Prayers for Healing Cancer
This page has five prayers for those who are currently suffering with cancer. If you know a friend with cancer, the first prayer can be used as an intercessory prayer for them. There is also a prayer for healing of breast cancer (this prayer may also be used for other specific forms of this illness such as lung or brain cancers). There is also an Episcopal prayer for where it may be appropriate to lay hands on the sick person and ask for healing, and a short prayer for a cancer patient.
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)
a short (2.30min) film with a contemporary prayer asking for God's restoration to come:-
Here are the beautiful words from the video above:-
Short 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 short Christian prayer for healing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
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
(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)