“Heal My Mind, Lord” (A Prayer)

Heal My Mind LordA young man struggles in his mind. Having suffered horrific sexual abuse at the hands of his father, he developed mental illness.

He turned to drugs to soothe the pain. Then he turned to crime to support the drug habit.

He spent time in prison.

In the midst of that darkness, Jesus reached out to him. And he got saved.

He has remained clean from illegal drugs. He is on medication to stabilize the mental illness. He is working to rebuild his life.

Even though he is a new creation Spiritually in Christ, his mind still needs healing.

The same pattern of thinking the enemy kept him in bondage to in the past keeps threatening to enslave his future.

He needs help.

Many of us need help with our minds too. In many ways, I believe that our minds are like Jello.

Imagine a pan of red gelatin that is set in the refrigerator. It cools and solidifies.

Now imagine someone takes a syringe of hot water and uses it to draw a line in that Jello. You’ve now got a track in the Jello.

I believe that something similar happens in our brains. Many of us have developed specific ways of thinking to handle pain, fear, and stress.

We think that same way for so long that a neural “track” is formed in our brains – like the track in the Jello.

Our brains learn the pattern so well that whenever we face painful, fearful, or stressful situations, those same patterns of thought run automatically along the old track.

The more the track is used, the wider and deeper it gets.

But there is hope to get free from that.

Romans 12:2 says,

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

The Lord would not have said that transformation is possible if it were impossible for us. That would make Him a liar, which He is not.

The below scriptures are among my favorites regarding healing the mind:

  • “He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions (Psalm 107:20)”
  • “Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth (Jeremiah 33:6).”

With these scriptures in mind, here is a “Heal My Mind, Lord” prayer for those who are struggling in their minds today:

Gracious Heavenly Father,

How grateful I am that You are my Father! Even though I was born in sin and shaped in iniquity through my natural parents, You did not leave me in that wretched condition.

You not only saw my pain, You felt my pain. You heard my cry. You looked upon me and You acknowledged me.

You sent a Savior to deliver me from my sin sickness and to heal the brokenness left behind. But You didn’t stop there.

When I received Jesus as my savior, You gave me the right to become Your own special child. You sent your Holy Spirit to live inside of me. Sin does not rule me anymore. You do. You are the King of Kings and there are none who can stand against your power.

Thank you for Jesus! You promised that You heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. I submit my broken heart to You, Jesus, for healing.

I submit my fear-filled, anxious, and confused mind to You for healing.

I’ve been stuck in my old ways of thinking for so long that it feels like my mind has become concrete and cannot change.

But the devil is a liar! With God, all things are possible! This situation is a thing so my healing is possible.

I announce to you, enemy, that you no longer have the right to occupy my mind. You have squatted inside of the fear and emotional centers of my brain long enough.

Get out! Today is your eviction notice.

I have the mind of Christ and there is no room for you anymore.

You ruled my life long enough! You were a cruel, heartless dictator who was only concerned with keeping me in bondage through fear and intimidation.

You whispered lies to me that separated me from others, interfering with my ability to love them without fear and selfish motives.

I shall install new software in my mind that contains God’s word so that I may operate according to His word and experience His blessings.

His blessings include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self control. These are part of my inheritance and my destiny is to dwell in them richly – now, in this life.

This new software will overwrite those old thinking patterns and clear away those thorns and thistles that make it hard for me to think logically.

I hear the Lord saying to me: “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.”

My mind is the Lord’s territory now and I will no long cede it to the enemy without a fight.

Whenever those old patterns of thought try to reassert themselves into my mind, I will calm my fear through meditating on God’s love. His perfect love casts out fear.

I will remind myself of Zephaniah 3:17 and make it personal:

The Lord my God in my midst, The Mighty One, will save; He rejoices over me with gladness, He quiets me with His love, He rejoices over me with singing.”

Quiet my mind with your songs, Lord.

My Father’s songs over me shall become a song of worship in my mind and heart. I shall sing and I shall celebrate my deliverance!

Thank you Lord that You never leave me nor forsake me. You will walk with me through every step of this life’s journey until I come home to live with You forever.

I have ears to hear Your voice. I know You and I follow You. A stranger I will not follow. The enemy is a stranger to me.

Help me to choose foods that literally are food for thought – foods that help me think clearly, not those that hijack my brain and make me emotionally unstable.

I realize when I choose unhelpful foods, I tend to act impulsively, running back to old sins and old habits.

So give me strength to realize that, although I can eat anything, I shouldn’t eat everything. I choose to eat foods that support a sound mind.

I am thankful, Lord, for the positive changes to come – choices that glorify You.

With my mind, I will worship You, serve You and will be a willing vessel to tell the story of how you delivered me so that I can be an inspiration to others!

In Jesus name, Amen.

Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

  • Laura Herron says:

    AWESOME PRAYER TODAY!!

  • Alexis says:

    The “Heal My Mind, Lord” prayer was just for me today. I have been stuck in old patterns. I have been ashamed and defeated and just plain tired and it has just seemed easier to give in, to soothe the struggles with sugar and junk while seeing my body expand to an unhealthy uncomfortable size.
    Today I recommit my mind to the Lord. “As a man thinks, so is He”, and I choose to hear and obey His voice and be all He wants and needs for me to be for His glory and use, and for my health.
    Thank you for this timely prayer.

  • Teresa says:

    Thank you Kimberly ,For sharing this story and prayer .Very helpful in this now season . Blessings to you !

  • Doris says:

    Amen! Amen! Amen! I receive it and declare it in the name of Jesus! Thank you for that anointed prayer, Kimberly. That has been my heart’s cry lately and it was so good to read those words. Not only read them, but to read them out loud. Thank you!

  • Patti says:

    The most healing prayer for the mind I’ve ever read. I had to share with my fellow “jello heads.” You have no idea how much God blessed me through your share. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and praise the Lord!

  • Jelvon Doran says:

    As always God’s timing is perfect. Came downstairs this morning only to find an apple pie sitting on the counter leering up at me. A present from my mother in law, bless her. Panic was getting ready to pounce along with anger and fear. Until I read your prayer and remembered that my mind had been renewed, I am a new creation and that while “Everything IS permissible to me I WILL NOT be mastered by anything.”
    Our God is an awesome God!

  • Teresa says:

    Thank you, Kimberly.

    I have been eating whatever, reverting back to being a glutton trying to mask feelings, emotions, pains. Because of this, not only do I weigh more than 200 pounds, and I’ve outgrown my clothes, my health is suffering… I have developed high blood pressure and heart issues.

    Reading your post, and your prayer, I cry.

    Forgive me Father not only have I turned my back on me and my health, I have turned my back on you, Lord. Heal my mind, Lord.

    Kimberly, thank you for your post, for your prayer. Today, I recommit myself. Today I “Take Back My Temple” in Jesus Name.

    • Shantelle says:

      I recommit myself with you so you know your not alone. I may not look over 175 but I am over 200 pounds as well. I love you sister.

  • Gail says:

    Kim, thank you for this prayer , I have trouble w/ speaking God’s truth w/ the negative coming right in before i even get my positive out, God is good even so ,He lifts me up. Sometimes I get tired of fighting the battle & give in . I’m thankful for your prayers , things are soothing out more often these days . Bless the Lord o my soul , bless His holy name

  • Zuleika says:

    Thank you for this wonderful prayer as it came just in time for me dealing with recovery in the attack of depression i’m currently going through.

  • LACRECIA SUTTLES says:

    This Blog , scripture and Prayer BLESSED my soul. This is totally what I need today. RENEWING AND HEALING OFY MIND.

    THANK YOU KIM
    Many Blessings To You.

  • Shaleed says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this I really really needed this. I struggled when I was a little boy couldn’t read write.. The word of the Lord is powerful. The Lord started opening up my understanding at the age of 23 now I’m 36. The enemy will try to bring your mind back to bondage. Thank u so much once again.

  • Taylor Catrice Downing says:

    Wow Kim, thanks for posting this prayer. It came just in time!

  • Rebecca says:

    Oh, Oh, this is the most beautiful prayer and exactly what I needed today. You are such a vessel of honor for the Lord and I am blessed by your obedience. Oodles of hugs and a heart full of love I am sending you.

  • Chris says:

    This is for me today too, thank you.

  • Shantelle says:

    This prayer was so needed today. I need healing of the mind. I appreciate the time you took to spread His message to us. Thank you!

  • SANDRA MARIE FINE says:

    Thank you for this prayer. I saw my son last night, he has something seriously wrong with his mind. Satan wants him, desperately. He has him so confused,he can not tell truth from fiction. Lord God, Father almighty, I ask you to deliver my sons mind from Satan’s spell. Free him Lord. He has the seed of Christ in him. I know this for sure because I planted that seed. I bind you Satan! I bind you Satan. I bind you Satan. Flee, you nasty beast. Flee from him! He is a child of God and you can not have him. The Holy Spirit will relentlessly pursue him. You will never have him! You were defeated at the cross! Its over! It is done! It is finished. Flee from my son, Daniel Ryan Annis. He was mine for a little while, but he is Gods child FOREVER.

  • Kimberly says:

    AWESOME! THANKS FATHER FOR KEEPING ME GROUNDED THROUGH YOUR WORD! Thank you Jesus for using your servant to bring ” health, wholeness, and healing” as she (Kim) so graciously puts it. My sister I PRAISE GOD FOR YOU. Thanks for your willingness to help us

  • Dawn says:

    Thank you for this powerful prayer, Kimberly! The timing couldn’t be more perfect. God bless you!

  • Janie Thomas says:

    I thank God after all these years I have found a sister
    (Kimberly) who followed The Lord direction to start this program that I know will transform my life. I was listening to a program on yesterday and it talked about how 1 person can change things. Thank you Kimberly
    This prayer I know will fill my spirit with the love of God
    Thanks
    Janie

  • Renee A says:

    This prayer was needed, Thank you
    Praise God For all he does! He Loves us even when we dont love ourselves he is constant and even though we change he does not. I love God so much!

  • Beverly Gatson says:

    I liked it was talking about Jesus i accept it

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