“Heal My Mind, Lord” (A Prayer)

By Kimberly Taylor


Heal My Mind Lord

A 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.

Jesus reached out to him in the darkness. And the young man got saved.

He has remained clean from illegal drugs. He is on medication and receiving therapy to stabilize the mental illness.

He is working to rebuild his life.

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

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

He needs help. Many of us need help with our minds too.

In the following article, I will share what is needed to bring healing and wholeness to our minds so that we can receive the fullness of God’s blessings.

We will cover the following:

Why Renewing our Minds is Important

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 and remove the old tracks.

Scripture Meditation on Healing our Minds

Romans 12:2 gives us this direction:

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

Healing is found in God’s word because through His word we find an abundance of peace and truth. We come into agreement with Him regarding our identity, meaning, morality, and destiny.

However, this is not a “one and done” prescription in which you read it once.

Think of meditation on God’s word as savoring a good meal. You want to ensure you chew on it until you get all of the goodness out of it!

That means reading it slowly, in different translations (Biblegateway.com is one of my favorite websites for that), and seeking the Lord for understanding and application.

Consider each word in the scriptures. Look up the definitions of any words that seem to stand out for you.

Your goal is to get the understanding, believe God’s word and make it part of you!

That is how you will build new neural tracks in your brain. The old tracks will fade in time through lack of use.

A Prayer for Healing our Minds

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

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

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I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald

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Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She dropped over 85 pounds through renewing her mind with Biblical principles.

  • Thank you for your inspiration and words of wisdom! They’re very encouraging and helpful. God bless you in your work!!

  • Oh my gosh, Kimberly, you hit it on the head once again! After coming out of an emotionally abusive household, I thirsted for answers as to why I still struggled with the effects of having been raised with such irrational behavior and rage and why it still affected me as an adult. One of the comforting things that helped to explain it to me was a program I saw on PBS that explained when we are in extreme circumstances of abuse our minds make new paths of thinking in order to survive. Our mind actually physically changes how we think in order to survive. But the brain paths don’t naturally change out of “survival mode” once out of those circumstances by it’s self. “But God….” One of my favorite quotes, can make all things new in His time. It’s a process, but possible. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifting with us on a regular basis, and so freely. You truly have the heart of a pastor, the gift of communication through word and writing, and you disciple well. I am 64 years and still working on a renewed, healed mind. My hope is in Him.

    • Thank you for confirmation of God’s word, Vicky – may the Lord be glorified through the gift He has graciously given me!

  • Hi Kimberly
    Hope your well
    I read your prayer thank you please pray I have a positive mindset and get healing in my mind, soul and heart for joy to overflow me and the old me to return thank you

    • I join you in prayer, Sarika that the joy of the Lord be your strength and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your heart and mind by Christ Jesus!

  • Thank You Adonai for working through your people. This saVed my Husband’s mind from decades of witchcraft put on him. Blessed the hands that prepared this.
    By ways of Yeshua,
    Amen.

    *Ready Rebel One. Spiritual Warfare is NOT a game.

  • First, must I say, what a wonderful site full of so much love and care! Such an amazing prayer for mind renewal. I’ve read a lot of the comments and one thing, I’d like to point out to the lady that said about how many years it’s been since this blog has been going on…. well, my thoughts were that as she’s correct, it doesn’t matter if it was created in 2017 or long before that, what matters is that God’s word is true and effective because His words don’t ever expire and I’m not saying that with harshness, I’m only trying to give credit to how things can be written or est. at any time and remain as powerful as the first day it provided in dealing with scriptures. Author, Sis. Taylor, God is using you mightily on this page and you’re backing up the conversations with scriptures which is truly beautiful as well.
    Aside my happy moment to be thankful to come across this website, I, too need your touching and agreement with me for my own mental battlefield. I’m asking for your prayer in faith that my mind is renewed as the enemy tries to fight against me to try and steal the mind, body and soul (spirit) that God gave me as Satan tries to keep me in bad health of severe high blood pressure and stress with worry about things. I’m able to hold on because I do have a personal relationship with the Lord but the enemy tries hard to fight me thru genetics and things of my past in order to bring bad health. Please help me in defeating the devil so that I’m a winner again!! Much love to you woman of God and thank you in advance for being lead by the Holy Spirit.

    • Thank you SO much for your words of kindness and encouragement, Tish! I am agreement with the Lord that He will bring peace and healing to you as the word promises through His word! The Lord does not lie and what He has promised, He will fulfill!

    • An excellent, life changing, book is “The Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer. It gave me a clear picture of the battle in my mind, the enemy’s tormenting arrows of thought, and how to recognize when thoughts, not of God, come and how to combat them thus leading to healing & freedom!

  • Please pray for my father he suffered from alzheimer and dementia,please pray peace of mind for my father, and pray for me for strenght to taking care of my father.Thank you
    God bless you.

    • I just prayed that for peace and a sound mind for your family and for the Lord to strengthen, help, and uphold you in your caregiving ministry to your father.

      • Hi Brenda, I am agreeing with you in prayer that the Lord restore your friend’s mind according to His word that He did not give a spirit of fear but power, love, and a sound mine.

    • I am praying with you, Tee. You do not say if you have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Here is a link to learn more about that just in case:
      The Lord makes us a promise in Proverbs 3:24 – “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.”

      Speak that word to yourself as you lie down, meditate on the Lord and His goodness towards you. The word also promises that the Lord will keep you in perfect peace as you keep your mind stayed on Him because you trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3). The Lord’s role is to keep you in peace; your role is to keep your mind stayed on Him because you trust in Him. Do your part and watch the Lord do His part!

    • Shepherd – I am agreeing with you in prayer with for sweet sleep according to the word of the Lord. I command those tormenting dreams to leav:

      “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety (Psalm 4:8).”

      “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet (Proverbs 3:24).”

  • Appears as if this prayer was stated/created 3yrs ago! Wow, it most certainly applies to me & my cry for help. He is a rewarder to those who diligently seek him, so Lord I surrender all to you & trust that u will renew & restore me so u can use me to glorify u! He who lives in me is greater than he who lives in this world I love u Lord & u are my source, give me strength & desire to constantly be in communication with you. Thank you, In Jesus name AMEN

    • Amen, Sabrina – I touch and agree with you in prayer because it is according to God’s word! Matthew 18:19 – “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

  • I have been praying with the Lord about healing my mind. I love the verse you give from Romans 12:2. In the ESV it states “that by testing you may discern what is the will of God”. A fear I have is that I will pursue something that is unholy. But God is gracious enough to let us explore the realm of healing. Thank you for this encouragement.

    • Hello, Ms. Taylor. I periodically struggle with porn. I am saved, but sometimes the urge is almost unbearable. When I do, I repent, but for a while, my thinking is shot. The Devil always tells me that I won’t get better (as far as my mind), but I do. The Scripture you gave in Romans really blessed me. Please pray for me, and thank you.

      • There many Christians who struggle with the addiction of porn. Your brave confession and desire to be free of it is a beginning to healing and freedom. I know, most of the time, walking through to freedom is not a one time thing, but an ongoing battle & healing process. The enemy’s lie is that we are not making progress. But through faith & hope in Jesus, His living word, we are being renewed from glory to glory, 2 Corinthians 3:18. The glory of God is the beauty of His spirit. It is the beauty that emanates from His character, from all that He is. “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” This is the truth!!

  • Thank you. This is so helpful to me. The lord has taken back my mind which is his temple.
    I have a sound mind Amen

  • Really, really appreciated this prayer. My mind is out of wack and I compulsively eat. I have diabetes and have went through alot of trauma in the last 21 mths, this includes me losing my Son to murder. I know i shouldn’t eat certain foods but I do it compulsively. I was just praying to God that I want to quickly change this because I feel all kinds of not so good feeling in my body. I went searching healing scriptures and found this site. Praise be to God. I pray this is my answer o/

    • Hi Monique – my heart goes out to you for the loss of your son. The Lord promises to heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. I pray the Lord strengthen and comfort you. It sounds like the foods you are choosing are Stop Overeating: The Hidden Reason We Overeat. Please take care of yourself with foods that heal you and not hurt you. Through using this season to draw closer to the Lord and taking care of yourself, you will be healed physically and emotionally. May the Lord bless you.

  • Thank you so much for sharing! Powerful testimony! Powerful prayer! I too have struggled in my mind throughout my life from childhood from both parents being ill, one physically and one mentally. The fear took over my life but through Christ, he is giving me a new mind! Amen.

  • Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer and these thoughts on how the brain works. It makes me feel less alone and more understood in occasionally having negative thoughts. God is good and may He give all His children the mind of Christ and renew and transform our minds to be more like His every day through the word and prayer and the Holy Spirit and worship. He is good and His love endures forever and His faithfulness is toward all generations! Blessings and warm love!!

  • Hi I need prayer. In church today celebrating pastors there was coffee cakes and cookies. Interesting I said to a friend I cannot eat any of those sugars cakes and cookies. I came out of church and completely forgot the list of the eyes and lust of the flesh. I was hungry. Stopped at different stores and hinged on sugar and flour. Interesting how the enemy works. I should have prayer and Sent right home. I am a closet eater.

    • Louise – the good news about that is you are aware what caused you to slip. In the past, you probably did the same thing without even thinking about it. But now that you are aware, you are in the right position to change. The first step is to start eating out in the opening. Christian author Beth Moore once said, ”The strength of sin is secrecy.” The enemy loves for us to do things in secret so refuse to give him that advantage over you. Own your choice and eat openly, in the light. In that way, you remove the ‘shame’ aspect that the enemy tries to keep you in bondage to and give the Lord space to show you the right way to go in this matter. Praying for you!

  • I ask that The Lord, My Saviour will restore my heart, mind, body, soul, spirit to perfect working order! I ask that I am forgiven by the restoration of OUR TEMPLE! I pray that the restoration includes us being in perfect alignment, understanding, ability to perform as needed so that I may enjoy life as The Holy Spirit intended. I PRAY THAT I, DEVIN MICHELLE BURGGRAF, WILL BR SUITED IN GOD’S ARMOR AT ALL COST! GOD, I ASK THAT YOU SUIT ME IN YOUR ARMOR AT ALL COST AT ALL TIMES! I PRAY THAT THE LOVE I CARRY WITHIN IS ENOUGH TO SHINE OUTWARD WARDING OFF ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT IS NOT OF YOUR PERFECT LOVE. I PRAY THAT MY GOD IS WITH ME AT ALL TIMES AS I AM WITH HIM AT ALL TIMES. I pray that I am presented with the grace He blessed me with from the moment I was conceived. I pray that any gift that was God given the moment I was conceived be restored within me. I pray that I am able to perform the tasks needed of me better than ever so that I can show GOD how important it is! I pray MY FATHER will see that I LOVE HIM! I pray that MY FATHER will see HOW GRATEFUL I AM TO KNOW HIS LOVE! I pray that I am given a chance to shine! I pray that I am given a chance to erase anyone or anything from my conscience that does not benefit my full restoration. I pray The Holy Spirit redeems me worthy by giving me the ability to correct the things that were conceived out of evil. I pray The Holy Spirit shows me how to correct past mistakes! I pray the Holy Spirit restores any lost hope! I pray The Holy Spirit gives me the restoration needed so that my heart, mind, body, soul, spirit feels at peace. I pray that The Holy Spirit brings The One that The Gift of My Love was meant for into my life under perfect circumstances so that we may be made WHOLE! I pray that The Holy Spirit heals my body, mind, heart, soul, spirit! I pray that the life The Holy Spirit gave me is given back to me! I PRAY TO BE FULLY HEALED! I PRAY TO BE FULLY RESTORED! I PRAY TO BE FULLY LOVED ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN! I pray that I remain loving! I pray that I remain humble! I pray that I remain confident! I pray that I remain grateful! I pray that I remain in God’s perfect order forevermore. AMEN.

    • Hi Devin – I am agreeing with you in prayer that you prosper and be in health as your soul prospers! Sister, there are some things that God has done already according to His word that YOU must appropriate by faith. You must put the Spiritual armor on daily. The Lord IS with you at all times according to His promise. He will never leave you nor forsake you. The gifts God has placed within you are irrevocable, therefore use them to build up the body of Christ and bless others. Because the Lord is omniscient, He knows how much you love Him and are grateful for His presence. The Lord has already declared you worthy through Jesus giving His life for you. He redeems your past, gives you grace for the present, and secures your future! You are already healed in the name of Jesus because you have been made complete in Him who is head of all principality and power. You ARE fully restored. You ARE fully loved. May the Lord open your Spiritual eyes so that you see what the Lord has already provided for you and walk in freedom accordingly. He has made all grace abound toward you so that you always have all sufficiency in all things and an abundance for every good work. Walk forward in your blessings, Sister!

    • ABSOLUTELY loved your prayer Devin! I have the same pleas to our Savior. You worded it perfectly because I too feel everything u wrote. I pray that he heals & restores us BOTH. May the Lord continue to keep & guide you. In Jesus name Amen

  • I am trying to get back on track after years of emotional eating. I followed this program years ago and it works. I have allowed Satan to occupy too many thoughts for too many years. I am a physical mess. I am a nurse. I needed this prayer.

  • Thank you for that prayer. I was just sitting here telling God how I didn’t know how to change this heaviness that never seems to leave my heart and then this prayer pops up. Thank you

  • I have been passing this email for a few days. Today I made myself stop, sit and read it. I am truly blessed for doing so, as it has given me strength to my mindset about healthy eating. It is putting me on a journey to get on track with like-minded Spiritual folks who struggle with losing weight and need support. ~Thank You.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Dear Zuleika, I hope you got better. Fill your mind with the Word of God, learn verses and speak them out loud. As soon as you put it on the first place and start to live it, your life will change, and also your thoughts. That Word living inside of you will heal you. Blessings!

  • 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

  • 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.

    • 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.

        • Hi Gloria – I understand this because many processed foods and sugar hijacks our brains. As such, pre-occupation with food ends up occupying the place in our minds where God should be. Here is a link to an article that explains why this happens: Hidden Reason we Overeat

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

    • I pray that your message will help me with a mind blowing problem. Something I have placed in my mind without knowing truth about my wife. It is causing me to go crazy. May god help me

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