Actor Pierce Brosnan credits God and prayer for giving him the power to get through the immense pain of losing both his daughter and wife to ovarian cancer. "To watch someone you love have their life eaten away – bit by bit, by this insidious and horrid disease – becomes an indelible part of your psyche," he told the Mirror. Prayer helped Brosnan with the loss and "Now prayer helps me to be a father, to be an actor and to be a man," he added. His faith is a private matter and "I don’t preach it, but it’s a faith that is a comfort to me when the night is long." He also admitted that it always helps to have prayer in your back pocket. You have to have something, and "For me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith." Faith is a cornerstone for the former James Bond actor, who also professed: "God has been good to me."