Oftentimes, when a loved one becomes ill or suffers something traumatic, we try to think of ways we can help our loved one get better. Prayer isn’t always our first thought in times of trial, but it is our most powerful tool.
The best thing you can do for your brother-in-law is pray for his healing, thanking God for His grace in his life. Healing is referenced a multitude of times in the Bible; possibly the most significant, the Bible tells us that “by His stripes, we are healed” in Isaiah 53:5 and again in 1st Peter 2:24. Jesus has already provided healing for us when He bore the cross.
James 5:15, one of my favorites, also says “the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
You can use the prayers below to help guide you in praying for your brother-in-law. You can also use the comments section at the bottom of this page to ask for prayers from others that have faced or are facing a situation similar to yours.
Short Prayer Of Healing for a Brother-in-Law
Heavenly Father, I lift my brother-in-law up to you in prayer, knowing that you already know the battle he is facing. I pray for your hand to be upon him, giving him peace in the midst of the trial.
I ask that you heal him Lord, and that you relieve any pain he is feeling, whether it be physical, emotional or mental pain. I believe your Word, Lord and believe that you will heal him, just as Jesus healed many.
I praise you for your faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Longer Prayer for Healing For a Brother-in-Law
Lord, in your Word you tell us that Jesus bore our sins, that we may die to sin and live in righteousness, and that by His wounds, we are healed!
I lift (brother-in-law’s name) up to you Lord, and pray you heal him as you have healed so many before him. I pray for his mental and physical well being, and most importantly, his spiritual well being.
Lord, I ask that you bring to light any underlying struggles, or issues that may be concealed.
Just as Jesus healed the woman in the synagogue with the disabling spirit, I pray you heal him. As Jesus went ashore and saw a great crowd in Matthew; he had compassion and healed their sick, I pray you have compassion on my brother-in-law, Lord and heal have faith in you Lord. I ask that you set him free from all iniquities. I pray that you lay your healing hands upon him, and you heal him; and fill him with great joy. I pray you surround him with brothers in Christ to minister to him and encourage him. Thank you Lord for your great mercy. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer For Healing For My Brother-in-Law While He Has a Broken Heart
Lord, I know that you are near to the brokenhearted and that you save the crushed in spirit. Thank you for your closeness in our most desperate times. I lift (brother-in-law’s name) up to you and ask for you to give him peace; the peace that only you can give, that surpasses all understanding.
Lord, I pray that in this season of (brother-in-law’s name)’s life, he learns to depend on you and to trust you with all of his heart. Let his joy be found in you, Lord, and let him come to know you on a deeper level.
I pray that any bitterness in his heart be removed and replaced with peace and love.
Give him grace, Lord, to cast all of his burdens upon you and you will sustain him.
I ask that you give those surrounding him words of encouragement that will minister to him.
Thank you Lord. It is in Jesus’ holy name I pray, amen.
Prayer For Healing For My Brother-in-Law While He Has a Broken Bone
Lord, I am lifting my brother-in-law, (name), up to you and asking that you mend the broken bone(s) in his body. I pray that you fully and completely restore his body functionality. I ask, Lord, that you remove discomfort and pain from him and replace it with peace and comfort.
Lord, I pray you use this trial for your glory. I thank you for your goodness.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Prayer For Healing For My Brother-in-Law While He is Facing a Medical Diagnosis (Such As Cancer)
Heavenly Father, I pray for (brother-in-law’s name). I know that the news he received today was heavy and difficult to hear. Lord, I ask that in this hard time, that the Holy Spirit comforts him and that you give him peace.
God, we know you are a healing God and that you have called your people to pray for the sick. We lift up (brother-in-law’s name) to you and ask that you remove all sickness, disease, virus, and illness from him. We ask for complete healing from (the medical diagnosis) and pray that you give (brother-in-law’s name) faith to receive the healing! In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Prayer For Healing for my Brother-in-Law while he is Battling Addiction
Heavenly Father, I lift my brother-in-law, (name), up to you in prayer. I pray that you set him free from the chains of addiction, in Jesus’ name!
Lord, I know the enemy often uses condemnation and isolation to keep those who struggle with addiction “stuck”. I pray that you surround my brother-in-law with people who love you and know your Word, that they may encourage him and be a friend to him. I pray that you set him free from condemnation, Lord, as your Word says “there is now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ, Jesus”.
Thank you Lord, that you are with him every step of the way and that you have never left him nor forsaken him, even in the darkest moments.
We give you praise and glory, for you are a merciful Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer For Healing for my Brother-in-Law while he is going through a Divorce
God, I lift up (brother-in-law’s name) to you. I pray that you comfort him in this difficult time and that you give him strength as he goes about his days.
God, I pray you heal his heart from the pain he is suffering as a result of the divorce and the challenges he faced that lead to the divorce. I ask that you remove any bitterness or anger from his heart, whether it be directed towards himself, or his spouse. (If there are children involved, the following could be added:)
I ask that you give both him and (spouse’s name) wisdom as they navigate co-parenting, and that you help each of them to focus on doing what is best for their children.
I pray that you give my brother-in-law peace, Father, and help him to know you are with him in every season.
Thank you Lord for your graciousness. In your holy name we pray, amen.
Standing in prayer with a brother while he is in need is the most loving thing you can do for him. God instructs us time and time again throughout scripture to bring our anxious thoughts and burdens to Him. Whether it’s your brother in law, sister-in-law or any other family by mariage, prayer can help.
If you are struggling figuring out where to begin in your prayer, we encourage you to connect with a prayer partner or even just another brother in Christ below who is willing to help you stand in the gap for your loved one.