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Finding Deeper Meaning to Life After Cancer Diagnosis — Part II

As believers, we know that we will face challenges in this world. We also understand that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2) With the Spirit of God, also known as the Comforter, we still mourn and suffer heartache, but we are comforted in our grief.

Prayer for lung cancer friends

For a season, I kept my prayers in an app on my phone. I said a special prayer for people diagnosed with lung cancer. I love this prayer because it reminds me fresh daily about my calling to the lung cancer community. If any part of it inspires you, please join me in praying. We can never have too many prayers for people impacted by lung cancer.

Here is an excerpt from a prayer for people who will be diagnosed today, others already diagnosed, and prayers for those grieving the loss of their loved one who died from lung cancer:

Thank you for what you are doing, Lord. There has been great progress in the past few years with lung cancer screening and targeted therapies. It’s amazing to watch You at work.

Lord, this day hundreds of people will be told they have lung cancer. This devastating blow will impact their spouses, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, sisters and brothers, neighbors and church family, coworkers and friends. Many hearts will be crushed…even by one single diagnosis. Some will turn to you during this uncertain and turbulent time of diagnosis, treatment, and its aftermath. Others will not know where to turn in their confusion, fear, and pain. May they find you in their time of need. For those who have no loved ones here on earth, may there be a special dispensation of grace for them.

Many other people have already been given a lung cancer diagnosis. Some are fighting for their next breath. Some are hoping for death over suffering. Some are terrified to die, especially if they don’t know you. Others are eagerly looking forward to joining you in heaven. I pray for healing for all, healing of their spirits as well as their bodies, especially those with little ones who need them.

And, Lord, so many people are grieving. They need your help. The enemy has come to kill, steal, and destroy. But you came so that we might have life.

And I pray for those who are angry at themselves or their loved ones. I pray for a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to detect lung cancer early for all people. I also pray for effective targeted treatment. But, most of all, I pray for an outpouring of compassion for people touched by lung cancer. You are the God of all comfort and power. Comfort and strengthen your people, Lord. For those whose time on earth is short, please reveal yourself to them.

Thank you for giving me faith to believe we can make a difference.

Read Part I of Finding Deeper Meaning to Life After Cancer Diagnosis.

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