Prayers of Devotion to Saint Peregrine
Patron of Cancer Patients

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1.  Prayer to St. Peregrine

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.

For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.

You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction.

Ask of God and Our Lady the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.  (Pause and silently recall the names of the sick for whom you are praying).

Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.  Amen.

2. Prayer for Cancer Patients

St. Peregrine, who Holy Mother Church has declared Patron of those suffering from Cancer, I confidently turn to you for help I my present sickness.

I beg your kind intercession.  Ask God to relieve me of this sickness, if it be his Holy Will.  Plead with the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Sorrows, whom you loved so tenderly and in union, with whom you have suffered the pains of Cancer, that she may help me with her powerful prayers and loving consolation.

But it is should be God’s Holy Will that I bear this sickness, obtain for me courage and strength to accept these trials from the loving hand of God with patience and resignation, because he knows what is best for the salvation of my soul.

St. Peregrine, be my friend and patron.  Help me to imitate you in accepting suffering, and to unite myself with Jesus Crucified and the Mother of Sorrows, as you did.  I offer my pains to God with all the love of my heart, for his glory and the salvation of souls, especially my own.  Amen.

3.Litany in Honor of St. Peregrine

Lord, have mercy on us.
  Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
  Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
  Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
  Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
  Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,
  have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
  have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
  have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
  have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us,
  have mercy on us.
Mother of Sorrows, pray for us,
  have mercy on us.
Health of the sick,
  have mercy on us.
Comforter of the afflicted,
  have mercy on us.
Help of Christians,
  have mercy on us.
St. Peregrine,
  have mercy on us.
Converted by the prayers of St. Philip,
  have mercy on us.
Afflicted with a cancerous growth,
  have mercy on us.
Completely cured by the outstretched hand of Jesus Crucified,
  have mercy on us.
Who performed many miracles in your life-time,
  have mercy on us.
Who multiplied food and drink,
  have mercy on us.
Who cured the sick by the power of the Name of Jesus,
  have mercy on us.
Who converted hardened sinners by prayer and fasting,
  have mercy on us.
Who received every favor you ask of God,
  have mercy on us.
Most confident in prayer,
  have mercy on us.
Most austere in penance,
  have mercy on us.
Most patient in suffering,
  have mercy on us.
Most humble in the Holy Priesthood,
  have mercy on us.
Most zealous for souls,
  have mercy on us.
Most kind toward the afflicted,
  have mercy on us.
Most devoted to the Passion of Jesus and the Sorrows of Mary,
  have mercy on us.
Victim with Jesus and Mary for the salvation of souls,
  have mercy on us.
Wonder-worker for the sick and diseased,
  have mercy on us.
Hope of incurable cases,
  have mercy on us.
Universal patron of those afflicted with cancer and running sores,
  have mercy on us.
Beloved Patron of Spain,
  have mercy on us.
Glory of the Order of the Servants of Mary,
  have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
  spare us O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
  graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
  have mercy on us.
Pray for us O glorious Saint Peregrine,
  that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

Let us pray

O God, graciously hear the prayers which we present to You in honor of Saint Peregrine, Your beloved servant and Patron of Cancer patients, so that we, who do not rely on our own merits, may receive help in our needs through the intercession of him whose life had been so pleasing to You.  Through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.

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4.  Prayer to the Mother of Sorrows

My dearest Mother, Virgin Mother of God and Mother of Sorrows, behold me, your child, in prayer before you.  I plead for a special favor through the intercession of your faithful servant, Saint Peregrine, who was so devoted to you.  (Mention your request).

Sorrowful Mother, I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son.  I know you want me to seek God’s Will in all things, as you always did.  Therefore, with childlike trust I abandon myself to God’s Holy Will concerning my request.  If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.

Dear Mother of Sorrows, I love you!  I put all my confidence in you, because your prayers before God are most powerful.  For the sake of Jesus who suffered for my soul as you also did, and through the intercession of Saint Peregrine, hear and grant my prayer.  Amen.

5.  Prayer For Someone Afflicted With Cancer

Lord Jesus Christ, You have willed that Saint Peregrine should be invoked by thousands of clients as the patron of those suffering with cancer, and have caused that through his intercession many cures should be wrought.  I thank You for this tender compassion of suffering mankind, and for answering the prayers of this compassionate saint.  I recommend to You the following person. (Mention the person or persons you wish to pray for).

Be pleased to hear the prayers of Saint Peregrine, as well as those of Your Blessed Mother, the Health of the Sick, in behalf of the person whom I recommend to the love and mercy of Your Sacred Heart.  Give him / her patience in bearing suffering, and resignation to Your Divine Will.  Give him / her the consolation he / she needs and especially a cure, if it be Your Holy Will.

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6.  Prayer To St. Peregrine through God

O God, in Saint Peregrine You gave us an outstanding example of faith and patience.  We humbly ask You that, by imitating him and by the help of his prayers, we may believe more fully in Your healing help, bear the suffering of this life without wavering, and come with joy to the peace of heaven.  We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.