This is officially the first post of the Prayer for children weekly series. I am so excited about what the Lord is about to do in the lives of children worldwide. This week’s topic is “prayer against childhood cancer”. You may not know but a simple word of prayer from you can cause miracles to happen. The bible says in Matthew 18: 20 “For where two or three gathers in my name, there am I with them”. The Lord is definitely here with us!
This week, we will be praying against Childhood Cancer. It sucks, it really does and especially when it has to do with our kids! My heart breaks into a million pieces when i hear a child died from cancer. I do not even need to have known or met the child. Childhood cancer is more common than we can even begin to imagine. Although we may never know or understand why God allows people to get cancer, we all can know that God loves us through all of the storms in this life that we go through.
I was following a young girl named Gianna (TEAM GG, FIGHTON) who had stage 4 Neuroblastoma which is a form of cancer often found in the small glands on top of the kidneys. She passed away on the 19th of this month (October) and my heart broke into a million pieces. Maybe cause i followed her for the most part of this year or just knowing another little girl that fought cancer so hard and passed. I cried a million buckets, from reading her family write about how she may not make it to the weekend, to the updates every few hours that she was still fighting till she finally passed.
Cancer really sucks, a close family’s daughter passed in July from cancer and i cannot even begin to imagine what it feels like to have your child be in so much pain and you cannot take the pain from them or heal them yourselves. I remember GG’s mom sharing about how parents of healthy kids have different worries. For instance, they worry about what school the kids will go to when they will be potty trained, friends, what food they will like to eat, their next birthday party etc. However, as a mom of a daughter with cancer, she worried and had to make choices between various medications or treatment options to keep her daughter alive and comfortable. The day i read this i realized how foolish i was to be worrying about the most mundane things when God has already said he will provide them for us!
Prayer against Childhood Cancer
Peace and Strength for the parents and family
Commit the parents of these children to God’s hands. Day in day out, they make sacrifices of various kinds. Some have to quit their jobs, give up their lifestyles, ignore their own goals and needs to care for their children. I do not have any idea what it is like, but i know it must be a daily challenge. Let’s uplift them and pray for peace and strength. Often times they watch their kids in so much pain and can not do much to help them.
They have to make decisions for them that may sometimes even end up being the wrong choice. Even the siblings and other members of the family will usually feel the effect of the challenge. The parents have to dedicate more time to the child as opposed to the siblings. Let’s pray that God helps them through this and helps everyone to stay loved and united.
Strength for the children
Let’s pray for God to give them the strength to keep fighting on and pushing through. The strength that only he can give. Help them to go through chemo, all the medications and procedures they need to go through.
Pray for families that lost their children to Cancer already. May God be their source of comfort and give them calm through this. May they understand that it is not their fault or anything that they did. Heaven has gained a new set of angels in these lovely children and although it is sad to lose them, they are now pain-free. Let’s pray that God continues to make himself known to these families. Help them know that this is not the end but the beginning of a truly eternal life in the presence of God.
Pray for the healing power of God to be upon these children. He said by his stripes we are healed. Let us trust God together, though it seems tough nothing is impossible with God. We ask for healing in faith, although we know God is sovereign and we at the end of the day want his will alone to be done.
Wisdom for all medical team
Wisdom for the medical team is very essential. Any slight mistake or slip off can be detrimental. Let’s pray that God gives them wisdom in all that they do towards these children. May every member of the team work with the fear of the Lord upon their lives. Let no-one with ulterior motives come near their children.
Trust in God
Despite everything, God is with them through it all. Let’s pray that they never lose sight of his love for them. The devil may try to make them think otherwise and focus on the wrong enemy. God is a sovereign God and sees them through these struggles. Even though we obviously do not understand why children have to deal with cancer in the first place. It is okay to feel angry and upset at God, but pray that they never give up on him. While we may never understand why God allows some of us to get cancer, we all can know for certain that God is sovereign and that He loves us through all of the storms in this life
Pray for support from family, friends and loved ones for them. They will never know any lack, they will always be surrounded by love and provision.
Let’s pray for God to provide for them in all aspects. Healthcare can be very expensive especially without health insurance for certain things. Let’s pray for provision for these families. That God will open up doors of financial breakthrough unto them
A few blog posts that may interest you
Deuteronomy 31:6 …Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you
Psalms 62:6-8 – Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Malachi 4:2 – But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves
Exodus 14:14 – The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still
Isaiah 58:8-9 – Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
Proverbs 3:5-6– Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
Matthew 17:20 – “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
James 1:3 – because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance
Psalms 46:1-3 – God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalms 55:22 – Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
I Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you
2 Corinthians 12:9– But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me
Matthew 10:30-31 – And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Next week, we will be praying against Child abuse.
As always, feel free to email or reach out if you have a topic of prayer in mind!