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Prayers for Healing Cancer

This page has three prayers for those suffering with cancer. The first prayer is a short petition for cancer patients, and the second is a prayer for healing from breast cancer. This prayer may also be used for other specific forms of this illness such as lung or brain cancers. Finally there is an Episcopal prayer for where it may be appropriate to lay hands on the sick person and ask for healing.

Prayer for the healing of cancer

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 tumour has emerged. May it grow into a strong work, redeeming and restoring with great strength and power.


(a Christian prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Are you or a friend awaiting surgery at the moment? Read prayers for before operations here.

Prayer for Healing

a short (2.30min) film with a contemporary prayer asking for God's restoration to come:-

a traditional Episcopal prayer

Following this exhortation from the letter of James, it may also be appropriate to ask the leaders of your church to anoint you (or whoever it is that is suffering from cancer) with oil and lay hands on you. Here is an Episcopal prayer for the laying on of hands and healing:-

N., I lay my hands upon you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, beseeching our Lord Jesus Christ to sustain you with his presence, to drive away all sickness of body and spirit, and to give you that victory of life and peace which will enable you to serve him both now and evermore. Amen.

(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)

here are three more prayers for those who are sick or ill.

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post your prayer for healing here

prayer for healing breast cancer

Heavenly Father,

Please hold me close at this time of uncertainty.
Remind me of your promises when I am feeling overwhelmed.
Whisper words of love when I feel alone.
Lie me down in peace when I am weary.
Give all who care for me great waves of wisdom.
Lead me through this journey singing songs of hope over my life.
Quiet my soul as I face the surgery and treatment of this breast cancer.
Come quell the fears that I have, and fill my heart and mind with your everlasting love.


(a contemporary prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.

James 5:14, (NIV)