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prayer for healing cancer

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This page features four beautiful prayers to help with praying for someone with cancer who is awaiting surgery or other medical treatments. The first prayer is for a friend of a cancer patient to say, and asks for the power and peace of God to come on the ill person. The next prayer is a beautiful prayer poem for healing and rest, and the third one is a simple prayer that you can say with a child currently suffering with cancer. Finally there is a prayer for successful recovery after an operation and some inspiring verses from the bible on healing.

Healing prayer for a friend with cancer

Almighty God,

Who gives mighty oceans commands and yet created the fragile wings of a butterfly.
Nothing is beyond your grasp.
You order the universe and give birds flight,
And yet you asked us to call you Abba Father.
You know each one of us and understand every detail of our lives.
So come, come with the power and authority of the waves
And wash my friend with healing.
Come, with the beauty and gentleness of a butterfly
Bring calm to this mind and peace to this body.

I come, with your gift of faith
And ask for you to take my prayers and fill them with your redemptive touch,
Restoration power
And great love.


healing prayer with a sunset over still waters as a background

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prayer for physical healing

Julie Palmer from Prayerscapes leads us in a daily prayer for those who are sick or suffering in some way:-

Prayer for healing child with cancer

Heal her/him with joy.
Heal him with hope
Heal him with play and great fun.

Heal him with medicine
Heal him with care.
Heal him with the power of love
Heal him completely.

Heal each of the cells
Heal every area of pain.
Heal his genetics
Heal and redeem.

In Jesus powerful name we pray,


Prayer for surgery and healing
(a prayer for a successful recovery after an operation)

O Lord,

Be so close beside my dear one. Come whisper words of great hope into their hearts. Shut out the pain, the worry and fear and wrap them up within your soft, gentle love.
Bless the efforts of the surgeons who have worked to bring life and healing to his/her body. Please protect and keep him/her in your rest and care. May they know your presence close by each day.


a prayer for healing

an uplifting prayer for the sick asking that God's restoration would come:-

"So come...and wash my friend with healing."

bible verses about God's healing

"Are any among you sick? They should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord."

(James 5:14, GNT)

"The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness."

(Psalm 41:3, NIV)

"He suffered and endured great pain for us, but we thought his suffering was punishment from God. He was wounded and crushed because of our sins; by taking our punishment, he made us completely well."

(Isaiah 53:4-5, CEV)