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Health Challenges Cancer

Updated: May 15


A Prayer for Chadwick Boseman

Lord, please welcome the soul of Chadwick Buseman into your loving embrace.

He was s a role model and hero to Black children and cared deeply for all children

Also, please address the special challenges that our Black Brothers and Sisters

face with cancer with markedly later diagnosis and earlier mortality

by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism

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Prayer to St. Peregrine

We pray to you to comfort and assist all people with cancer and to hasten approved treatments for cancer in all counties.  We also pray that you heal  John O'Brien, OFM Praying for Phillip

Oh Lord, you have given us Ruth Bader Ginsburg who sits on the highest court in the land carefully considering and weighing the cases before her, searching for the central issues of justice in each. She is important to the maintenance of peace and justice in our troubled nation. She is ill, seriously, yet determined to keep on serving her country and, by proclaiming justice and equity throughout our land, serving you, Oh Lord who through the Hebrew prophets and through the teachings of the Jew, Jesus, has called all of us to serve all of our fellow citizens in truth and justice, as she does so well. We pray fervently, Oh Lord, that she gain and remain in good health to continue her service to You and to all of us Americans. Amen by Dr. Eugene Fisher Profiles in Catholicism

A Prayer to St. Peregrine for my Cancer

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 trails 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.

A Prayer to St. Peregrine for Sick Relatives and Friends

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty", "The Wonder Worker" because of the numerous miracles which you obtained from God for those who have turned to you in their need. For so many years, you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being. You turned to God when the power of human beings could do no more, and you were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His cross to heal your affliction. I now ask God to heal these sick persons whom I entrust to you: (Here mention their names) Aided by your powerful intercession, I shall sing with Mary a hymn of gratitude to God for His great goodness and mercy. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Peregrine for the Cancer of Others

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 fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured 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.


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