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How to Pray to be Healed of Cancer, Part 2

This approach has a very different basis from what I last presented, for several reasons:

  • I  just finished reading Greg Boyd’s God at War and Satan and the Problem of Evil and now see the origin and development of cancer in a whole new perspective,
  • Ralph Winter’s ( pleas for someone to search for the source of the disease have caught my ear and nagged at me,
  • All of my reading on cancer, both medical and spiritual, has led me to no longer try to create an approach to fight cancer that is palatable to everyone.

It is evident to me, now, that cancer at its root is the result of human microbiological processes and structures having come under the control of Satan. Am I saying that a person with cancer is possessed? No, what I am saying is that the one who is called “the god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4) not only contends with God through the “big events” of nature (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and so on) but that Satan also contends with God in the microbiological aspects of nature, including on the battlefield of the human genome.

All of us—with or without cancer—are (usually unwitting) participants in this battle. Some have just become more vulnerable targets, for a variety of reasons. Some of us will never need to participate in combat for ourselves; but most all of us know—and love—someone for whom we are willing to fight.

I have also come to see that medical discovery—as some have pointed out—is a form of missionary work. The use of medicines that have been discovered to be helpful in combatting cancer is not oppositional to God’s healing purposes. In fact, it is only through a combined effort of faith and medicine that the effects of medicine can be maximized and the side effects of medicine can be minimized.

I am not saying that God cannot or will not heal cancer without medicine. I certainly believe he can—and has—done that. What I am saying is that I believe that both faith and medicine are resources provided by God, and eliminating the use of one or the other may diminish or even eliminate the means he has provided for healing in any specific situation.

On the other hand, I am also not saying that God cannot or will not heal cancer without faith. I certainly believe he can—and has—done that also. However, I do believe that following only a medical regimen without faith in God for his curing power to work in and through it is foolishly misguided at best and hopelessly optimistic at worst.

So let’s begin to take a look at how to pray to be healed of cancer.


Principles of Healing Cancer

Martin Luther published 95 theses presenting ways the church needed to be reformed. While I have not discovered 95 principles of healing cancer, I think there are at least 24, which are presented below:

  1. God is not the author of cancer
  2. Satan is the ruler of this world and works against God on every level, including the microbiological level
  3. Cancer is not God’s punishment; Jesus said “an enemy has done this…” (Mt. 13:28)
  4. It takes a warfare approach to overcome cancer
  5. Warfare on the physical level is not just medical treatment; it also involves following a spiritual regimen
  6. God has put mechanisms in place to protect our body from cancer
  7. Satan works to counteract the body’s protective mechanisms that God has put in place through the creation of strongholds
  8. We need to specifically pray to overthrow the Evil One’s strongholds in our body
  9. God is in the fight with us and we should worship Him above all else (worshipful prayer)
  10. We cannot let our feelings determine our level of effort or our level of progress (persevering prayer)
  11. It takes eyes of faith to see God at work (Heb. 11:20; Amplified Bible) (envisioning prayer)
  12. The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword (Heb. 4:12) and is our primary weapon (praying the word)
  13. The battle paradigms provided in God’s Word are not just spiritual remedies; they are physical remedies as well
  14. We must understand and apply the biblical battle paradigms in order to see and participate in God’s victories
  15. Medical science is limited by many factors that do not hinder a spiritual approach (rapidly changing cancers, inadequate medical treatments, costs, time, personnel, perspective)
  16. There is no limit to what God can do in us and through us
  17. We are not helpless victims in our situation, limited to only watch from the sidelines
  18. When God sends His people out to wage war with the enemy, He goes before them and with them into battle
  19. It is not helpful to continually ask God “why?” or “why me?”; we know there is an enemy intent on destroying us and that’s all we need to motivate us to action
  20. What is happening in our body is not “who we are”; we are God’s workmanship and he has made us “more than conquerors” (Rom. 8:37)
  21. God is faithful; His word says, “if we lose faith, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself” (2 Tim. 2:13)
  22. God has already provided for every contingency that we will need along this path in our life (Jehovah Jireh)
  23. Spiritual warfare is not something to fear; it is God’s tool for us to use in the evil infested world in which we live
  24. Even though cancer is a very strong attack of the Evil One, we have faith in the One who overcame Satan on the cross

Developing a Warfare Mentality

All too often I have heard and read the words of those with cancer who have said, “I am at peace with my cancer. I have learned to accept it.” I cannot begin to tell you how this frustrates and angers me. Cancer is not from God. Would you accept a gift from an enemy who seeks to destroy your life? Why would anyone “accept” cancer? And to call it “my” cancer is to own it. It is not your cancer; it is the enemy’s attempt to devour you by taking over more and more control of your body.

You must not accept cancer. If someone snuck into your home and began taking over your house a room at a time, attempting to force you out, would you “be at peace”? I hope not. Cancer is no different. ”It is an enemy who has done this,” says Jesus (Matt. 13:28). The thief comes “to steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10). Do not allow the thief to go unchallenged! The doctors can do their part through medicine, but you have One on your side who will make you “more than a conqueror” (Romans 8:37) because He loves you.

Most people don’t realize that the fight against cancer depends greatly on their theology. How can that be, you may ask? If you believe that all good and bad things come from the hand of God, then you will be unwilling to—or at least uncertain if you should—fight against cancer. If God has sent this, we think, it must be what he has planned for me, so I must accept it. Except deep within we don’t really believe that, because we seek medical help. So we fight the cancer through medicine, but mentally we don’t think we should be fighting against God’s will for us, so the effectiveness of the medical treatment is diminished by our (bad, in this case) theology.

If, however, you believe that God is love and in him there is no darkness (evil intent), then it will be clear that the cancer is not from God. Instead you will see that God is your ever-present help in time of need who you can turn to in order to ward off this evil that is attempting to take over your body and destroy your life.

The whole thrust of the New Testament supports the latter view, that God is love and in him there is no darkness. The apostle John recognized that “the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). See the works of Greg Boyd mentioned above to delve into much more detail and support for why our theology should be based on a warfare theodicy.


  1. Thank you for having the desire to research this matter and to share it with others. The Word of God is very clear in Hosea 4:6 (AMP):
    “6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge.”

    No Indy 500 race was ever won without a pit stop, so the driver could get refreshed and his car attended to, so he could get back in the race. You’ve done just that for me.

    Thank you again. May the Lord continue to watch over and keep you and your family.


    • ruth permalink

      Am truly grateful for this helful information. I shall share this website with my friends and family. I believe there are many who will be helped in understanding what they are dealing with when fighting with cancer of any kind. Thank you very much.
      God Bless You.

  2. Annie permalink

    Thank you for the great article. I know i have already won the battle

  3. ruth permalink

    Thank you very much for this informative article.It really helped me develop a fighters mind set. May God bless you with more ideas to fight this evil in our midst. Ruth

  4. sheron permalink

    I thank you and I know my Heavenly Father thanks you for reminding me to fight with the Grace
    he has given me. Trust and have the Faith that he is my Father and he holds me up in his
    righteous hand. I Praise God and thank you for the article.

  5. gale permalink

    This is revelation knowledge from God to save people from this attack. I have read, spoke and prayed warfare prayers everyday. I am fighting. Thanks for this spiritual weapon.

  6. Jane permalink

    Cancer is not God’s plan. Pray with me 4 my husband’s healing from it in Jesus mighty name.

  7. Liesel Burger permalink

    Good evening,

    I would like to ask that you please stand in prayer agreement as we pray in faith for a miracle healing from colon cancer for my mother Irene. The word says ‘For by His stripes we were healed’. I claim this and receive this healing for my mother in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

  8. Gaynor (patient) and David (husband) Davis. permalink

    My beautiful wife Gaynor is fighting advanced bowel cancer. The oncology team at Christies Hospital, Manchester are meeting next Monday (23rd March) to discuss weather Gaynor will be suitable for HIPEC. We are meeting the consultant on Tues. 31st March. Please pray for her. We are waiting nervously. We have been married 48 years. We have faith in God, and the medical team at Christies. Thank you. XX

    • ruth ndlovu permalink

      read also Ezekiel 16v6-12 .personalise and meditate on it always. Heavenly Father is mindful of all his flock. l shall pray for your dear wife.We can do all things through Him who strengthens us

  9. Margaret permalink

    Pray for my dear husband Fred. He was diagonized with acute lymphoblastic leukemia( 26%) of he cells were said to be lymphoblastic. He is under going treatment at artemis hospital in India. I believe in God, his power to heal and deliver my husband from this attack of the enemy. I know beyond reasonable doubt that Fred is being made whole body, mind, spirit and soul and cancer will no longer live in him.


    • Pastor Raph permalink

      Hi everyone. If anyone is suffering from any cancer please give them the following prayer points. We have seen great miracles happen for people who pray this at least 3 times a day believing God.

      First things first: Choose to believe God. Choose to believe that God never fails. No matter what you see, feel or hear! Dare to believe God. He will never fail you for his word never returns defeated. Isaiah 55:11. Psalm 107:20 tells us He sent his word and healed them! Isaiah 53:5 tells us that by the beatings of Jesus we ARE healed. 1 Peter 2:24 tells us that by the stripes of Jesus we WERE healed!

      Whoever prays this should also continue with medical treatment at the same time for our God uses so many ways to heal.

      1. Father in Jesus’ name, I ask you to forgive my sins and the sins of my father, mother and ancestors. Cleanse and purge us completely with the Blood of Jesus!

      2. Father, I forgive everyone who has offended, hurt or disappointed me in any way. I pray you forgive them and bless them in the name of Jesus.

      3. In Jesus’ name, I cover myself with the Blood of Jesus, the Helmet of Salvation; the Breastplate of Righteousness; my loins girded with the Word of God. I take the Shield of faith and sword of the Spirit.

      4. In the name of Jesus, I destroy every scheme of hell against me, my health and my body with the fire of God.

      6. In the name of Jesus, I command every spirit of infirmity, cancer and death with the Blood of Jesus and Holy Ghost fire to leave my body and never return any day of my life.

      7. In Jesus’ name, I cover all cells in my body with the blood of Jesus and command each and every cell to be obedient to Jesus and follow only Jesus’ directions all the days of my life.

      8. In Jesus’ name, I cover all growth inhibitor processes in my body with the blood of Jesus and command them to function normally and put a halt to any out of control growth in my body, any day of my life.

      9. In Jesus’ name, I cover all elevated tissue temperature in my body with the blood of Jesus and command them to reduce all heat in my tissues and body, make them harmless and normal all the days of my life.

      10. In Jesus’ name, I cover all tissue invasion and metastasis with the Blood of Jesus and command all cells in my body to stay in the place Jesus set them and function how Jesus set them to function and not cause my body any tumour or any medical problem any day of my life!

      11. In Jesus’ name, I cover all invaded cancerous cells in my body with the Blood of Jesus and command them to never self destruct but to heal rapidly and quickly all the days of my life.

      12. In Jesus’ name, I cover all blood supply to all the cells of my body with the blood of Jesus and ask the blood of Jesus to be the only blood supply to flow to the cancerous cells in body and heal them in Jesus’ name!

      13. In Jesus’ name, I cover all cancerous cells with the Blood of Jesus and command them never to multiply but to destroy themselves and leave my body healthy, strong and well all the days of my life!

      14. In Jesus’ name, by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed of cancer!

      15. Give praise and glory to God with 3 songs and thank him for healing you of cancer in the name of Jesus for at least 30 minutes.

      16. Day and night, see yourself well, strong and enjoying life and keep praising God!

  10. Valerie Nemeth permalink

    Pray for my deliverance from cancer in my right breast, actual lymph node metastasis and suspected metastasis in my liver and lung and also for a miracle healing.

  11. Tuesday Caldwell permalink

    Thank you. This is very helpful and has brought a lot of things to light.

  12. dody permalink

    I am glad I read all this. Before i had cancer I was tempted by Satan. I saw in my dreams when Satan holds pure lights in his hands. In a party I saw lesbians and gay people. I was there watching as an observer first….then I showed some interest of sexual desire with the weirdo satanic figure who had his sexual organ in his left chest. I went away from him when he had intercourse with his chest……I was so confused. Finally I asked him to have intercourse with me. He was hesitant but I insisted and after that I had this lump in my left breast which was found to be an agressive rare type of cancer. I have not told anyone about it. But deep in my heart I knew that my fall in Satan was my setback. I asked God to forgive my sin and told myself that I will not be distracted any more. I was a very strong Christian, but I got tempted and started to watch lesbians in a movie…..since then something entered me. I will advise anyone to stop watching…it is against God’s will. Indeed, Satan is against God’s will in every way. Now I have had a mastectomy and refused to take radiation. I strongly encourage you to have faith at such times…..because even though we fall and do sin, God always forgives us if we repent and weep for our sin.

  13. Philomena permalink

    Thank you for taking time to explain and share God’s perfect battle plan and remedy for destroying the root of Cancer. It has been a great victory in my spiritual life. God bless you.

  14. Fletcher Taukuro permalink

    Thank you for this article. our God and His Word are infallible. I will use this guide to pray against this defeated enemy. Jesus defeated Satan on the cross. An example I will use. Thank you so much again.

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