A cancer patient may experience a lot of emotional rollercoasters, especially when undergoing surgery. There can be a lot of fears, uncertainty, doubts, loneliness, anger, hopelessness, and frustration. These are human emotions, and it's normal for people to feel this way. But! It does mean you can let someone or a loved one experience this alone.
Keep them company and assure them that the surgery will go well. Validate their feelings and let them know that they're not alone. There's no need for any negativity. Your love and support are much needed more than anything else. May you spread more love and support!
The Lord never takes a day off to love, guide, care, heal, and keep you safe in every moment of your life. The following are compiled prayers for different Saints, and some are made to serve as your guide.
May God's presence be with you always!
Dear God Almighty Father, thank you for the courage you give [name of cancer patient] to stand firm in the face of the cancer battle
I pray that you give her more strength, power, and courage now that she is going for treatments and medications.
Surround her with people that will emotionally support her in these challenging times
Lead her to the right people that will help her receive good medical services
Guide her doctors, nurses, and other medical staff who will help her heal in the medical sense
Aid her financial capabilities to pay for her treatments leading her to full recovery
Heal every cell of her body and bring back her healthy body
Keep her mindful of all the food she intakes, which will help her to have a much healthy body
I declare her healing today and allow your divine intervention during her surgery
I trust that this is your will Oh Lord. Amen!
Prayer for Someone Going into Surgery for Cancer
Going through surgery for cancer is complex and challenging. As uncertainty comes, it can manifest fears and different emotional situations for the patient and family.
And so, emotional support from the patient's families is much needed. Likewise, a prayer dedication for someone can overflow with God's comfort and healing.
If you know someone fighting against cancer, pray this prayer wholeheartedly and with pure intention.
Lord, Our Loving Father, and Protector,
I stand firmly with my faith for your miracles of healing and recovery of [name of patient] who is struggling with cancer
Heal her and fill her with hope and courage to fight cancer
I ask that you help my loved one to recover from the pain, emotional toll, and weakness
Revitalize her body, mind, and soul
Heal her from any side effects of surgery and medications she must undergo to overcome cancer.
Lord, I humbly ask for breakthroughs that will lead to better treatments and recovery from the destruction in the body made by cancer
May she find your presence in her struggles and difficulties in life
Make him/her strong physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
Touch him/her body with your healing hands and restore it to good health and healing
Lord, declare [name of patient] free from cancer! Amen.
Prayer for Healing of Cancer for a Family Member
It takes your strength and courage to hear a family member has cancer. It's a long, hard battle that you and your family need to face.
But together, in prayer, you are powerful! Reciting prayers for cancer can remind you that there's God with you always.
Dear God, we pray to you today on behalf of [name], who is afflicted by cancer
We pray that you give us comfort and peace of mind in our tribulation
As we fight cancer with a loved one, we pray that you fight with us too!
We pray that you give guidance and a source of hope in this battle
Hold us together at times we all wanted to fall apart and help us accept the situation
We put in your hands this difficult situation because we know that it is you who can give us an infinite amount of love, light, hope, strength, and courage
We ask for your grace, healing, and mercy now and forever. Amen!
Prayer for Cancer Mom
Seeing a loved one suffer from a pain you can never relate to is difficult. But, despite challenges, your Mom is definitely staying strong in fighting cancer.
Whether you are aware or not, she is always praying for you. Now it is your time to pray for her back.
Fight cancer alongside her in the name of the Lord!
Lord, I'm down on my knees surrendering all to you
It's heart-wrenching seeing my Mom sick with cancer
I pray that you give me more strength so I can be strong for my mother
Lord, despite everything, I'm still thankful today for giving my Mom another chance to take to make her health condition better
I pray that you take away all the fears and doubts in the process of treatments
Touch your healing hands to her that she will never be sick again
Bless us financially that we can afford all the treatments and medications she needs
Lord, be with us, especially with my mother
Make her feel your presence and sense of hope for better days. Amen!
St. Jude Prayer for Cancer
As the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes, St. Jude Thaddeus is loved worldwide for all the miracles he brought to people's lives. He is a cousin of Jesus Christ mentioned in Matthew (13:55), and is one of the Twelve Apostles.
People in desperate need seeking God's assistance during difficult times, trouble, sickness, and financial challenges have come to St. Jude in prayer through intercession.
If you or somebody you know has cancer, and all hope seems lost, pray this powerful prayer to 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.
Padre Pio Prayer for Cancer
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, commonly known as Padre Pio, is widely known for his powerful intercession and prayers for healing. He devoted his life to the service of God at a very young age, and countless miracles have been attributed to him.
Padre Pio's feast day is celebrated every September 23rd.
Here is a powerful Prayer to St. Padre Pio for the Healing of Cancer.
You Gave Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina,
the great privilege of participating in a unique way
in the passion of your son, Jesus Christ,
grant me through his intercession
the grace of physical healing from cancer
[name intention here]
which I ardently desire for those that are in dire need of your physical healing;
and above all, grant them the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus,
to arrive at the glory of the resurrection.
Our Lady Mary Mediatrix of All Grace, Pray for us!
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Pray for us!
Our Lady of Grace and the Eucharist, Pray for us!
Prayer to St. Peregrine for One Suffering from Cancer
St. Peregrine's story was remarkable since his story didn't start from being holy. Instead, he was a Rebel Who Became a Saint.
Peregrine Laziosi (1265-1345) was born in Forli, Italy. He grew up in a wealthy family as the only son. In his teens, Peregrine was active in politics and soon became a ringleader of the anti-papal party.
During one uprising, Pope Martin IV sent Philip Benizi, of the Order of Servites (Servants of Mary), as his ambassador to bridge the gap between the angry rebels. Unfortunately, Peregrine was one of the rebels at that time and was the one who beat up St. Philip Benizi.
Moments later, Peregrine was stricken by remorse after seeing the bleeding priest. He asked for forgiveness, to which in return was granted a smile by Philip.
Peregrine followed Philip's suggestion and often prayed in Our Lady's chapel in the Cathedral. While praying, he saw a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary telling him to go to Siena.
Astonished by what he witnessed, Peregrine followed Mary's instruction and joined the Servites in Siena. He was then ordained as a priest and found a Servite monastery.
After a few years, he had cancer of the foot, which needed to be amputated. Peregrine spent a long night praying for his surgery the night before his surgery.
After falling asleep, he dreamed that Jesus touched his leg to heal it.
The following morning, his foot which was carefully bandaged, was completely cured. This miracle influenced his reputation as the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients.
On May 1st, 1345, Peregrine died and was blessed by the Church as one of the Saints. Many revered the Miracle Worker up until this day.
If you are the one afflicted by cancer, use this Prayer to St. Peregrine. May the hope, light, and healing be with you!
St. Peregrine, whom Holy Mother Church has declared Patron of those suffering from Cancer, I confidently turn to you for help in my present sickness. I beg your kind intercession. Ask God to relieve me of this sickness, if it be his Holy Will. Plead with the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Sorrows, whom you loved so tenderly and in union with whom you have suffered the pains of Cancer, that she may help me with her powerful prayers and loving consolation.
But if it should be God’s Holy Will that I bear this sickness, obtain for me courage and strength to accept these trials from the loving hand of God with patience and resignation, because he knows what is best for the salvation of my soul. St. Peregrine, be my friend and patron. Help me to imitate you in accepting suffering, and to unite myself with Jesus Crucified and the Mother of Sorrows, as you did. I offer my pains to God with all the love of my heart, for his glory and the salvation of souls, especially my own. Amen.
The second of these prayers to St. Peregrine is for others' intentions. Pray for others and show support!
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 fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored 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. Amen.