Prayers for Stroke Victims

Prayer Points for Recovery from Stroke

Suffering a stroke can be the scariest thing ever. Not only for the victim, but for their loved ones who are subjected to watch them suffer as they feel completely helpless on what to do.

A stroke occurs when blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced. This prevents the brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. When this happens, the brain cells begin to die in minutes. The victim experiences confusion, their words are slurry and they have difficulty understanding speech. They may also develop sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis on one half of the body from the face, down to the arm and leg.

praying for stroke victimsA stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action for cases of stroke is very important to reduce brain damage and other complications. What is even more crucial is to prevent any occurrence of it happening in the first instance. You can reduce lifestyle risk factors by ensuring that you are not overweight or obese. Avoid a sedentary life. Stay active by including some form of exercise into your daily activity. Avoid heavy drinking, heavy smoking and the use of illegal drugs. Eat a diet rich in fruit, fibre and vegetables. If you have a personal family history of stroke, heart attack or transient ischemic attack, then make sure that you schedule a periodic medical checkup and assessment with a qualified doctor.

As children of God, it is essential to make certain lifestyle changes by aiming to live a healthy and productive life. This will help to prevent unnecessary health challenges and diseases. What does the bible have to say about this particular disease? The bible mentions a few cases of people with stroke and paralysis which is an outcome of stroke.

The story of Nabal in 1Samuel chapter 25 throws some light on one of the probable causes of a stroke which is most often overlooked by us, which is stress. The bible describes Nabal as a great and wealthy man. At the same time, he was very rude and mean-spirited. He had a wife named Abigail who was a woman of good understanding and wisdom. Nabal had business in Carmel; a place where David and his men were camping at the time. As long as David was in Carmel, bandits could not raid the place and so Nabal’s assets were protected. This means that Nabal got premium security for his business without any charge to his expense. Not long after, a situation arose where David needed to call in a favour from Nabal. This would have been a great opportunity for Nabal to repay David for his kindness. Instead, he spoke to David’s messengers rudely and sent them away disgracefully. When David heard about it, he was very angry. He quickly armed himself with four hundred men and vowed to destroy not only Nabal but everything that he owned. When Abigail heard about David’s impending attack, she quickly saddled a donkey and rode out to meet him. She carried with her enough gifts and provisions to pacify David and his men. Abigail returned home to meet her husband feasting and drunk; oblivious of the fact that he had just been saved from an impending disaster. 1Samuel 25:37 says, “In the morning when Nabal was sober, his wife told him about these matters. He had a stroke and was paralysed,” (NET).

This tells us that anything which stresses the body or causes it distress could trigger a stroke. As children of God, we must avoid those things that weigh on our conscience and give us stress. Be kind and compassionate to people. Be just and fair in your dealings with people, (Romans 12:17). Learn to forgive people and let go when you’ve been hurt or treated unfairly. Get enough sleep whenever you can so that your body can rejuvenate and reboot. Learn to be at peace with all men so you can find balance in your body and spirit, (Romans 12:18)

It is shocking and heart wrenching to see a person who was once healthy and vibrant be reduced to such a debilitating state.  When faced with this situation, it is important not to panic in front of the victim. Hold them gently and speak words of encouragement to them while you call for emergency medical attention. Place them in a comfortable position before they are moved to the hospital and never waiver in your faith that God is more than capable of healing your loved one. Remember Jesus healed people with paralysis as recorded on two occasions. We find one occurrence in Luke 5:18-20. A group of men brought in a paralyzed man on a stretcher to a house where Jesus was teaching the word of God. They couldn’t find a way to get in because of the crowd that blocked every entrance. So they took their friend up on the roof of the house, made an opening and lowered him down right before Jesus. Jesus was moved by their faith and healed the sick man. Another time was in John chapter 5 when Jesus went up to Jerusalem to celebrate a feast of the Jews. He met a man at the pool of Bethesda who had been paralyzed for thirty eight years. An angel was said to come down at a certain season to stir the water so that whoever jumped into the pool in that instant would be healed of any infirmity. This man could not move and so he could not receive his healing from the pool. Jesus took pity on him and healed him.

Healing Scriptures for Stroke Victims

You can stand in the gap for a victim of stroke by declaring some powerful words of Scripture like Exodus 23:25; 2Chronicles 7;14; Psalm 6:2; Psalm 30:2; Psalm 41:3; Psalm 51:7-8; Psalm 91:1-16; Psalm 103:2-5; Psalm 107:20; Psalm 118:17; Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 53:1-12; Isaiah 54:17; Isaiah 58:8; Jeremiah 8:22; Jeremiah 17:14; Jeremiah 30:17; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 11:24; John 3:16; John 10:10; Romans 8:2; Romans 8:11; Romans 8:32; 1Corinthians 10:13; 2Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 3:13; Philippians 4:6-7; 2Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 10:23; Hebrews 12:23; 1Peter 2:24; 1John 5:4;

Prayers Points for Stroke Patients

  1. Almighty Father, I call upon you this day to have mercy on my loved one, (call their name) who have suffered a stroke. Clothe them with courage so they can stop feeling terrified. Give them the strength to fight through this illness and recover in Jesus name, amen.
  2. You are the God who redeems our lives from destruction. You forgive our iniquities and heal all our diseases. You crown us with your loving kindness and tender mercies. You satisfy our mouth with good things so that our strength is renewed like that of the eagle. According to your word o Lord, renew every part of my loved one’s body that is dead to function and movement in Jesus mighty name, amen. (Psalm 103:3-5)
  3. O God our heavenly Father, your word says that you make everything to come out right and you put victims back on their feet. Put (call their name) on his/her feet again in Jesus might name I declare, amen! (Psalm 103:6 MSG).
  4. Your word says the thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy but you came that we may have life and have it abundantly. I speak life into the body of (call their name) in Jesus mighty name, amen. (John 10:10)
  5. Father, grant hope to (call their name) to envision the days ahead when they have been healed and made whole. Strengthen their faith to take the bold step to live their life fully once again in Jesus name, amen.
  6. I command every root of stroke in my family and lineage to dry up in the mighty name of Jesus, amen.
  7. I break free of every family history of stroke and any generational curse or illness according to your word in 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 3:13.
  8. O Lord my Father, purge my body clean with your precious blood, wash out every infirmity causing my body to deteriorate. (Psalm 51:7)
  9. Father, I ask for your covering and your healing right now. I thank you for the wisdom of the doctors who are handling the situation. I ask that you help them find the root cause of the stroke.
  10. Send forth your word and heal this disease, o Lord. Rescue me from the grave and make my body whole again, (Psalm 107:20).
  11. Lord, is there no balm in Gilead? I call upon the blood of Jesus which speaketh better things than the blood of Abel to soothe my wounds and heal my body. (Jeremiah 8:22; Hebrews 12:24).
  12. You have not given me a spirit of fear but that of boldness and a sound mind. My brain is being ravaged by this stroke. Renew my brain cells o Lord and make me whole again, 2Timothy 1:7).

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Thank you Father for answering my prayers for I pray them all in Jesus mighty name, amen.

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