Merciful God, ease the suffering of all those who seek your comfort from the pain of breast cancer -- their own or that of others. Grant us all a firm assurance of your love, a balm that can protect us from the ravages of fear and pain. Bless those around us who provide support, love, and care to our bodies and souls in need. Strengthen our faith. Give us courage to face our fears and know your love and protection will brush aside the suffering of this life for an eternal life in the glorious presence of your love.