Welcome to the PrayWithMe prayer for cancer page. Read this powerful prayer for cancer healing, and submit your prayer request at the bottom of the page. Through prayer, all things are possible.
This is a prayer for the healing and remission of cancerous tumors. May God hear our prayers for healing. In him, all things are possible.
A Prayer for Healing Cancer
Heavenly Father, I come before you with a
solemn heart and in need of your intercession.
I pray that the cancer that has come into my life
soon fades into a quick remission.
I believe in
your capacity for miracles, and ask for this on my
behalf. As we grow older, I know we become closer
to the day you accept us back into your kingdom.
I ask that you delay that holy union if it be your will.
In your name I pray,
Let us all pray for a permanent cure for cancer as soon as possible. With all of the new cancer treatments being developed each year, we will surely get there soon. God bless you, and may you or your loved one experience a speedy recovery.
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April 10-14 is National Cancer Registrars Week. Are you taking care of or know any patients who are battling the big C?
Despite the advanced technology and modern treatment plans, we, as nurses, should still value the proven benefits of prayers in healing our patients. We should take care of their faith and spiritual health as much as we care for their physical and mental needs.
Here are some of the most powerful healing prayers for cancer you can share.
A healing petition
May God heal me, body and soul. May my pain cease, may my strength increase, may my fears be released, May blessings, love, and joy surround me. Amen.
Prayer for easing pain
Father, with you nothing is impossible. You are God of all flesh; we love you and we are confident that no situation is too hard for you. We come to you on behalf of this dear one seeking healing from cancer. God, Jesus Christ has fully paid the price by the stripes He took; we therefore are asking that the devourer gets off from this child of yours in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Prayer for healing
Father God, we humbly pray for all those who are fighting cancer. Give them the hope and courage they need each day. Comfort them in their pain and bless them with healing. Strengthen their family, friends, and caregivers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for cancer fighters
Heavenly Father, Give all cancer fighters comfort when they are in pain. Lay your healing hand on all and remove every cancer cell so that they may be healed! Amen
Prayer for physicians and nurses
Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon your blessed name and we pray for your merciful heart to surround these with love, strength, and courage and we ask Your hands to touch them with the power of healing. May they be directed to the right treatment in Your blessed name as we ask You Lord to represent the physicians, nurses, and medical care aids and administer them in Your spirits. May every cancerous cell be cast out and replaced with good ones. May every spot of this deadly cell be wiped out by Your powerful hands.
Prayer through St. Jude
God of healing mercy, in Jesus your Son you stretch out your hand in compassion, restoring the sinner, healing the sick, and lifting up those bowed down. Embrace us now in your loving care, particularly those afflicted with cancer, for whom this intention is offered. May the Spirit of Jesus bring us all health in soul and body, that with joy and thanksgiving we may praise you for your goodness, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Prayer through Saint Peregrine
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
(Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying)
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.
Through Saint Agatha
Oh St. Agatha, who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors, and suffered pain and torture for her devotion to Our Lord, we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom. Protect us against rape and other violations, guard us against breast cancer and other afflictions of women, and inspire us to overcome adversity. Oh St. Agatha, virgin and martyr, mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice, may receive your intercession. Amen.
Prayer for strength
Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
My heart is broken and my spirit mourns. All I know is that Your grace is sufficient. This day, this hour Moment by moment I choose to lean on You, For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest. I pour out my grief to You And praise You that on one glorious day When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered We shall walk together again.
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STUDY 1: A spiritual approach in the treatment of cancer: relation between faith score and response to chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients. Division of Radiation Oncology, San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Milan, Italy.
Background: The recent advances in the psycho-oncological and psycho-neuro-immunological investigations of cancer patients has allowed the rediscovery of the importance of spiritual faith in influencing the clinical course of neoplastic disease, not only in terms of supportive care but also as a potential prognostic variable. Materials and Methods: Clinical criteria were worked out to explore the existence of a real status of faith, in an attempt to correlate the degree of faith with the clinical response to chemotherapy, consisting of cisplatin plus gemcitabine, and the overall survival time in a group of 50 metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients. Results: The tumor response rate achieved in patients with a high degree of faith was significantly higher than in the other group of patients. Moreover, the mean post-chemo-therapeutic lymphocyte number was significantly higher in the patients with evident spiritual faith than in the other patients. Finally, the percent age of 3-year survival observed in the patients with a high degree of faith was significantly higher than that in the patients with a low faith score. Conclusion: This preliminary study suggests that spiritual faith may positively influence the efficacy of chemotherapy and the clinical course of neoplastic disease, at least in lung cancer, by improving the lymphocyte-mediated anticancer immune response.
STUDY 2: Association between prayer activity, inflammation, and survival in Advanced Cancer Patients (ACPs): A preliminary study. Author(s): Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva, Camila Souza Crovador, Sriram Yennurajalingam, David Hui; Department of Clinical Oncology, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, Brazil; Post-graduation Program, Barretos Cancer Hospital, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Barretos, Brazil; Department of Palliative Care, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, Brazil; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.
Background: Prayers represent an important coping strategy among ACPs (Advanced Cancer Patients). The Religion Practice Questionnaire (RPQ) is a self-reported measure of religiosity validated in the Brazilian population, and includes a question assessing prayer activity. In this cross sectional prospective study, we determined the association among prayer activity, inflammation and survival in ACPs. Methods: Consecutive ACPs presenting for initial consultation at our Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic between March and December 2011 were enrolled. RPQ was administered by a research nurse, and consists of 15 items rated on a 5-point Likertscale (0=none, 5=very much). High prayer score (HPS) was defined as >3/5 for question 11 (“I make personal prayers – spontaneous communications with God”). Inflammatory markers included white blood cell (WBC), albumin and C-reactive protein (CRP). Correlation analysis was performed using Spearman test. Survival was calculated from study enrolment until death, and analyzed with log rank test and Cox regression model including age, sex, KPS, treatment type and HPS. Results: 112 patients were enrolled: average age 59 y (range 21-85), female 53% (N=59), Karnofsky performance status (KPS) ≤70 46% (N=51), most common cancers breast and upper GI (N=41, 37%), no longer on active cancer treatments 48% (N=54). All patients were Christians, and 77 (69%) had HPS (High Prayer Score). RPQ was not associated with WBC, albumin, CRP nor survival. HPS correlated with WBC (r=-0.24, p=0.02), and CRP (r=-0.26, p=0.01) but not albumin (r=0.18, p=0.08). Patients with HPS (High Prayer Score) survived longer (median 198 d vs. 121 d, p=0.040), which remained significant in multivariate analysis (Table). Conclusions: The act of praying was associated with decreased inflammation and improved survival in ACPs. Further studies are necessary to confirm these findings.
STUDY 3: Religious involvement, spirituality, and medicine: implications for clinical practice. Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., 55905, USA.
Study review of existing studies by the Mayo Cancer Clinic: “Surveys suggest that most patients have a spiritual life and regard their spiritual health and physical health as equally important. Furthermore, people may have greater spiritual needs during illness. We reviewed published studies, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and subject reviews that examined the association between religious involvement and spirituality and physical health, mental health, health-related quality of life, and other health outcomes. We also reviewed articles that provided suggestions on how clinicians might assess and support the spiritual needs of patients. Most studies have shown that religious involvement and spirituality are associated with better health outcomes, including greater longevity, coping skills, and health-related quality of life (even during terminal illness) and less anxiety, depression, and suicide. Several studies have shown that addressing the spiritual needs of the patient may enhance recovery from illness. Discerning, acknowledging, and supporting the spiritual needs of patients can be done in a straightforward and non-controversial manner. Furthermore, many sources of spiritual care (e.g., chaplains) are available to clinicians to address the spiritual needs of patients.” P.S. Mueller, Mayo Clinic.
A Month to Forgive
Friend, grace and peace be multiplied unto you in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. I believe that all is well with you and your family and that God has continued to show Himself faithful and true to you. My wife and I are well and we bless the LORD for His mercies that are new every morning, great is Our Faithful God.
God has placed in my spirit that this be a Month to Forgive.
Many of us are at different stages in our forgiving walk. It is my prayer that this month you will renew this walk in your life. The Bible is very clear – In Ephesians, you and I are forgiven in Christ Jesus. Our sins are all washed away never to be remembered again.
God says “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32. Again in Luke 17:3-4, we read “Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.”Friend, my prayer is that God will endow you with the grace, the patience and the ability to forgive whatever the circumstance in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Sometimes, the pain or hurt caused is too much. Still we are commanded to forgive. Matthew 5:44 says “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefuly use you, and persecute you” . In the Bible, we see Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Ghost. He preached wonderfully till he was stoned to death. Friend, these men were throwing stones to kill him. It was painful, it hurt and Stephen lost his life. Yet, while they were stoning him, praise God, he cried out to God..the Bible says “And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.” Acts 7:60 Friend, yes, what may have been done to you is unbearable but we have to forgive. I pray that a forgiving heart will be formed in us in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. One of those that he forgave was a man called Saul, later became known as Paul who wrote almost three quarters of the new testament. You never know what God can do with that one that you forgive. May God help us in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Jesus Christ on the cross prayed to God and said “Father forgive them”, May this be our lifestyle in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Unforgivenness can also be compared to a silent poison. The person that does not forgive does not know that he or she is taking poison but this makes you not able to love your brother or sister who Christ died for. I pray to God that you will be delivered from in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Remember, we are admonished to love and not live in hatred. 1 John 2:9 “He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.” David, cried that a new heart be formed in him; you and I have a new hear that is after God and Christ lives in us hence we have a heart that forgives.
Friend, my prayer is that you and I will “
Follow peace with all men, and holiness ” . Friend, my other prayer is that we may “
Put on therefore, as God’s elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, long suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye .” Collossians 3:12-13. This I pray in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Don’t ever say, “I’ll get you for that!” Wait for God
; He’ll settle the score .” Proverbs 20:22 (Message) God bless you and enable you by His Spirit to walk in by the Spirit in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.