At one point in our lives, we get sick. Disease and pain attack our physical bodies. While our bodies weaken naturally with aging, we have the power to delay the onset of age-related diseases. More so, we have the power to protect our bodies from diseases caused by lifestyle and health choices, environmental elements, and other factors that we can control.
Most of the time, our bodies become depleted of strength and we tend to give in to illness because of what goes on inside our minds. When the threat of illness and the demands of life overwhelm us, it is easy to become consumed by fear and worry. We fear the pain it would cause us and our loved ones. We fear the worst that might happen to us should the disease progress. The fear and doubts eat away at our soul, robbing us of hope and faith in ourselves and in the higher being who supports us.
Affirmations for Healing and Preventing Illness
The key to healing and good health starts from the thoughts and decisions we make from within. We need to purify our thoughts and fill our spirit with positive energy to give our body the inner strength and support it needs.
To aid you in the process of building a healthy mind and a strong spirit for your physical healing and well-being, here are affirmations for healing by various inspirational authors to read and recite every day.
Types of Prayers
1. Smile, breathe and go slowly. – Thich Nhat Hanh
No matter what physical challenges you are going through, remember to “smile, breathe, and go slowly,” Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us. When you smile, you are conditioning your body to welcome positive energy. Breathing deeply helps you calm down. We are reminded to slow down and rest, especially when our body needs it. Not slowing down causes stress to become unmanageable, and this has been linked to serious diseases like cancer and heart disease.
2. I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. – Maya Angelou
Intercessory prayer is when you pray not for yourself but for someone who is in dire situation. Basically you are asking for God to intercede with humanly events and divinely intervene for the safety and well-being of another. Again, intercessory prayer is practiced in most monotheistic religion all over the world.
3. The cure for pain is in the pain – Rumi
Pain and illness are a part of life. With this affirmation for healing, Rumi says you can find the cure for pain in the pain because it serves a purpose—to help you know and appreciate yourself more. Through pain, you are also able to learn lessons that make you wiser and stronger. By learning from your pain, you will no longer see it as a problem, but as a blessing that teaches you valuable lessons about life.
4. Whatever is in me is stronger than what is out there to defeat me.― Caroline Myss
This affirmation by Caroline Myss is a reminder that we are stronger than any disease or illness out there. We have the power not just to survive, but also to thrive despite illness or even physical handicap.
5. I am realistic – I expect miracles. Wayne W. Dyer
tells us that miracles exist and are a part of reality. Expect miracles to happen because they’re real. You just need to have faith and do your part to see miracles unfolding in your life. Treat each day as a miracle. The fact that you are still breathing and waking up each day are miracles that we should not take for granted.
6. Everything I need now is here. Wayne W. Dyer
Everything you need is available to you. The universe provides all the resources you need for healing—nature’s gifts, competent doctors, nurturing relationships, and the courage to face whatever challenges you are going through. You just need to tap into these resources to begin your process of healing.
7. I will greet this day with love in my heart. – OG Mandino
There is nothing that love can’t defeat. Face each day with love and you will find it easier to see the good in your life. Love yourself more. Be patient with yourself. Appreciate the people around you who have always been there to support you. Love the difficult areas of your life because by loving and embracing these, the sufferings become easier to bear.
8. I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends. – Dr. Carmen Harra
Remember that you are never alone in your life journey. Don’t be afraid to ask help from your family and friends. They care about you and they want to support you. You are also a source of joy and love for them.
9. I now free myself from destructive fears and doubts. – Louise Hay
Illness feeds on fears and doubts. Once you entertain and dwell on the things you fear, they will start to turn into reality. The universe gives you what you invite through your thoughts and beliefs. Free yourself from worries and fill your mind with positive thoughts. Choose to find hope and to look at any situation in a positive way. Don’t allow yourself to give up unless you have tried every possible way to solve the problem.
10. The healing power of God is working in me right now. Every day I get better and better in every way. – Joyce Meyer
Have faith that a higher and all-powerful being who is in control of the whole universe is also mightier than any illness. Trust that you will get better each day because a higher being provides everything you need to overcome any challenge that comes your way, including illness and disease.
Any time you experience physical, mental, or spiritual hardships, recite these 10 affirmations for healing. These declarations not only promote healing, but also empower you to make decisions that will change your life for the better.