Prayer is an important way to experience God as the religious believer can communicate with Him. By bringing their problems to God, or asking for forgiveness and help, they come closer to Him. Christians believe they can speak with God in prayer and were taught to pray by Jesus himself.
Dear St. Anthony, you recognized Our Lord Jesus as the Divine Healer.
In your goodness and kindness, please intercede for (mention name) who is suffering from cancer.
If it is God’s will, I ask that this day, the gift of healing be granted to (name).
Comfort him/her during times of unbearable pain, and ask our Lord to grant him/her peace and patience in suffering.
May God give (name) the fullness of life here on earth, or call him/her home to eternal glory forever.
St. Anthony Mary Claret was a Roman Catholic archbishop and missionary. He founded the congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, commonly called the Claretians. His Feast day is on October 24th. Since the saint himself received many miraculous cures during his lifetime (including the immediate healing of a gaping wound in his side after he prayed to the Blessed Virgin), people pray to him for healing. Our Lady told St. Anthony Mary Claret that she would obtain from God anything he asked through her Immaculate Heart.
O St. Anthony Mary Claret, who during thy life on earth was often a solace to the afflicted, and didst love and tenderly compassionate the sick, intercede for me as thou dost rejoice in the reward of thy virtues. Cast a glance of pity on (here mention the person afflicted with cancer or other serious ailment) and grant my petition, if such be the will of God. Make my troubles thine own. Ask the Immaculate Heart of Mary to obtain by her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently, and a blessing that may strengthen me during life, assist me at the hour of death and lead me on to a happy eternity. Amen.
St Anthony Mary Claret, pray for us!
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.