Prayers for a friend's mother

I found out that my friend’s mother (who is not Catholic; my friend is, though) was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s B-Cell Lymphoma right before Christmas. She’s going through chemotherapy, but the cancer is so advanced that they don’t know if she will pull through or not, so it’s a waiting game. My friend asked me to pray for her because he’s not ready to let her go yet, but he trusts that God’s will is perfect. When we were thinking about the patron saint against cancer, I remembered that it was St. Peregrine, and I’ve been praying for her ever since I found out. Please hold “Deb” in your prayers. Thank you.

O great St. Peregrine,
you who have 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,
you who for so many years
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 who 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 these sick persons whom we entrust to you.

(Pause here and silently recall the names of the sick persons for whom you are

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


Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive
those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,and
blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and
at the hour of our death.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be world without end.

Praying for your friend and his mother …

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

Praying hard to St. Peregrine.

Thank you all for your prayers. I’ve yet to hear whether or not she is responding to the chemo because I haven’t talked to him in a while, and it may take some time for the treatments to be effective. I was shocked when I found out that she had cancer and I really hope she pulls through. My friend is very rooted in the Catholic faith (being a convert, he’s pretty understanding of it all), so I have no doubt that he will take whatever God gives to him, but I am still praying for their acceptance of His will. God bless.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit