for my mum_s healing for over fifteen years. Other people prayed long before I came around... #chronicillness #suffering #loneliness #caregiver #pai

// What sort of struggles have you had with the idea of prayer? I’d love to hear about them!

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Author: Emily J. M.

Hi, I'm Emily. Two of my closest family members struggle with chronic illness, and I watch them. That's hard, and so I write about life as a 'Watcher', what it looks like to support them and find Hope.

2 thoughts on “Prayer, Chronic Illness and Healing (Part 2)”

  1. I have over 10 autoimmune illnessess, Lupus is one of them. Some of my illnessess are attacking my major organs, like my heart and kidneys.
    I think it’s especially difficult to pray for healing in the way that I want but God sees healing in a different way. In fact he sees a lot of things differently than I do. Although I am strong in my faith, I have to pray for healing even if I have been told by man there isnt a cure. I know that God is the only one that can heal me. However, healing isn’t always physical, healing can be being able to be at peace with things. It can be to enjoy life as he sees fit. He has given me peace.I try not to limit God and allow him to do what is best for me.

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