Prayers of Healing

Compiled by Sufi Healing Order 


Sufi Invocation (Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan) 

Toward the One, the perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty,  the Only Being, united with all the illuminated souls, who form the embodiment of the Master, the Spirit of Guidance. 

Invocation (Pir Vilayat) 

Let us begin in the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, the Restorer of all things in their pristine glory, the Bestower of the All-Sufficient power of Healing. 

Let us invoke the Divine Spirit, the quickener of Life. 

Let us invoke the Archangel Raphael and all the angelic hosts occupied with the healing ministry. 

Let us invoke the Messiah, the Beloved’s response to the suffering cry of the planet. 

Let us invoke all those who have come to the succor of humanity in times of distress; who have brought greater Life, greater Light, greater Love to replace humankind’s suffering, darkness and despair. 

Let us invoke Osiris, Imhotahep, Hermes, Ascelepius, Hippocrates, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Mahadeva Shiva, the Lord Buddha, the Quan Yin, the Lord Zarathustra, the Mother Mary, Jesus Christ, St. Francis, Avicena, Paracelsus, St. Germaine, and of course, let us invoke the presence of our Murshid, who entrusts this work into our care, the Inayat, Hazrat Inayat Khan. 

Let us invoke all others, known and unknown, who have held aloft the Light of Truth through the darkness of human ignorance. 




Beloved Lord, Almighty God, 

Through the rays of the sun, 

Through the waves of the air, 

Through the all-pervading life in space 

Purify and revivify me and I pray, 

Heal my body, heart and soul.  



Prayer for Healing Conductors 

Beloved Lord, Almighty God, 

Pour Thy healing power through 

My breath, my thought, my glance, 

my words, and my touch.  Amen 


Healing Service Prayers 


Oh Thou, Whose nature is Mercy and Compassion, and Whose Being is All-Peace, Father, Mother, Creator and Sustainer of our lives, send on the whole humanity Thy Peace, and Unite us all in Thy Divine Harmony. Amen 


Oh Thou, Who art the Spirit of our souls, the Master of our minds, and the Controller of our bodies, we most humbly offer Thee ourselves to be used as the channel of Thy Love, Light, and Life, that we may be more able to serve Thee and humanity. Amen 


Oh Thou, the Light of all souls, the Life of all beings, the Healer of our hearts, All- Sufficient and All-Powerful God, the Forgiver of our shortcomings, free us from all pain and suffering and make us Thy instruments, that we may in turn free others from pain and suffering, and we may impart to them Thy Light, Thy Life, Thy Joy and Thy Peace. Amen. 


Short One Line Prayers 

(located in the Mysticism of Sound) 

Help me to serve Thy cause. 

Oh Spirit of Guidance, Throw Thy Divine Light on my path. 

Open my heart, that Thy spirit I may reflect. 

My life is changing and taking a better turn. 

my mind is still, my thought is steady, my sight is keen, my life is balanced. 

Harmonize my soul, Lord, with all people and with all conditions. 

My body is healed, my mind is fortified, and my soul is illuminated by the grace of God. 

Fortify my heart. 

Give me a new life and new inspiration, that I may see in life Thy Divine inspiration. 

Make my heart Thy divine temple. 



Oh Thou, the Sustainer 

Of our bodies, hearts and souls, 

Bless all that we receive in thankfulness.  Amen 


Prayer for the Universel 

Oh Thou, The Maker, Molder and Builder of the Universe, build with Thine own hands the Universel, our temple for Thy divine message of Love, Harmony and Beauty.  Amen 


Prayer for Peace 

Send Thy peace , O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting that our souls may radiate peace. 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act and speak harmoniously. 

Send Thy peace, O Lord that we may be contented and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts. 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our world strife we may enjoy they bliss. 

Send Thy peace O Lord, that we may endure all, tolerate all in the thought of Thy grace and mercy. 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, that our lives may become a divine vision, and in Thy light all darkness may vanish. 

Send Thy peace, O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we Thy children on earth may all unite in one family.   




Save me, my Lord 

from the earthly passions and the attachments which blind humankind. 

Save me, my Lord 

from the temptations of power, fame and wealth, which keep humankind from Thy glorious vision. 

Save me, my Lord 

from the souls who are constantly occupied in hurting and harming their fellow-people, and who take pleasure in the pain of another. 

Save me, my Lord, 

from the evil eye of envy and jealousy, which falleth upon Thy bountiful gifts. 

Save me, my Lord, 

from falling into the hands of the playful children of earth, lest they might use me in their games; they might play with me and then break me in the end, as children destroy their toys. 

Save me, my Lord, 

from all manner of injury that cometh from the bitterness of my adversaries and from the ignorance of my loving friends. Amen 


From the Ragas, in the Vadan of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan  

What I may not see, let me not see; 

What I may not hear, let me not hear; 

What I may not know, I ask not to know. 

Beloved, I am contented with both Thy speech and Thy silence. 

Let him/her not see me who should not see me; 

Let him/her not hear me who will not hear me; 

Let him/her not know me who need not know me. 

Beloved, veil and unveil me as Thy wisdom chooseth. Amen 


The Prayer for All Nations 

(you may visualize the earth cupped in your hands) 

O Almighty Sun, 

Whose light cleareth away all clouds, 

We take refuge in Thee. 

King of all humanity, God of all deities, 

Lord of all angels, we pray Thee, 

Dispel the mist of illusion from the hearts of the nations, 

Lift their lives by Thy all-sufficient power, 

and pour upon them Thy ever shining light, 

Thy everlasting life, 

Thy heavenly joy 

and Thy perfect peace. Amen 



O Thou, Who art the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty, The Lord of heaven and earth, Open our hearts, that we may hear Thy Voice, which constantly cometh from within. 

Disclose to us Thy Divine Light, which is hidden in our souls, that we may know and understand life better. 

Most Merciful and Compassionate God, give us Thy great Goodness; 

Teach us Thy loving Forgiveness; 

Raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide us; 

Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit, and unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.  



Hindu Prayer 

Lead us from darkness to light 

Lead us from sickness to health 

Lead us from death to immortality 

Om, Peace, Peace, Peace. 


Buddhist Prayer-  Brahma Viharas 

With the thought of LOVE let me contemplate the world and may this 

LOVE extend to its four horizons. 

And then with the thought of LOVE increasing beyond measure, 

let me encompass the whole universe Up to its confines. 

With the thought of COMPASSION let me contemplate the world and may this 

COMPASSION extend to its four horizons. 

And then with the thought of COMPASSION increasing beyond measure, 

let me encompass the whole universe Up to its confines. 

With the thought of JOY let me contemplate the world and may this 

JOY extend to its four horizons. 

And then with the thought of JOY increasing beyond measure, 

let me encompass the whole universe Up to its confines. 

With the thought of PEACE let me contemplate the world and may this PEACE 

extend to its four horizons. 

And then with the thought of PEACE increasing beyond measure, 

let me encompass the whole universe Up to its confines. 




Jewish Prayer/Affirmation 

Sh’ma Yisrael               Listen and hear 

Adonai Eloheinu        The Divine is God 

Adonai Ehad               The Divine is One 



Mohammed’s Prayer on Light 

Oh God, give me light in my heart, 

And light in my touch, 

And light in my hearing, 

And light in my sight, 

And light in my feeling, 

And light in all my body, 

And light before me, 

And light behind me, 

Give me, I pray thee, 

Light on my right hand 

And light on my left hand, 

And light above me, 

And light beneath me. 

Oh Lord, increase light within me, 

And give me light and illuminate me. 

These are the lights the Prophet asked for. 

Verify to possess such light means 

To be contemplated by the Light of Lights. 


Abu Falbil al-Makki 


Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: 

Where there is hatred, let me sow love; 

Where there is injury, pardon; 

Where there is doubt, faith; 

Where there is despair, hope; 

Where there is darkness, light; 

Where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek 

To be consoled as to console, 

To be understood as to understand, 

To be loved as to love. 

For it is in giving that we receive, 

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 

it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen. 


Mother Theresa’s Prayer 

Dear Jesus, help us to spread Your fragrance everywhere we go. 

Flood our souls with Your spirit and life. 

Penetrate and possess our whole being, so utterly, 

That our lives may only be a radiance of Yours. 

Shine through us, and be so in us, 

That every soul we come in contact with may feel Your presence in our soul. 

Let them look up and see no longer us, but only Jesus! 

Stay with us, and then we shall begin to shine as You shine; 

So to shine as to be a light to others. 

The light O Jesus will be all from You, none of it will be ours; 

It will be You, shining on others through us. 

Let us thus praise You without preaching, not by words but by our example, 

By the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what we do, 

The evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to You. Amen


The Lords Prayer (from New Zealand) 

Say in unison: 

Eternal Spirit, 




Source of all that is and that shall be, 

Father and Mother of us all, 

Loving God, in whom is heaven: 

The hallowing of your name echo through the universe! 

The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world! 

Your heavenly will be done by all created beings! 

You commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth. 

With the bread we need for today, feed us. 

In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us. 

In times of temptation and test, strengthen us. 

From trials too great to endure, spare us. 

From the grip of all that is evil, free us. 

For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever. Amen 



Contemplations Recommended by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan for Healing 

I am coming from a perfect source and I am bound for a perfect goal. 

The light of the perfect being is kindled in my soul. I live and move and make my being in God, and nothing in the world of the past or the present has the power to touch me, for I rise above all. 


Rachel Naiomi Remen, MD 

 “The purpose of life is to grow in wisdom and to learn to love better. 

If life serves theses purposes, then health serves these purposes. 

And illness serves them as well, because illness is part of life.” 


Reb Nahman of Bratlav 

Friends, do not despair, for a difficult time has come upon us, 

Joy must fill the air. 

We must not lose our faith in living. 

We must not despair. 

Yes, a difficult time is upon us, so joy must fill the air. 


Nasihah of Kwajah Mu’inuddin Chisti to his Mureeds 

Love all and hate none. 

Mere talk of peace will avail you naught. 

Mere talk of God and religion will not take you far. 

Bring out all of the latent powers of your being 

and reveal the full magnificence of your immortal Self. 

Be surcharged with peace and joy, 

And scatter them wherever you are and wherever you go. 

Be a blazing fire of truth, 

Be a beauteous blossom of love and be a soothing balm of peace. 

With your spiritual light, dispel the darkness of ignorance; 

dissolve the clouds of discord and war and spread goodwill, 

peace and harmony among the people. 

Never seek any help, charity, or favors from anyone except God. 

Never go to the courts of kings, 

but never refuse to bless and help the needy and the poor, 

the widow, and the orphan, if they come to your door. 

This is your mission, 

To serve the people….. 

Carry it our dutifully and courageously so that I, as your Pir-o-Murshid,may not be ashamed of any shortcomings on your part before the Almighty God and our holy predecessors in the Sufi Silsilah On the Day of Judgment. 


Marianne Williamson on Light 

Our deepest fear 

Is not that we are inadequate. 

Our deepest fear 

Is that we are powerful beyond measure. 

It is our light, not our darkness, That most frightens us. 

We ask ourselves: 

“Who am I to be so brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” 

Actually, who are you not to be? 

We were born to make manifest the glory, the God that is within us. 

It’s not just in some of us; 

It’s in everyone. 

And as we let our own light shine, 

We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 

As we are liberated from our fear our presence automatically liberates others. 

(made famous by Nelson Mandela) 


The Hopi Elders Speak 

By Oraibi, Arizona Hopi Nation 

“You have been telling the people that this is the eleventh hour. 

Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the hour. 

And there are things to be considered: 

Where are you living? 

What are you doing? 

What are your relationships? 

Are you in right relation? 

Where is your water? 

Know your garden. 

It is time to speak your truth. 

Create your community. 

Be good to each other. 

To my fellow swimmers, there is a river flowing now very fast. 

It is so fast and swift that there are those who will be afraid. 

They will try to hold on to the shore. 

They will feel that they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. 

Know that the river has its destination. 

The elders say we must let go of the shore, Push off into the middle of the river; keep Our eyes open and our heads above water. 

And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate! 

At this time in history we are to take nothing personally – least of all our selves. 

For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. 

The time of the lone wolf is over. 

Gather yourselves! 

Banish the words ‘struggle’ from your attitude and vocabulary. 

All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. 

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.