Wanted to ask for some prayer

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Hey friends. Wanted to ask for some prayer. In 10+ years of singing I don’t think I’ve ever had to cancel. This week I had to bow out of 3 events do to my voice hitting a serious wall. Most likely I just need to rest it with no singing or even talking (which is easier said then done…no pun intended) Going to a specialist tomorrow to hopefully rule out the worst case scenarios. Not asking for your pity, but pleading for your prayers cause I believe with all my heart that they are very powerful. Much love. -Phil

143 thoughts on “Wanted to ask for some prayer

  1. Kari

    Hello Mr. Wickham:
    I’m sorry to hear about your voice, get better soon. I am praying for you and I’ve asked my family (actually I kinda told them) to do the same. I know you may not feel like it, but happy birthday!

    1. Shelley

      Lord Hold Phil in your Loving arms.
      Touch him with your healing touch.
      Drawing him closer. Thank You Lord

    2. Jennifer Stanton

      Praying for you Phil! I know this must be tough for you. I remember praying for Keith Urban when he went through this. Anyway, his voice sounds better than ever these days! Lord willing, the same will happen for you. Your music is such a blessing!

  2. Cathy

    Praying for you, my brother! May all the reports from the doctor and tests bring glory to Jesus our Lord and Savior, by whose stripes we were healed!!!

  3. Andrew

    I will be praying for you! Thanks for all you have done to encourage believers with your music. Few people are singing about Jesus return these days, your new album really keys in on that with carry my soul especially. It’s a message that needs to get out and in Jesus name your voice will not be silenced! 1 Peter 2:24, “… By His wounds you were healed.”

  4. Amee

    Praying for you that God goes before you tomorrow and shows the doctors what needs to be done. He guides their wisdom and hands. Praying that God restores your voice so you can get back to praising him.

  5. Juliana

    Dear Phil, so sorry to hear your voice is troubled. I will be praying for you! Pray that He may heal and restore your beautiful voice! Hugs from Hershey :)

    God bless you,


  6. Caroline Frost Shea

    Praying for your complete healing and restoration. The enemy comes to steal kill and destroy (your voice) but Jesus has come that you might have life and life to the full! Praise God! Your music, voice and passion have really impacted my husband and my walk and our worship!

  7. Sara Amituanai

    Praying for you!
    If it is the worst case Scenario, I believe that God has a plan!
    Lifting you up as you read this!

  8. Lily

    We will be lifting you up to the great Physician with confidence that by His stripes, we are healed. I was blessed to be at your show in Bangor, Maine just last week. Thank you for creating an atmosphere of uninhibited, uninterrupted, Spirit-filled worship. I was moved beyond words. He truly does inhabit the praises of His people. It was an incredible experience that I will not soon forget. Be well, Phil.

  9. jose

    Dear Phil,

    The Lord has spoken to us, one way or another, through your music/voice. He has powerfully used you to share His Word, and nothing or nobody can stop you from doing that. Just to encourage, I am sharing with you the first five verses of Psalm 103: “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

    I am praying for your speedy recovery. I declare absolute healing and restoration upon your life, in Jesus’s name.

    Your brother in Christ,

  10. Hosanna Anchondo

    Praying for you! In the picture, it looks like you are taking a breathing treatment. Do you normally suffer from Asthma? Either way, rest and know that a lot of people are praying for your healing!

  11. Rhonda Hansen

    I just prayed for you! Sorry that you are going through this but I know that you are close to God! Maybe he will use you to witness to a doctor/doctors & many others, since you are a powerful man of God with great spirit filled words and lyrics. I trust that Jesus will take care of you. It is written by his stripes we are healed! Isaiah 53:5.

  12. James Andersen

    Prayers for divine encounters with medical staff and peace for you and your family. Be healed in Jesus’ name!

  13. Daniel

    The same thing happened with Greg Laurie, and he too had to rest up to get better. I will be praying for your complete recovery because I too believe in the power of prayer. God bless you always.

  14. Elizabeth Imperial

    I came to know you through my two younger daughters about nine years ago when we went to your concert at Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo… you were still single. They always came there to see you sing… they’re both married now also.Just before my youngest daughter got married we came again on your latest concert at Maranatha Chapel. By the power of the blood of Jesus, Phil Wickham’s angelic voice is back to him completely. We thank you so much for your healing… in Jesus’ mighty presence, purpose, and power. Amen.

  15. Tabitha Eddleman

    Praying for you, Your songs inspire me when i am down. I attend 5 point and ever since you preformed at my church i have used your music as my backboard in faith. I appriciate all you do and i will pray until youre healed! Thank you!

  16. Caroline Guerrero

    Praying for you Brother …. bask in His Presence during this time as you know how … There is a season for everything and His grace is sufficient in times of trail… This too shall pass and much will be gained spiritually as you seek His face through this …. God bless you and all the Lord uses you to do …. You are still influencing millions and still being used even in this season … There is always someone watching :)

  17. David

    Hello Phil,

    me and my wife are praying for you! We believe that God wanna use your voice for His glory and He´s definatelly not finished with you yet. Stay strong and have a faith as Moses had! Be blessed brother…

    David and Monica

  18. Joy

    Phil, I am also praying for you, you have really touched me with your music. I pray for wisdom for the doctors, and a full healing for your voice.

  19. Michaela

    May His all sufficient grace fully restore your body, especially your vocal chords! Praying and believing that He will grant you wisdom, rest, and COMPLETE PEACE! Nothing shall stand in the way of your destiny! Bless you and your extraordinary heart to see the King of Kings be glorified and receive His full reward.

  20. Andrew

    Praying for you Phil!!!! I am praying for the Lord’s healing in your voice, but also for perfect peace that surpasses understanding!

  21. Holly Emerick

    You and I are apparently going through the same thing right now. I have also hit a brick wall with my voice, and have been virtually unable to sing for the last few weeks. As I am seeing a specialist today for laryngoscopy, I will be lifting you up in prayer during my visit. You and I will both sing our best worship to our Savior again soon.


  22. William Davis

    Praying for you Phil! I believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Anything we ask in Jesus name he will do it! Keep your head up don’t worry! He Loves you! Never will he leave you Nor Forsake you! The Holy Spirit will fill you with his power and might. He will comfort you. He will not leave you as an orphan! You have my prayers brother! True prayers not one who just post them. You will overcome. God bless!

  23. Jim Dunkl

    I had the honor to hear you sing at Freshlide in Kalispell.
    As you know Freshlife does a lot of guest artists. To this day you have been my favorite band you really united everyone into worship that evening at the Liberty Theator. It was magical.
    I’m confident God is giving you this rest to allow you to refect and refresh yourself. He will continue to use you through your music for years to come
    Prayers and Blessings to you.
    Thank You for being an inspiration to so many

  24. Jazmin

    Praying for complete healing! Thank you so much for your music and for making yourself vulnerable. We release heaven over your body. :)

  25. Maddie

    Praying for you during this trial! God uses the trials that come into our lives so that we may grow closer to Him. You do a great job of using the talent that God has blessed you with to glorify Him! Like others have said, God will use this time for His good, and so even if you aren’t singing, be continually looking for ways God wants to use you, because believe me, people notice when you persevere under trials, and God can use this to His glory and to further His kingdom!

    “The Lord Himself goes before you, and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

    God is good, and will use this circumstance to bring glory and honor to His name. God’s healing and peace be upon you! Get well soon!


  26. Kimberely Justus

    BELIEVE. I plan to see you worship and praise God next week at the Joyce Meyer conference in Sacramento!

  27. Pa

    Lord, you give and you take away. You are the one who is in control. May you be with Phil Wickham. You have used him to glorify your name in so many ways and we praise you for that. Lord, you are the God how knows everything we we ask that you will be with Phil. May your grace be upon him and heal him of whatever he has. May he be able to sing for you and exalt your name like he has never done before. May this be a humbling experience for him to know that You are God. Lord, I do not know Phil personally, but if there is any sin as to why Phil is going through this, may the blood of Jesus wash him clean and purify his mouth, voice, his heart, and all of who he is. I pray that from this day on, may Phil lift his voice for you and you alone. I ask that through this healing Your name will be glorified by all people. May your blessings, peace, comfort, and unconditional love be with Phil. In Jesus’ name Amen.

    Exodus 23:25 You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

    James 5:15-16 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. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

    I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  28. Becki

    Prayed for you just now and will continue to lift you up. As a worship leader and someone who has struggled with vocal nodules and strain I can really relate to how hard it is to not sing or talk particularly where these are your areas of giftness and annointing. God has a plan for you in this stillness just as much as in using you from your platform. Rest in Him and His timing friend!

  29. Tina Barton

    We lifted you up last night before youth group at ALFC. You will be missed at the Milk and Honey conference. Just rest, stay strong and feel the loving arms of the Lord about you as we all continue to pray for healing.

  30. joe

    Praying for complete healing!!! We don’t want another singer lost like Mark Stuart from audio adrenaline.

  31. Jo Ann Cooper

    I very much love THIS IS AMAZING GRACE!!! It really touches my heart. Hope to meet you some day. I am
    80 years old and went on my first Mission trip last Summer. My most favorite thing to do is Praise and Worship.

    Almighty God you are our great physician and I am asking in the name of Jesus that you grant full healing for
    Phil so he will be able to sing again and praise your name. Amen

  32. Kwame Adu

    He brings our chaos back in order, be healed brother, we can’t afford to lose you! You are not going away with the hope from your voice. You will be on the road again. Jesus heals! #ThisIsAmazingGrace

  33. Harold


    Dear Jesus I raise up Phil to you. You know what is going on with his voice better than anyone and as Phil is a child of Yours, the One True King, I ask that you would touch his voice and heal him. Jesus you said that in your name your people will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.

    17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[b] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17-18 NKJV)

    I do not claim to have any healing ability of my own as you, Jesus, are the healer and not I. Any healing you choose to do through me, I give you all the glory. Although I am not physically there to touch Phil, I command his healing through your awesome and powerful name, Jesus Christ the only Son of God the Father.

    I praise you Lord Jesus as this will become a new testimony for all to see how good you are and how you love us all.

    In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

  34. HK

    Jesus we pray that you’ll place your healing hand upon your son right now that through this situation that Your mighty name will be glorified! May You heal his illness so mr.wickham can continue to worship you day and night!

    In Jesus namr we pray amen!

  35. Lori

    Oh sweetie, my prayers are with you. Listen to the doctors so this can be a quick bout and some rest. Praying for you Phil!

  36. Glory Song

    God bless you, Phil!
    You’ve blessed and touched so many through your worship and (musical) prayers. I hope our prayers will do the same for you. I pray that, whatever the result may be, that we will continues to praise God! Blessings to a quick recovery!

  37. Rick Beltran

    Rest is best! God be with you and know as many eyes turn upward toward the Lord when hearing your music that God’s has this under control for you! Thank you for sharing your situation and I send you prayers for a speedy recovery.
    From Humble, Tx

  38. Tammy

    Dear Phil, you have been a true blessing to the body of Christ. I prayed for you & this is what I believe the Lord wants you to know… For I know the plans I have for you”–this is the LORD’s declaration–“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
    In reading of His Word today 1 Peter 1:6-7 (AMP) stood out to me…
    6 [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, 7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed. Wow Saints let our faith rise in prayer for Phil this day, and may you Phil be healed by His Stripes, You shall recover, in Jesus name. Amen! Bless you brother.

  39. Jeff Yeom

    Hello Mr. Phil Wickham,
    I pray a blessing over you at this time. You have blessed some many people in this world through the gift that God has given you. I think, just maybe, that God has called you to a point in your life where you need to lay it all down in front of the Lord and truly surrender yourself to the Lord. I believe that God opens and closes doors. I also do believe that there are doors that are meant to be broken down. God is faithful. It says in scripture. I pray for your journey.
    God Bless

  40. Tim Schaertel

    I am certainly praying for you. I have been singing for over 20 years and I too have had times when I thought my voice was done. God has been so merciful and healed me every time though sometimes it took weeks. Your music has been such a powerful blessing to me, and my family. I pray God heals you wholly and fully. It’s times like this when Gods power shines in our weakness.

  41. MaryH

    So HOW are you doing? Is there anything
    You need specific prayer for?
    We are all hoping and praying for Gods healing
    Of your situation.


  42. joie rabang

    Get well soon, Phil. This is the perfect time to rest and enjoy all the blessings in life. We’ll be praying for you
    :-) God bless

  43. Ben Brandon

    Phil, thank you so much for your heart and ministry through music. It has been such a blessing to me! Often I feel like your music is the soundtrack to my life and walk with Christ! I pray for healing and more than anything for God’s will to be done! Maybe someday The Lord will cross our paths. God bless!

    In Christ,
    Ben Brandon

  44. Stan Warnick

    Hello Phil
    You very kindly had your picture taken with a lady friend of mine at BCDO 2013 and we were both struck by how genuinely nice and gracious you are.
    It is truly a blessing to pray for your speedy recovery and The Lord’s Hand of Grace on yours and all the lives of those that make your singing ministry the blessing it is on our lives.
    God bless you always.

  45. Maria

    Praying for you dear Phil, that God continues using you thought your music ministry, my three year old grandson really really love THIS IS AMAZING GRACE, HE SINGS THIS SONG ALL DAY LONG!!!!!!!!!!

  46. John R. Kennedy

    Heavenly Father,

    Take into your hands your son, Phil Whickham and cure him with your healing power. Bring him back to his optimum state as your Warrior for Christ. Your will be done, Lord and for Your Glory!
    These we pray in the name of your Glorious Son and our Saviour, Jesus Christ…AMEN!!

  47. Joshua Pratt

    Hey Phil!!!
    Wanted to say that I prayed for you! I’m a missionary in Ukraine and i can tell you one thing is for sure, prayers can make miracles happen! Especially due to what is going on right now in Ukraine, God has helped us tremendously because of people’s prayers! You are not alone man! I am a singer/songwriter/worship leader at our church and voice issues are never good! I am praying for you Phil! Believe it or not, we have actually talked on the phone before! I am blessed so much by your music and you encourage me! Thank God for you and your talent! My prayers are constant! May God help you and protect you from the worst! God Bless,

  48. Kaley

    My name is Kaley, I’m ten years old, and I prayed for you. Don’t worry about your voice, keep smiling.

  49. Claude Prémont

    Hi Mr Wickham! I will put you on my prayer list. Don’t worry, be confident. Nothing happens without a purpose… Blessings.

  50. Suzy


    I am praying for your total recovery so you can return to your concerts once again. I purchased Ascension recently and am so moved by it. I also have Cannons which is also great.
    I have heard you sing live at Solid Rock in Oregon several times. You are so great in person.
    Praying for God’s supernatural powers for your complete healing.

    Blessings to You,
    Suzy in Oregon

  51. paulette

    You are such a blessing in my life along with many other artists! I am so sorry to hear you are not well! May the Lord bless you and keep his hand upon you! I know he will strengthen you, he will heal you, he will make all things new. The canceled concerts will happen at the perfect time, when souls are ripe. The Lord has slowed you down while he gathers those who need to be in your/his presence! Rest in him, and on his understanding! Let us all agree in prayer for your healing and for the Lord to send a revival everywhere you appear in the coming future!!! Blessings until he returns!

  52. Elizabeth

    Dear Phil ,
    Praying for your complete healing and peace of mind through this process. May the Father grant guidance , compassion, and wisdom to those involved in your care. In our Lord Jesus Christ’s name I pray…..
    On a personal note, as a worship vocalist I have experienced vocal strain from overuse, which actually required three weeks of vocal rest to recover. I have found that getting plenty of calcium helps, as do slippery elm throat drops. Peppermint water is a favorite on singing days…
    My very best to you… Your music has helped carry me through some troubled times in the past, and I was blessed to worship with you when you were in our area….
    In His Service,

  53. Diane

    Almighty God and Father, I know that nothing can happen to Phil unless you allow it. I ask you now to prevent this problem with Phil’s voice from being anything worse than simply needing to rest it. Please heal him quickly and completely? I know that the evil one is attacking both Phil’s and our pastor Greg Laurie’s voices to stifle them. Help them to over come Lord? I ask that you hold them in your loving arms and heal them with your mighty power Lord, please? In Jesus name!

  54. Abi H

    Dear God,
    I prayerfully ask you to bless Phil with your healing! His ministry has touch many of us with encouragement and renewed devotion to you. May he overcome this difficulty with renewed strength and continue to be a light to this world of darkness through his music and his life.

    P.S. Get well soon Phil! :)

  55. Elizabeth M Sands

    Any one know of a great ENT Dr. (Ear/Nose/Throat) in Southern Cal. preferably San Diego? Need a vocal tune up:)

    Liz Sands Phil….You probably already have a Dr lined up but if not I found this info on google: Best Rated Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)s near San Diego, CA

    1.Dr. john m. hilinski – SAN DIEGO
    2.Dr. kevin t. brumund – San Diego
    3.Dr. james e. bush – San Diego
    4.Dr. gerald d. morris – San Diego
    5.Dr. ben j. balough – San Diego
    6.Dr. richard l. fassett – San Diego
    7.Dr. michael a. keefe – San Diego
    8.Dr. brian kung – San Diego
    9.Dr. michael j. o’leary – San Diego
    10.Dr. john c. vaughan – San Diego

  56. Ken Parent

    Hey Phil, Can I call you Phil? Anyways! I’m praying for you big guy. Keep worshiping God without your voice, and with your life. This is an opportunity to be still and let God show you more of who He is!
    Well I am praying, and will continue to pray.


  57. Barbara

    Hi, Phil!

    Just want you to know that I am praying for you. Thank you for including God’s family to pray for you. :o)

    We love you and are praying for the best.


    Barbara Ramos

  58. Ruth Wagener

    My mom just asked me to be praying for my uncle, who hasn’t been able to speak in almost three weeks due to a voice problem…I will be in prayer for you as well! You have an awesome voice, I am blessed every time I hear it. Take care of yourself and looking forward to a good report!

  59. Claire Watson

    Hey Phil,
    Praying for you in the UK. Your music is anointed, and I rebuke anything of the devil that he is trying to put on you, in Jesus name. You know sometimes we can become complacent about our giftings. I’m not saying you have, but perhaps you could still use this time to renew the passion you have for using your voice, to the glory of God. Get back in touch with the awesomeness of be able to be creative in your ministry, and mission. Perhaps now in the quiet time (no pun intended) you needed to reflect on your direction, and get renewed vision. I pray that you will hear the still small voice of God, while you are quieted.
    You have blessed our socks off over here. Keep up the great work you do in furthering His kingdom. Love you, brother.
    Claire x

  60. Bonnie Bucher

    Praying for you, Jesus took our infirmities upon Himself on the cross, He is our healer and is always faithful, He isn’t done with you yet. Stand strong in your faith and start thanking Him for the healing even now.

  61. Lydia Miller

    It says in Isaiah 23:25 that He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for out iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him. So in Jesus name Lord we ask you to heal Phil Wickham’s vocal chords and voice now with this unhealthy condition never to return. We thank You for making provision for his total and complete healing today.

  62. Carrie

    Oh, I am so sorry this is happening to you right now. I literally just finished singing This is Amazing Grace with you, in my room you sounded much better than I did. It would be an honor to pray for you. Listen to the doctor’s advice, I’ll be praying for them as well. By His Stripes We are Healed.

  63. wchend

    Phil, first, know that you been pray for. Second, you may have disappointed your audiences but you have not disappointed God. Use this time of rest to reflect on the goodness of God. He’s got more for you to do and lives to touch. Don’t be discourage for this too shall pass. With the love of Christ and His service… Amen.

  64. japheth

    hey Phil:

    We are praying for you too. My brother and I work in orchestra and really love your music and voice (we actually thing you are one of the best male singers, really) . So is a very sad new hear about your voice problems. But “Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

    get well soon brother.

  65. Andy

    Cheer up brother! Pray for you and hope God can heal you.

  66. Terry

    Dear heavenly Father we lift up Phil to you now. And ask that heal his voice . And let him go one doing what he does to help further Your kingdom here on earth. We ask this in the name of Jesus. And thank you Father God for all you are about to do . Amen

  67. Yolanda

    We believe in healing for you and that our God is bigger than anything the enemy tries to throw at us. We bind the devil in the name of Jesus! Our love and prayers are with you!

  68. Vani


    I will be praying for you! God has your voice in His hand don’t loose heart. It’s really good that you can take some time to rest brother. God is our healer, and this too shall pass. (:

    Blessings & Hugs,

    Vani Espinoza

  69. jenni

    Hi Phil, I’ve loved your music for years now and been able to see you twice in TN in concerts. Even got a speeding ticket on the way home from one concert late one night because I was singing along in worship with one of your CDs on the way home and wasn’t watching how fast I was driving! 😉 My job as a speech-language therapist helps me know how important vocal rest is, but I know that’s so hard to come by with what you do. I’m praying for your healing now…and also for lyrics, melodies, and peace while you’re waiting and resting. Blessings on you and your family from Tennessee!

  70. Janice Moss

    It’s so hard when what we love doing to glorify The Lord is put on hold. Praying for you Phil. To help you during this time, may I recommend a wonderful song that has blessed me immensely and I had to purchase it and put it in my “Praise & Love on The Lord” repertoire, it’s called “It’s Amazing Grace” sung by…YOU! It makes me look towards the Heavens, lift my hands and worship to an audience of ONE! It also makes me smile and dance. My prayers are for healing of course, but they’re for more than that. We are allowed to go through difficult times and when we go through them in a surrendered state? I have come to know that Jehovah will bless in ways you can’t even begin to imagine! Let me know what he does for you please :-)

  71. Terri

    Prayers for your fast recovery. Rest yourself I couldn’t bare to lose my favorite singer. You’ve been a Blessing to me and my family and we play and jam to your songs over and over again and we always can’t wait for new releases.

  72. Joseph Angotti

    Praying for you man! Continue to be a worship leader no matter what circumstance you are going through! God has truly given you an amazing gift! Remember, God makes all things work together for good.

  73. DJ

    Praying for you….Rest and Wait patiently for His will to be done. May you be blessed…and a blessing as you seek His will and the touch of the Great Physician.
    ‘ ALL things work together for good to those who love God….and are called to His purpose.’ Romans 8:28

  74. Anabel Mireles

    I will be praying for you. You are a powerful tool of God. Father God has the last word with your voice. In the name of Jesus I plead the blood of Jesus on you.You are headed in Jesus mighty name Amen!

  75. Tereasa Halterman

    I first quickly became a fan when you came to Chase Oaks Church in Plano, TX. You had 2 cd’s on sale and were there with a couple of other singers. I asked the then Junior Pastor, Drew Leaver who was his favorite, and he said you. So now I have 2 of your CD’s. I’m still a fan and am sending out prayers for you and your health.

    Tereasa (LeRoy) Halterman

  76. Joseph

    I usually do not comment on posts to those I do not know personally, however, I want you to know that God has used your life and what you have gone through to touch many, myself included.
    I have found myself lost and full of worry many times, yet through all those times God provides. The amazing love and mercy of Jesus has brought me through, and many times he has delivered it through one of your songs. I appreciate you, my brother, and I encourage you to not worry or be afraid of any thing; “let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (Jn 14:27b) is what Jesus told us. “Cast ALL your cares upon him; for he cares for you.” (1Pe 5:7)
    I know you know, yet still I want you to know that my personal prayers are with you; and I hope that what I write here may be of some encouragement to you. May God bless you and keep you, may he make his light shine on you and give you peace.
    Much love,
    Your brother in Christ

  77. Pavel

    May Lord strengthen your spirit as you go through this tribulation! Rejoice dear brother as the suffering tests our hearts and makes them gold! Your music and songs are so sincere, perhaps, because of your suffering. May the Holy Spirit help you persevere this part of your journey to bring much fruit for the Kingdom. God bless you!

  78. Chris c

    I pray in the name of Jesus that your voice be restored and your soul boosted up, yet I also know that His will is what really matters. Perhaps it’s a time of humility that serves a purpose, or perhaps it’s a time to slow down, reflect and bask in the love of all those praying for you and who love your music. Maybe Jesus has something to whisper to you in this time. Regardless, in good and in bad time, we will praise Him above all else. In the end, it will be good.

  79. ashley

    Hey Phil I will be praying for you for sure! I know you said you are going to a specialist you may also want to consider a referal to a speech language pathologist

  80. Erin Duncan

    Lord thank you for your son Phil. Thank you for the gifting and passion that you have given him for the calling you have placed on his life and the ministry that was born of it. We ask that you would please place your healing hand on him. Help him to use this time to rest, to draw closer to you and to take time to listen to the things that you want to teach him. Thank you Father for using him to help people become closer to You and to bring You glory. We ask that this anointing would be even stronger over Phil, no matter what that looks like, as he seeks after You. For Your Glory we ask in Jesus name, Amen.

    I hope you feel better soon! God bless,
    A sister in Christ, Erin

  81. Laura

    Praying for you and a speedy recovery Phil. I love your songs…they’re all so beautiful. ☺️ May the good Lord always bless you.

  82. Geri

    Praying for you! I went thru a similar thing when I was leading worship & also singing several services/wk on worship team & in choir. I NEEDED TO REST! Sometimes the vocal chords just need to rest. Also I learned I needed to be a better listener and used my rest time to draw closer to God. I also learned to sing a bit differently, breathing deeply & not straining my voice when I hit the high notes. After some rest, my voice did come back, clearer & stronger than ever! I’ve loved singing your songs. I pray you will learn much during your rest & draw even closer to the LORD for you are already healed by His stripes. God bless you!


  83. Samuel

    Phil, I have been a worship leader for almost 25 years. in 2010, my voice hit what I described as a serious car wreck. I could belt out a high Bb with no problems before that. I was diagnosed with “singer’s laryngitis” and had to have my vocal chords scoped with a camera 3 times. Thankfully, no nodes or polyps. However, I had to go see a voice therapist for 10 months, who had to completely re-train me how to talk the right way. I had not realized the daily things I was doing to beat my voice up, and the neglect to care for it. It was the roughest 2-3 years of my ministry life. Gradually I have come back, and now I am at about 80%.

    It is frustrating… you have a beautiful voice and the music you sing is amazing. I have walked this road- I am not a recording artist but I have hit this in my life before. I am praying God heals you, restores you, and brings the voice He gave you back even better and stronger than what it was before.

    Here is one thing that helped me: I kept asking God in my most frustrating times, “God can I please have my voice back?” One day He really spoke to my heart and said to me, “Stop calling it YOUR voice…” and I realized that I was asking God the wrong questions. So I prayed for Him to restore HIS gift in my life. And, the times I have needed it the most, it has been there. God also blessed me with a terrific team here at my church, where others could “take the lead”.

    Be blessed, God is not finished with you, your ministry, or the music HE sings through you!

  84. Megan

    If the problem is your voice, see a Speech Language Pathologist. We specialize in voice. Praying for a speedy recovery, comfort and peace for you and your family, and God’s continued glorification throughout this time.

  85. Susana Carrion

    Sorry to hear that brother Phil,
    I pray by the healing power of the Holy Spirit, you will rise up even stronger than before. We are in constant spiritual battle that affect us in every area of our lives (most likely the area where God is using) but we also know that in His name, we are more than victorious and nothing will interrupt what God has already started in you. Oh dear God, to you we give you praise and glory, let this situation turn into a testimony of your endless love. Amen!

  86. Patricia Zammito

    ” I lift my eyes to the hills-
    From whence comes my help?
    My help comes from the LORD,
    Who made heaven and earth…
    Psalm !21

    “For The LORD GOD is a sun and shield:
    The LORD will give Grace and Glory:
    No good thing will HE withhold from
    them that walk uprightly.
    Psalm 84:11

    God’s Word and His Promises for You! <3

  87. Jeanne

    Hi Phil, sorry for your trial… Thank you for using your gifts for the Lord’s Glory and sharing beautiful music. I love to worship along with your music. Will definitely pray for you! Thank God He allows us to do that no matter what our status or financial situation. He loves to hear from His children and answers our cries. God Bless, brother, hope you’re well soon and creating more blessings. Your sis, Jeanne

  88. Herbert Es

    Bro Phil,
    Sad that we cant here that gifted anointed heavenly voice at the moment,listen to your music almost daily,brother the bible says by his wounds we received healing Isaiah 53v5 therefore may the healing power of Messiah make you whole so that you can sing for him gain,

  89. Jared Baker

    Hey Phil,

    I’m really sorry that you are dealing with this, I actually went through almost the exact same thing a couple of years ago. I got to church one morning to lead worship and simply could not sing any of the songs that were scheduled for that day. In my case it was Acid Reflux, the weird thing is that I had no other symptoms of it before then, no heartburn or anything. It took really almost a full year and a half of figuring out my diet and what things I need to cut out, or cut back on, and for my voice to come back to full strength. I know that I can only have 1 to 2 cups of coffee a week, and there are some other things that I had to sacrifice in order to keep singing, but I’m praying that you can find some answers soon, and that your voice is able to recover quickly. I love your music and your heart for God.

    Jared Baker

  90. Brandon Scott

    Hi Phil!

    We will be praying and believing with ya bro that all is good. It’s scary as I’ve hit the wall before with my voice after having sinus surgery last year. I started using Brett Manning Singing Success warmups on my iPhone to start my day and my voice has healed great and sounds even better than ever, and honestly never have hit the wall again. If you’d like if you don’t have anything like that for vocal warms etc, I can send them to you just let me know where to send/email them. You can DM me on Twitter @BSWorship to keep it private. You are a blessing bro and God is doing amazing things through you in this time. Hit me up and let me know if you want some vocal warmup exercises. They worked for me and I’m grateful for them. Praying bro!

    Brandon Scott

  91. annne

    I heard you on the radio today. Its been a long time but I recognized your voice. I was reminded of what you sounded like when he was in high school and thought about how your singing has developed. I’ll pray for your voice…and that they find out what’s wrong…

  92. Chai

    Hi Phil! I will add you to my daily prayers for healing. I love your music and so does my Praise and Worship Band (sAME DIFFERENCE). Take care of yourself. Your voice lifts God in so many ways. Yahweh be with you.

  93. Marco Cabrera

    You’re in my prayers. You’re are healed in the Name of Jesus. I can’t wait to praise the Lord with you this summer. Greetings from NJ

  94. Marianna

    Today in the car I worshiped the Lord while listening to you and singing with you, the Lord has used so many of your songs in my life. Praying for you now, here in Spain. Keep us informed!

  95. Wendy :o)

    feel better Phil!!! we love you and will be praying for a speedy recovery! we are blessed by and believe in your ministry and calling! God bless! :)

  96. Patty

    Phil-Prayers for rest and healing. If you have vocal nodules, then do 2-3 weeks of complete vocal rest. Also slippery elm drops or tea. Don’t opt for surgery unless there is no other option.

  97. Bill

    Phil – I know this has to be tough, especially after having the #1 song in the USA. Are you undergoing oxygen therapy? God bless you!

  98. Fam

    Father, I know that I am a sinner and not worthy to call upon your name and ask for forgiveness, but as your humble servant, I come bringing my burdens at your cross. Today, my burden is for one of yours, Phil! Dear God, I am seeking your divine intervention as he goes to see the doctor. I also come asking for your healing hands upon him this very day, in Jesus name. You said in your Word, where one or two are gather together in Your name, You will be there in the mist of them. Phil’s online friends are coming together with one voice asking for your healing. Please hear our prayer… In Jesus name. Amen

  99. A Christain Music Lover

    I’ll be praying for you Mr.Wickham! I believe in the power of prayer too! Because, with God all things are possible! God is The Great Physician! I love your music! God uses it in powerful ways!

  100. Sharron boyd

    You have no idea how your music Amazing Grace has helped me with my journey with the lord……All my prayers go with you…..and thank you for being a great leader for the Lord…….

  101. Steve E.

    Hey Bud,
    My wife and I have started listening to your music ministry over the last couple months and I’ve introduced “This Is Amazing Grace” to my congregation. All that to say that your ministry has become a huge encouragement to my family and church family. We are praying for you and yours. God bless! Keep worshiping Him.

    Steve Entwistle

  102. Andrea Lohrer

    Prayers for you yesterday that all went well. Hope thousands will be touched again by your music.
    You and your wife and your daughters are SAFE in His arms. God speed, what an inspiration you
    and Mallory are. Peace for all of you.



  103. Jacklyn Flores

    God Bless you always, praying that you heal faster, so that He may use you more delivering beautiful songs so that we may praise Him while blasting the radio in our cars or at home. Neighbors need to hear Gods wonderful supernatural miracles…. with lots of love, your sister in God! Jackie

  104. Kent McCarty

    I have been so blessed by Your music. My daughter played me some of your songs a couple of years ago, but it really didn’t catch on with me until I was visiting Solid Rock toward the end of last year and you led worship. REALLY was so blessed because you seemed to be a worshiper first, even though you are known and travel and do concerts, etc.
    I was also touched by your request for prayer. A pastor of mine once said during a message that what he was wanting to know the most when someone came to him with a concern, difficulty, failure, whatever, was the question, “How will they respond (to God)?”
    I am moved by your response to the Lord that you are stepping back and letting God be God and you are excited about it! It is so refreshing and strengthening to see you yield to God, whatever he has for you.
    I will pray and believe for complete healing and for Him to continue to strengthen your life with His wonderful grace.


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