April 2nd – Day of Prayer for Cancer

Day of Prayer for Cancer

Day of Remembrance & Healing for CancerThroughout Wednesday’s liturgies at the National Shrine of St. Jude, we will pray in a special way for all those who suffer from cancer. We invite you to join us April 2nd, and on the first Wednesday of every month, as we call upon St. Jude for the healing of cancer. Please send your special intentions for healing and remembrance of those affected by cancer to the Shrine or join our prayer circle of healing by posting your prayer to our Day of Prayer for Cancer wall below.


We pray together:
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. Amen.

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  • daniel sr April 15, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    please Saint Jude intercede for all those afflicted with cancer almost everyone I talk to has or knows someone stricken with cancer please help them through your intersession ty

  • MM April 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Please pray for Maciu as he prepares to go for mission guide and bless him always in this mission and may he return home safely.

  • marty April 4, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    My list is so long with children suffering one type of cancer or another. Dear Lord ease their suffering and those of their mothers and fathers.

  • Rachel April 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Please pray for my father who is withstanding a gruesome treatment for cancer so that he may live to spend more time with his devoted and loving wife. Bring them both physical, mental and spiritual health. Allow them the blessing of witnessing the wonder of the rising sun and that of the setting sun for many years to come.

  • Linda Roberts April 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Please say a prayer for my friend David Ford who has suddenly become very ill with cancer. He is a young father that was full of life one day & positive that this year would bring more blessings than the last to the next day fighting for his life! We pray day to day that with treatment our friend will be able to have more time with his young children & loving family! Please hear our prayer…

  • Karen Neyra April 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Please pray for my mother who is beginning her journey with cancer and declining any treatment. Her mind body & soul are strong because of her faith in our Loving Father.

  • Marlene April 3, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Please pray for my son who who has an unusual lump on his left arm.I am pleading for St. Jude to please intercede for the total and complete restoration of his health

  • Karen April 3, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Pray for Tom,a Vietnam vet getting a biopsy tomorrow on a tumor on left lung.Please pray with me.

  • kathy lenaghan April 3, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    prayers for my “bestest” cousin in the world…the sis I didn’t have…sharyn

  • Brenda Haughey April 3, 2014 at 5:22 AM

    please pray for all cancer patients,

  • Angie Serrano April 3, 2014 at 4:41 AM

    St Jude, through your powerful intercession, please thank The Lord God Jesus that me and my sister Alma May had successfully beaten breast cancer and please pray for us that it will not return and that we may never ever experience it again or any of our family… please pray for our good health and all others who are afflicted with various type of cancer that they may also win their battle.I thank you St Jude with all of my heart for all your help and prayers…. Please grant all of us our petitions. I humbly ask these prayers in Lord Jesus’ name. Amen.

  • diane April 3, 2014 at 3:55 AM

    St.Jude please pray for Vicki who is just beginning her journey with breast cancer. Please pray for her healing. Please pray that my cancer never returns. Thank you.

  • Martha Rodriguez April 3, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    St Jude, my husband Ernie has cancer, Please PRAY for him, that he be healed through JESUS CHRIST, our

  • pam April 3, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    St. Jude please help my son Todd to b overcome his depression and addictions and pass this insurance test so he can get his license and have a good job hes always wanted…Please…also help me with my healing from where I feel and give me the strength and energy I need to do my daily life and house chores Amen prayers for Makayla…Madison…Sharon…

  • pam April 3, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    St. Jude please help my son Todd to b overcome his depression and addictions and pass this insurance test so he can get his license and have a good job hes always wanted…Please…also help me with my healing from where I feel and give me the strength and energy I need to do my daily life and house chores Amen

  • Saida April 2, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    St Jude, please pray and heal my uncle Vicente. He has cancer and us going through chemo, please cure him from this disease. Also, pray and heal all the people with this disease. I pray in Jesus name, AMEN!

  • Berty April 2, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Prayers for Carol who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

  • Maria Saccone April 2, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Dear St. Jude…please watch over me and pray that the nodule found in my thyroid is nothing more than just a nodule. You are ALWAYS there for me! I’ve prayed to you for years and years and I swear you have listened to every one of them. Thank you for ALWAYS being there for me! I love you St. Jude!

  • Eugene Novak April 2, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Saint Jude please heal my Mom and take away her cancer!!!!!!!!!!! Please help her Saint Jude!!!!!!

  • Mary Rodriguez April 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    We desperately need prayers for our good friend Jimmy Munro who has been courageously fighting lung cancer and he is now fighting to stay alive.

  • Mary Rodriguez April 2, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Please pray for our friend, Jimmy Munro, who h

  • Frank April 2, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Please St Jude pray for A close family friend who is currently battling and fighting kidney sarcoma cancer. The power of prayer has given him the inner strength; power and belief to overcome the lung cancer (both cancers were present at same time).
    I pray to yourself and ask of you to seek the help; guidance of Our Lord God; Jesus Christ, your fellow Saints to help Eunan in his continuous battle with this terrible disease.
    He has a young family of 3 very young girls and his wife. He deserves to see them grow up and to enjoy life with his children; his wife and the rest of his immediate family v and extended family and his friends.
    I Thank You St Jude for your power of prayer, strength, inner guidance and for all the help you’ve given Eunan and others like him who are facing their own personal battles with cancer.

  • P. Schultz April 2, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    For my friend Michele’s husband.Please help heal this family man.Give strength to him in this battle and help heal him with your loving hands.

  • E.R. April 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    St.Jude please intercede before \the Lord Jesus. for healing of my friend Dorit. Who just found out she has breast cancer.We prayer for God to grant her the spirit of strength while he heals her body.For he said with him all things are possible. Thank you Saint Jude.

  • Geraldine swift April 2, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    I pray to you st Jude especially for my mam thank you so much and also for Eric’s dad xxx

  • NZ April 2, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Dear St. Jude, I’m asking you to help my niece. Please embrace her with all your love and your healing hands. Please cure her of all cancer.

  • ana dee April 2, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    St.Jude please pray for my mom to please heal her cancer.. Amen

  • Victoria Wittenmyer Devin April 2, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    St.Jude ,Please pray for healing ,for all those that have cancer..Amen

  • Daphne Minas April 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Dear St Jude, please cure my George’s liver and clear him of cancer and help all cancer sufferers.

  • Sylvie flore April 2, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Please pray for healing of my Cancer and those who suffer

  • Irma Trujillo April 2, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    We just found out the biopsy that was taken during a colonoscopy last week is benign. Thank you St. Jude.
    I pray for those that are fighting the disease, St. Jude hear our prayers.


  • Pam deville April 2, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Pray that this tumor has shrunk enough for successful surgery and that I can be cancer free forever

  • April April 2, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    St Jude pls help me, lay on me ur healing hands so that those cancerous cells taken together with my thyroid will not grow back and i will be healed forever. Amen

  • Maria fernandez April 2, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Please st Jude, intercede for my husband Del who is undergoing treatments for cancer. Thank you saint Jude!

  • Julene Jarosz April 2, 2014 at 4:13 PM

    For my Godfather, David McKinley, May God keep you in his loving embrace and guide you through this journey

  • Carmella April 2, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    St. Jude, please intercede for my grandson that the treatment he will be getting to cure him of Grave Verse Host disease of the skin is successful and that he be cured of any GVHD.

  • MARI CANTU April 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM


  • Jo Ann Guterman April 2, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    I pray, St Jude, that my brother Gary is healed of all cancer.

  • Lisa W. April 2, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Please pray for my sister, Debbie, pray that her upcoming lumpectomy heals her of all cancer. God is Good.

  • Annette Argondizzo Mangano April 2, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Please St. Jude I ask this special favor , that you heal all who are suffering of cancer in any form , please heal and find the cure fir this horribly insane disease I ask this of you in memory of my mother Judith Moreno Argondizzo , who died and suffered with many firms of this illness including breast, uterus and bone ! I also ask of you to continue to heal my very good friend Theresa Lana and May she never ever suffer again I am beholdent to your prayers and Jesus amen

  • Nydia Eidenback April 2, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Dear St.Jude please help my husband to win his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.Thank you for listening.

  • Catherine April 2, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    St Jude, please look after my mother that she will soon be cancer free. Thank you St Jude

  • Emerline Joseph April 2, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    St.Jude,I offer up my cousin Margaret who has cancer of the lymph node, the chemo. has damage her heart, so the Doctors are hoping that the heart will be better so that they can take out her Stem Cells and freeze it then put it back in her. I know that you will listen to my prayer and help her.
    Glory to you Blessed St. Jude.

  • Mary April 2, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Please pray for healings of my brother’s prostate cancer and my mom’s lung cancer. Thank you St. Jude for your prayers.

  • Monica April 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    St. Jude please pray for my little boy battling cancer, n his upcoming (second) transplant n all the pain and suffering he is going thro, please lay ur healing hands over him n stay by his side along with his family

  • Jeannie April 2, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Pray for me, that after completing all my treatments I am cancer free and remain so. Also please pray for all those affected by this horrible disease, that a cure be found soon so no one has to suffer.

  • Rich Neal April 2, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    St. Jude please help heal the love of my life, and bless us with the strength to battle this cancer together. With the strength of God our father and the love of each other please lay your healing hands on her.

  • janice lucia April 2, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    For my son

  • Ron V. April 2, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Dear Saint Jude:

    Mere words cannot convey my most sincere gratitude and thanks, for granting my petitions, which has alleviated one of the severe trials and tribulations that I face.

    Please continue to grant all of my favors, graces, petitions, prayers and intercessions, for I face so many more trials and tribulations.

    Unfortunately, they are getting worse and worse!

    Please Help!!!

    I thank you so very much for all your help!

    Please allow this to be proof, a living testament of this world, and to all, that PRAYER and FAITH, does work!

    My experiences and I are true and absolute living proof!

    I wish to thank, which is in no particular order, God My Father, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, Saint Benedict, Mother Mary, Saint Joseph and All of The Apostles, Martyrs, Saints and Angels.

    Saint Jude please continue in your quest to help me, and all here on this site, those known to me, and unknown to me.

    Let us all pray for each other!!!

    With Love, including the Love and Glory of God, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit and undying gratitude, no matter what lies ahead.


    Ron V.

  • Anna M. Madrigal April 2, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Pray for Maria Wallace who has begun her battle with breast cancer.

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