My grandpa beat colon cancer 21 years ago. He was cancer free for 8 years before it came back and took his life. It’s kind of unbelievable how many people in my family have had cancer.
Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m alone here. For those in the thick of fighting colon cancer, you can take comfort in knowing that many believers are praying fervently for those with colon cancer!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about battling cancer it’s that our lives here are fleeting. We were not created for this world to be our end goal. We were created for eternity. The best we can do in this world is to focus on the Lord as the center of our lives.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:1-4, NIV).
Battling colon cancer is going to be one of your darkest valleys, but leaning into the Lord, and spending quality time with Him, will give you the peace and fortitude you need to stay calm.
I have given you 7 prayers for colon cancer, but feel free to customize them to your specific situation. Please leave prayer requests in the comments so we can pray with you!
Short Prayer for Colon Cancer
My God, I have colon cancer. There’s a lot of unknown that comes with this diagnosis. I am worried about the sacrifices I will have to make and the things I may have to miss out on because of my treatment or I’ll even survive this.
I ask that if it is your will that you heal me completely and I use this time as an opportunity to grow as a disciple and glorify You, In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Colon Cancer Surgery
Lord, (name) is having surgery on (his/her) colon to help battle this colon cancer. I am so nervous that there will be complications.
All surgeries are somewhat dangerous so there are plenty of ways this could go awry. Help me to surrender my fears and worries to you. I lay them at the foot of the cross. I feel like I can’t handle the stress of this so I know I must cast my burdens onto you because I cannot handle this alone.
God, please give the doctors wisdom as they perform this surgery. I know they have done this before and will do the best they can to make this surgery a success. Please bless their hands so they can work quickly and accurately.
Please help this to be just a routine surgery and to go smoothly. Help me to be calm and courageous. May I cling to the words from the Scriptures, “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:24, NIV).
If something goes wrong during the surgery, please give the doctors wisdom to know how to handle it. Lord, I trust in you. Amen.
Prayer for Colon Cancer Treatment
Lord, please be my rock during these colon cancer treatments. These will be very difficult and I know I can’t do this alone. Chemotherapy is a daunting experience. It’s essentially poison going into my body. I’m nervous about losing my hair. I know that is a superficial thing to be worried about, but I need to be honest with you Lord.
Please give me the strength and courage I need to get through the treatments. I know the best thing to get me through this is to just rest in You. You breathe life into me and refresh my soul. The sufferings of this treatment are only a small sliver of the pain your Son went through so that I could live my life freely. Help me to unite my sufferings to the cross. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for a Parent With Colon Cancer
Lord, my (dad/mom) mom has colon cancer. I’m very nervous and overwhelmed, but I trust in You and Your will, which I know may not be what I want.
Wrap your loving arms around my (dad/mom) as (he/she) comes to terms with (his/her) diagnosis and treatment. Help (him/her) to feel safe and loved by You during this awful time.
The treatments can be difficult and painful so please give (him/her) the strength to endure this difficult cross. Help (dad/mom) to look to Your Son as an example of bearing suffering.
Please guide the doctors as they come up with a treatment plan. May they have wisdom and know what is best for (his/her) body. Please heal (him/her) O God. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for a Spouse With Colon Cancer
Lord, my spouse has colon cancer. I come to you humbly and broken. I never thought this would happen to (name). It’s not something I thought I would have to watch my (husband/wife) live through.
Please heal (him/her) of this cancer. Help me to confidently put my trust in you. Wrap your loving arms around (name) as (he/she) comes to terms with (his/her) diagnosis and treatment. Help (name) to feel safe and loved by You during this difficult time.
Help me to be what (name) needs during this time. Help me to be supportive and have the right words to say to encourage (him/her) to fight. May I be strong when (name) is weak. Thank you for this opportunity to live out my vows of in sickness and in health. I strive to love like You, sacrificially.
The treatments can be difficult and painful so please give (name) the strength to endure this difficult cross. Help (him/her) to look to Your Son as an example of bearing suffering.
Please guide the doctors as they come up with a treatment plan. May they have wisdom and know what is best for (his/her) body. I surrender my feelings of anxiety and fear and ask that you replace them with hope and joy. It’s all in your hands. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Medical Professionals Working on Colon Cancer
Lord, I lift up all medical professionals who are working with colon cancer. This cannot be an easy job and so I thank you for those who have chosen this path. I pray for the medical professionals who are performing surgeries today, may you guide their hands.
For the medical professionals who are delivering bad news today, may their words be soft, comforting, and loving. It’s very challenging to have a doctor who has poor bedside manners so please help these doctors so that their patients can feel seen, heard, and cared for by their doctors and nurses.
Lord, give the doctors the wisdom and knowledge for coming up with treatment plans for their patients. Give them confidence as they work towards saving more lives. Protect their hearts and minds so that they may not listen to the evil one. They see and hear difficult things each day.
Help them to know what they are doing is glorifying You and building up the kingdom. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Colon Cancer Survivors
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Thank you for curing this colon cancer! I know You are a miracle worker so I knew if it was Your will that You would heal me.
I can’t help but have a little bit of anxiety that cancer might come back. They said that if this cancer comes back it will be worse and fiercer than ever. Please put these worries at bay and continue to be cancer free for the rest of my days!
You helped me to not have to suffer through this alone. I know you were walking with me every step of the way.
Thank you for all the ways You showed up for me during this journey. Help me to use this life that you have allowed me to keep living for the purpose of building up your kingdom. May my story and experience be helpful to others who are going through colon cancer and a witness to others of your healing power. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
When you or someone you love has colon cancer it can be emotionally and physically draining. When you first learn the results of your biopsy or other diagnostics you might be afraid or overwhelmed. The enemy wants us to wallow in those emotions, but God invites us to rest in His peace.
The Lord will guide You on this journey. He will teach you more about yourself and your calling as a disciple if you are able to use this suffering as an opportunity to lean into Him.
Allow Him refresh your soul and turn your mourning into dancing. May your journey, or that of your loved one, be a witness of the Lord’s power!