In the face of an incurable disease, a terminal illness, or a situation of painful emotional turmoil, we can cry out to God. Admittedly, it can be tough to pray to God and declare healing onto ourselves when times are tough. However, there are spiritual giants in the Bible whom we can take after. David for instance, one of the most fabulous kings in Israel, is seen to cry out to God in his anguish continually. 


One thing we can notice about the way David cries out to God is his honesty, and his willingness to worship of God despite the pain he is enduring. Consider Psalm 13:1-6. In the first two stanzas, David laments honestly about his painful situation. The healing that he needs is redemption from his enemies, spiritual peace, and inner strength. In the last stanza, he declares his trust in God, signifying his unfailing hope and faith that God will heal him of his anguish. David ends his lament with prophetic declarations for healing and deliverance.


This is how God wants us to pray for him for healing. Because of our intimate relationship with Him, He wants to know the innermost cries of our spirits. At the same time, He wants us to be in faith that He will indeed heal us. 


Our declarations for prophetic healing and deliverance, must then, come in two parts: first, pouring out our hearts to God; and second, declaring the nature of God as Healer and Savior of unfailing love, and as a Father who is compassionate to His children. There are many Bible verses for healing that we can use. As we pray for healing, let us come to God just as we are, and at the same time, prophetically declare the following verses, keeping in mind that these are God’s promises for us. 


“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14


“The is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.” – 2 Kings 20:5


“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds, you have been healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24