3 Prayers For Cancer Patients

Here are three prayers you can pray for those who are battling cancer.

Praying for Healing

Great heavenly Father God, thank You for the good health that I have but I have a friend/family member who is battling cancer right now. I am asking You to do the impossible because for You, nothing is too hard. Oh God, Glorify Your Name and let us bring praises to You for healing my friend/family member so that others can hear of Your marvelous works for Your children. I am praying in faith but I am trusting in Your sovereignty and for Your will to be done above what we think is best. Your ways are higher than mine and Your ways are beyond finding out (Rom 11:33) so help me to trust You with the outcome and no matter what, I know You are always in control over all things and not even one radical cancer cell can do anything that You do not first allow and is part of Your divine will. Please heal my friend/family member so that I can praise You before others and further glorify Your name to those who don’t yet know You and in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Praying for 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 (Rom 8:28). 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 (Rom 8:31, 38). 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 (Rev 22) so nothing is lost. In Jesus great name I pray, amen.

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Praying for 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 (Mark 12:27) 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” (Marr 22:32) so I know that even if they die, they will yet live again because they believe in You and Your Great Son, Jesus Christ (John 11:25-26). 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 (2nd Cor 5:8) 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.

Conclusion

My hope is that you never need these prayers but of course, you eventually will or someone may need them for you and for me. These are prayers that I have actually used, not literally word for word but very close to them. The only real difference of course is that I used the person’s name. I do hope they can help you know how to pray and what words to use because that’s often a struggle for many believers, but even here, we have the help of the Spirit as “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God” (Rom 8:26-27).  I don’t know about you, but I can use all the help I can when I pray.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • pud

    “Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God”

    How do you know this to be TRUE jack?

    Tell the flock what a “spirit” is and how you know such a thing actually exists

    Explain to your flock jack why your “god” has a will in other words how an omnipotent, timeless, transcendent, all powerful, perfect thing could have these ultimate traits and yet still “desire” things

    Surely you’re intelligent enough to see the obvious contradiction here don’t you jack? Perfect “beings” are completely fulfilled..they have no desires, needs, or wills …explain this “pastor” of the flock

    And if your “god” has a will explain to your simple flock how your pitiful begging is supposed to effect that will and how you’re not being an arrogant beggar in expecting the almighty to change his mind and heal your boo boo against his will

    Your “god” has shown himself to be a ruthless bloodthirsty pitiless genocidal maniac…tell the flock how you know he doesn’t revel in your suffering..he didn’t give a shit when he wiped out all of humanity why should he care about your boo boo?

    Tell me jack…debate me on this on any topic of your choice

  • Father Thyme

    Doesn’t work.

    Largest Study of Third-Party Prayer Suggests Such Prayer Not Effective In Reducing Complications Following Heart Surgery
    web.med.harvard.edu/sites/RELEASES/html/3_31STEP.html

    In fact, prayer apparently makes things worse. Please do not ever pray for me.

    “The study also found that more patients in the uninformed prayer group — 18 percent — suffered major complications, like heart attack or stroke, compared with 13 percent in the group that did not receive prayers.”

    Long-Awaited Medical Study Questions the Power of Prayer
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/31/health/31pray.html?pagewanted=2