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Thanks for your warm response to the cancer healing prayers I posted. I’ve been looking for more without much luck. Want to write some together? I’ll post the prayers you send in. My friends who’ve had cancer say it’s so hard to stay positive about chemo’s healing powers when friends and family–often trying to comfort–let it be known that they see chemo drugs as “poison,” or dwell on the side effects.

Here are some posts from readers who see chemo drugs as elixirs of tremendous healing power:

“My husband is an interfaith minister and Reiki Master and he has a lot of experience working with cancer patients. He has special blessings for the chemo bag and for the all aspects of cancer recovery,” writes Laurie Sue Brockway.

Reader Jacqueline Robinson writes: “The word of God says ‘I am He that healeth thee,’ and as you are infused with chemo your whole mind has to be absorbed with the hope of glory, believing that you are [being] healed as your whole body is being infused with the medicine. I envisioned the Holy Spirit flowing through my body and held on to Him knowing that He was there with me.”

Reader Laura writes: “I had breast and thyroid cancer and went thru chemo for four months. It was no fun, but between the drugs, my Faith and my God, I am healed in Jesus’ name. I am going to make a ton of copies of these prayers and take them to my oncology doctor’s office so that everyone there still taking chemo can be uplifted and healed by powerful words!”

Writes a reader named Marsha, currently receiving chemo every week: “It is nice to see prayers for women who have cancer. I have colon, liver and lung cancer and have been fighting it since August 19, 2006. Every week I go for my chemo and some days are good, and some bad. The prayers really help you make it through it. [I am] still fighting and will be a survivor.”



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DOTTIE VIAR

posted February 28, 2007 at 3:35 pm


HI AMY, I WAS JUST RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER AND HAD A LUMPECTOMY ON FEB. 9TH. I SEE AN ONCOLOGIST TOMORROW ABOUT STARTING CHEMO. A FRIEND GAVE ME THIS WONDERFUL BOOK. IT IS CALLED “THE L-M-N-O-P’S OF SURVIVING CANCER” BY KARLA HEETER AND JAN HEYERDAHL. THEY ARE CANCER SURVIVORS AND THIS BOOK GOES THROUGH THE ALPHABET WITH LITTLE ANECDOTES FROM THEIR LIVES BASED ON THE ALPHABET. THOUGHT MAYBE OTHERS MIGHT LIKE THE BOOK TO KEEP THEIR SPIRITS UP WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH. DOTTIE VIAR



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Darlene Tangedahl

posted March 1, 2007 at 12:22 am


I was diagnosed last spring with lung cancer. The chemo and radiation reduced my tumor by half. Praise God! Also, it is no longer in my lymph nodes. My doctors were amazed. Prayer and chemo go hand in hand. My prayers for all those needing prayer while going through this journey. There is hope!



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survivor's daughter

posted March 1, 2007 at 8:50 am


My mom was diagnosed with thyroid cancer about 2 yrs ago (last year around the month she had been diagnosed, she was officially declared “cancer-free”, so its been over a year). They removed most of her thyroid and gave her some sort of radiation pill, which not only got residual cancer but got a few small skin cancers too. She is still under thorough examination, but so far is “healthy”. (She will have to take replacement thyroid for the rest of her life though). I had never heard of a radiation pill before, but if it works… whether it was prayer or pill, she was grateful for the help in beating it so far…



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Rev. Vic Fuhrman

posted March 1, 2007 at 8:27 pm


I believe in empowering those challenged with illness to be an active participant of their healing team. For many years, I ve shared a simple ritual and visualization for chemotherapy recipients to use in preparation for treatment. I encourage them to ask the nurse administering the drugs to allow them to safely hold the IV bag or other dispenser between their hands. Then they relax, close their eyes and take several comfortable breaths. While in this light meditative state, they silently say a prayer of gratitude for the gifts of life, medicine and healing in accordance with their personal spiritual beliefs. Holding this sense of gratitude, they begin to visualize a stream of golden viscous light flowing like honey through the crown of the head, down through the neck, into the chest and then into the heart. The heart fills with this wonderful light until it overflows and proceeds out to the shoulders, down through the arms and into the palms where it then passes into the medication. The visualization continues with the thought that this heavenly light will travel with the drug, effectively removing the diseased cells while causing no harm to healthy tissues or unpleasant side effects. The meditation closes with another prayer of thanksgiving. While the drug is administered, the recipient should continue the visualization and help the drug on its path through the body. This ritual may be used for any medication or treatment, at home or at the medical facility. Blessings to all of those on the healing path! Rev. Vic



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