7 Healing Prayers to Recite for Someone With Cancer

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You know what they say about a prayer per day...

7 Healing Prayers to Recite for Someone With Cancer

A prayer a day makes everything okay.

When everything feels as though it's too much to carry yourself, asking the Lord to help you through your trying times feels good. You of course already knew that.

What you might not have been aware of is the fact that there are healing prayers to help you and your loved ones remain happy and healthy.

If you know someone battling cancer, we've rounded up a few prayers to recite that help them recover thanks to a little extra faith. Find the best one for your loved one below!

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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 Cancer Comfort

"My God, my Father, I come to You on behalf of my friend/family member to ask You to supernaturally intervene and heal them. I know that You never waste suffering and trials, so help me and them to look for Your purpose in all this for we know there is. I ask You to comfort them and their family, help them to deal with this life and death struggle, help them to be grounded in the assurance that even death cannot separate them from God. Thank You for that promise that brings comfort to those who are losing their battle with cancer. I pray it is not my friend/family member, but if it is, then help them and their family (and me) accept it as much as possible, knowing that this is not the end but the beginning of a truly magnificent and eternal life in the presence of God so nothing is lost. In Jesus great name I pray, amen."

Prayer for a Friend With Cancer

"Almighty God, Who gives mighty oceans commands and yet created the fragile wings of a butterfly. Nothing is beyond your grasp. You order the universe and give birds flight, and yet you asked us to call you Abba Father. You know each one of us and understand every detail of our lives. So come, come with the power and authority of the waves and wash my friend with healing. Come, with the beauty and gentleness of a butterfly. Bring calm to this mind and peace to this body. I come, with your gift of faith and ask for you to take my prayers and fill them with your redemptive touch, restoration power, and great love. Amen."

Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

"Lord, You have taught me that faith as small as a mustard seed can grow into an amazing tree. Today I give you my little seed of faith. I place it firmly in the ground of your word. I water it with truth. The warmth of your love will make it grow. Today I ask by faith that you would bring healing from this cancer. I place my trust in you. May this seed sow healing into every area where the tumor has emerged. May it grow into a strong work, redeeming and restoring with great strength and power. Amen."

St. Jude Prayer for the Healing of Cancer

"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 to St. Anthony for Those Suffering of Cancer

"Dear St. Anthony, you recognized Our Lord Jesus as the Divine Healer. In your goodness and kindness, please intercede for (mention name) who is suffering from cancer. If it is God’s will, I ask that this day, the gift of healing be granted to (name). Comfort him/her during times of unbearable pain, and ask our Lord to grant him/her peace and patience in suffering. May God give (name) the fullness of life here on earth, or call him/her home to eternal glory forever. Amen."

Prayer for Cancer Acceptance

"Dear God, my Father, I have a friend/family member who appears to be fighting a losing battle with cancer. The end appears close. It gets harder and harder to prepare my mind for their passing…but for them, God help them to process this and to grow to accept it somehow. They might be losing this battle but cancer will not win in the war. God, You are the God of the living and not the dead saying 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead, but of the living' so I know that even if they die, they will yet live again because they believe in You and Your Great Son, Jesus Christ. Oh the great hope of the believer in Christ because when we’re absent from this body, I know we’ll be with You Lord and I also know I will see my precious friend/family member again and so thank You for that and in Jesus most precious name I pray, Amen."

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