Saint Peregrine’s Prayer for Cancer Patients has recently become very popular, thanks to the testimonies of people who were healed through the intercession of St Peregrine. He came to be the Patron Saint of Cancer Patients thanks to his own miraculous cure.
According to the legend he once developed a cancerous sore on his leg. The night before his operation, when his leg was due to be amputated, he was cured by Jesus Christ while asleep. Since then crowds began to flock to the convent, asking Father Peregrine for prayer and intercession, especially for being healed from cancer.
Saint Peregrine’s Prayer for Cancer Patients
“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 trials 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.
A Prayer to Saint 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 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 fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.
You were favored 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… (name of the sick person)
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.
Litany in Honor of Saint Peregrine
Lord, Have mercy on us.
Christ, Have mercy on us.
Lord, Have mercy on us.
Christ, Hear us.
Christ, graciously Hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us.
Mother of Sorrows, Pray for us.
Health of the sick, Pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, Pray for us.
Help of Christians, Pray for us.
St. Peregrine, Pray for us.
Converted by the prayers of St. Philip, Pray for us.
Afflicted with a cancerous growth, Pray for us.
Completely cured by the outstretched hand of Jesus Crucified, Pray for us.
Who performed many miracles in your lifetime, Pray for us.
Who multiplied food and drink, Pray for us.
Who cured the sick by the power of the Name of Jesus, Pray for us.
Who converted hardened sinners by prayer and fasting, Pray for us.
Who receives every favor you ask of God, Pray for us.
Most confident in prayer, Pray for us.
Most austere in penance, Pray for us.
Most patient in suffering, Pray for us.
Most humble in the holy priesthood, Pray for us.
Most zealous for souls, Pray for us.
Most kind toward the afflicted, Pray for us.
Most devoted to the passion of Jesus and the sorrows of Mary, Pray for us.
Victim with Jesus and Mary for the salvation of souls, Pray for us.
Wonder-worker for the sick and deceased, Pray for us.
Hope of incurable cases, Pray for us.
Universal patron of those afflicted with cancer and running sores, Pray for us.
Beloved patron of Spain, Pray for us.
Glory of the Order of the Servants of Mary, Pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously Hear us O Lord
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O glorious St. Peregrine, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray
Be gracious and hear the prayers which we present to You in honor of St. Peregrine, Your beloved servant and patron of cancer patients.
May we who do not rely on our own merits receive help in our needs through the intercession of him,
whose life was so pleasing to You.
Through Christ, our Lord.
I sincerely hope that Saint Peregrine will cure anyone who turns to him through these prayers… God bless You