Prayers of Hope
We created a guide with examples of prayers to help sufferers bring their requests to God.
The following prayers are for people suffering with cancer (and their families), who would like to ask God for his help. These prayers are designed to help guide you with what to pray, even if you have never talked to God before. If you would like to understand more about prayer, read “Does God Answer Our Prayers?” Or for more about knowing God, check out this article.
Prayer for Wisdom
Dear God, I’ve never faced anything like this. There’s so much information, so many decisions I don’t know how to make. I simply ask you to reveal yourself to me, to give me your wisdom and your power. Walk with me, please. I sense you’ve been standing there waiting for me to ask you for help. Well, I’m asking. Please.
Prayer for Hope
Dear God, I ask you to please give me your hope. Show me what your hope looks like, and how I can have it in my life. I pray that you would give me confidence that you exist, that you will walk beside me on this path, and that you will help me in my suffering. Help me to trust you. Help me to be patient as I face this journey. Amen.
Prayer for Strength and Peace
Dear God, I am so thankful that you stand ready to help those who ask you. I ask you that you would be my refuge, my safe place to go. I ask that you would give me strength to face today, with all its twists and turns. Please give me confidence in you and freedom from fear—I pray that you would be my Master, not fear. I ask for your peace—”the peace that surpasses all understanding”—as I continue to face this journey. Amen.
Prayer for Knowing God
Jesus, I want to know you. I want you to come into my life. I know that I make mistakes, that I am a sinner. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin so that I could be fully accepted by you. Only you can give me the power to change and become the person you created me to be. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me eternal life with God. I give my life to you. Please do with it as you wish. Amen.
Prayer for Healing
God, I want to live. I never realized how much until this shroud of cancer came over me. I want to believe that you care for me in my suffering. You have said you are standing there at the door of my life, waiting for me to ask you to come in. I’m asking. Today is the day I’m reaching out to you because I’m hurting and I’m frightened. Your son Jesus went about “healing every disease and sickness among the people.” I want to be one of them. Please touch me with your healing hand. Teach me how to trust you in the midst of cancer. Amen.
Prayer for Others
Dear God, as I face my own suffering, I reminded that many others are enduring difficult situations as well. I ask that you would bless them, and give them your hope—a hope which brings a confidence, and an expectation of good to everyone in every situation. I also ask that you would give them your strength and peace. I pray this specifically for _____. Thank you. Amen.
Would you like to discover more about God’s hope? I want to personally invite you to walk with me on The Pathway to Hope, a 7-day series about how to find hope.
Note: We are not doctors and we cannot answer your medical questions. However, we welcome your questions about finding hope and knowing God.