Prayers for the Sick

Anneta Pinto

“And 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.” (James 5:15)

James offered an exaltation regarding what we can do if we suffer or if we become ill. He advised us to call for the elders of the church to pray and anoint us for healing. James believed that the prayer of faith would save the person who was ill and then the Lord would raise them up out of sickness. (James 5: 13-15)

Jesus prayed many times and laid hands on people that were sick who recovered. “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.” (Luke 4:40)

There was one occasion when a woman with an issue of blood, didn’t even wait for Jesus to lay his hands on her. She was determined to grab hold of the hem of his garment because she knew that healing power flowed through his body. And as soon as she touched his garment, power flowed out of him and she was healed. “And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” (Luke 8:48)

Let us remain in faith, continue to study what the word says about healing, pray for those who are sick and expect a miracle.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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