A Cancer Patient’s Prayer for Healing
(Ed. note–substitute any disease/trial for “cancer.”)
Father God, I choose to believe that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever. I believe that you healed people in the Bible, that you have healed people in history since then, and that you are still healing people today. You are all-powerful. For you, cancer is very easy to heal, if you so choose. And your love and compassion for your people is very great.
God, I confess to you that I have fallen far short of your demands for my life. I have sinned in thought, word, and deed. I have not given you the thanks and praise you deserve, nor have I treated my family and neighbors with the love they deserve. Show me, God, if I have an unforgiving heart. Give me the grace to forgive those who have wounded me. Show me if there is any other bad attitude or habit in me that you have wanted me to deal with.
Thank you, Lord, that you are a God of forgiveness and compassion. Thank you, too, for being a God who loves to bless the unworthy. I ask you to send your supernatural power to destroy my cancer. I believe that you work through doctors and medicine, and I pray that you will fill the doctors and nurses and technicians who work on my case with wisdom and love. But I also ask you to do what doctors and medicine cannot do. In your mercy, immobilize and paralyze the cancerous cells in my body that medicine cannot reach. Dry up whatever is feeding those cells with life. Put a stop to the spread of cancer in my body.
God, I trust that you will do whatever is best for me. If it is your will, you will heal me. Give me the strength and ability to keep trusting in that truth. And if I am not healed, please give me the power to trust you then, too. But most important of all, bring me closer to you. Open my eyes and heart so that I may come to a deeper experience of your love for me. Help me to do whatever is necessary to draw closer to you and to know you as my heavenly Father. AMEN
Reprinted by permission from A Medical and Spiritual Guide to Living with Cancer by William A. Fintel, M.D. and Gerald R. McDermott, Ph.D. Published 1993 by Word Publishing.
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