Being diagnosed with cancer is hard. For most patients, it can feel like a death sentence.
As nurses, it’s important for us to focus not just on our patient’s mental and physical needs but also their spiritual health. That way, we can help promote a positive outlook, reduce their anxiety, and strengthen their desire to live.
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.
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.
Prayer 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.
A Simple Prayer for Healing
Lord of Heaven,
I rest underneath your mighty wings of love.
I dwell within your gentle heart.
I know there is healing in your touch.
Through the sufferings of Christ I can ask for restoration
And trust in your goodness.
You are my Lord, my Saviour,
My healer and my friend.
I dwell within your gentle embrace.
A Prayer for Faith and Trust
It’s hard not to dwell on my discomfort and pain so help me get back my focus on you. Enlighten me and make me a faithful follower despite of my condition.
Help me put my hope in you. Walk closely beside me while I go through the process of healing and recovery. Remind me that nothing is impossible with your power. Moreover, help me stay faithful to you.
A Prayer for Healing A Loved One
I sincerely pray for my loved one who is going through a tough time with his disease. Bring the power of healing and restoration into his body. Fill him with your restorative spirit so that he may experience healing and wellness.
Lord God, bless his doctors and nurses. Enlighten them and guide them as they do their job. Lend them your healing touch and use them as instruments to get my loved one through his illness.
A Short Healing Prayer
Dear Almighty Lord,
Cover me with your sovereign hand. Kindly bring restoration and healing to my body. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Simple Prayer
Lord in Heaven,
I surrender myself to your love.
Your mercy is my safe haven.
I believe in your healing touch.
Through Jesus Christ I ask for you to mend my weakened body,
I pray that you reawaken my spirits, beaten by affliction.
I lay my body and soul;
And trust in your goodness.
You are my saviour, my healer, my God.
I live for your saving grace.
Healing Prayer for Cancer Patients
Lord, let your light shine to those who suffer from cancer. With your almighty presence, heal their bodies and restore their spirits. Protect them with your loving embrace to ease their pain and drown out their fears. All this is possible by the grace of God. Amen.
Nurses and Physicians’ Prayers
Our God and our Father, we thank you for the knowledge and strength you have given us to help heal the sick. We couldn’t have done it without your guidance and your everlasting grace. May you continue to bless us with your divine healing; to show us the way. May our decisions and actions in curing the sick be a reflection of your glory and compassion. May every cancer cell in our patient’s body be defeated through your healing hands. We pray this in God’s name, Amen.
For Strength and Courage
May God nourish and strengthen my body to foster healing through His divine grace. May He alleviate my pain and bless me with encouragement, so that I have the courage and the will to surpass this plight. Amen.
Prayer for the Sick
My God and my saviour, help me get through these tough times.
Fortify my will to stay strong and optimistic.
Touch me with your healing hands to ease the pain,
And let me feel your divine presence for hope and strength.
This cancer has taken its toll, body and mind.
But your love and compassion hold greater power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer to Console
Dear God, we sincerely pray for all those who are battling cancer. Instill fearlessness and hope into their hearts each day. Give them solace when in pain and ease their suffering. Bless their loved ones and caregivers with the strength to help them get through this difficult time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer to Fight Cancer
God Almighty, bestow cancer patients with your love to comfort their weary body and spirit. As they struggle physically and mentally, give them the courage to fight even harder. We believe in you, dear God, your compassion, your mercy, and your immeasurable love; we pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus.
Prayer to Heal
Father, the Almighty, have mercy on your afflicted children. Bless them with your healing as they give it their best to survive cancer. They have suffered enough and yet, they remain optimistic of the future; their faith resolute. We, therefore, humbly ask for your protection and power of healing, in Jesus’ name. Amen.