The Next Novena: A Saint for Healing & Comfort this January

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So many of the prayer requests we receive are for those suffering with cancer. Whether it affects us directly or indirectly, it can cause great suffering in our lives and in the lives of those we love.

So the next novena we will pray is the St. Peregrine Novena starting on Tuesday, January 11th.

You can share your prayer intentions with us all below — we’re praying for you!

St. Peregrine is the patron saint of cancer patients. He had a cancerous ulcer on his leg which was miraculously cured when it was thought to be beyond saving. 

We will pray this novena for all cancer patients, for all those suffering from life-threatening and chronic illnesses, for their families & friends, as well as for physicians and scientists working to discover a cure and to bring relief.

We hope you will join us in praying this novena, and that you will share it with all of your friends & family. 

You can sign up to pray with us here:

St. Peregrine’s feast day is May 1st. But as with every novena, you can pray it any time of the year — and we will start this one on Tuesday, January 11th.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –

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  1. I pray for healing and divine restoration of Fr Samuel Igbafe’s health and for everyone involved in his care. Amen.

  2. Pray for healing mercies and breakthrough of my sick Father. My uncle my aunt, my mother My nephew, myself anf all members of my father. Pray for God to grant my heart desires.

    Pray for peace , in my family and Cameroon

  3. I kindly ask God to bless n heal me , my loved ones and everyone out there suffering from strange diseases.
    I kindly pray for my job to be loved by my bosses and everyone, to find peace at my work place.
    I kindly pray for prosperity and success. For both my family friends and loved ones.

  4. Dear St. Penegrine,

    I pray for all children suffering from cancer, may you grant them healing from their pain and suffering.

    Please intercede that my womb is blessed with twins and that I may embrace motherhood this year.

    Your loving child.

  5. For John who is diagnosed with mesothelioma, that God willing there will be a miraculous cure for him, a kind and gentle man. At least extra, peaceful, meaningful time with his wife and children and their families. Please Lord I pray.

  6. My Mom -for a good MRI/CT scan
    My Cousin, Lori for healing skin graft & starting radiation
    My dog, Bella for seizures fr epilepsy

  7. Praying for LBJ as he fights cancer. He’s a beautiful person with a spirit to match. Please cover him with the blessing of having a clean bill of health and be cancer free so that his testimony can be a testimony for others to follow in worship.

  8. I pray that during this Novena to St Peregrine that my prayers to assist all cancer patients during their journey be peaceful and they recover from it, my daughter Cherisse’s hope and faith to get pregnant materialises in Almighty God’s time and my fears of insecurity re: human beings be removed.

    I pray and trust that these needs are met and all praises to Almighty God.


  9. Please pray for my sister who is in the hospital with an infection in her colon, and she is also positive for COVID. Pray for healing for her.

  10. I ask Our Lord, through the intercession of the Blessed Mother and St. Peregrine that, in addition to the intentions I submitted 1/13/22,
    🙏the issue with my “Change of Address” not being processed correctly, or in a timely manner, (which has caused me excessive anxiety) would be resolved so that I no longer have to travel daily to my previous address to get the mail.
    🙏all those suffering from Cancer, or any other serious illness, woukd be healed in God’s perfect time and way.

  11. Please pray for my friend CJ, sister of one of my best friends from college. She is only 31 or 32 years old and has brain cancer and is not expected to survive. She is not Catholic but I believe she has some Protestant faith. Please pray for a miraculous healing for her, her salvation (whether this cancer takes her life or she lives many more years), and for the comfort of her family!

  12. Prayers for Stiva Smith , Caroline Godfrey, Tom Wilson, and Tim Johnston as they all struggle with their health, give them strength to stay positive even on the toughest days

  13. For people in my life who have been newly diagnosed with cancer including my niece who has 5 small children; my cousin, my friend’s mother, and my sister’s friend. For all those in my life in remission: brother, sister and brother-in-law

  14. St Peregrine intercede for my husband and please cure the macular hole in his eye without surgery. Grant him and myself good vision always.
    Thank you, Amen

  15. My son and daughter make up. My daughters engagement party works out. My son, myself and husband are covid free. We have financial blessings and miracles to pay for the wedding. Our business takes off. My son makes contact and forgives his friend.
    We are healed physically mentally socially and financially and bond of love never breaks.

  16. I pray for healing for my elderly parents, as they both have cancers. Please Jesus heal them and give them strength, comfort and courage in this hard time. In Jesus name we pray! Amen!

  17. I pray for complete healing for my dad.
    I pray for physical, mental and emotional strength for my mum, his primary care giver.

  18. Please keep praying for our nation.our nation needs to return to judeo Christian values.stop the Cancer of abortion,teaching our youths false hoods of CRT,hate of those who don’t have same beliefs ,attacking Christians.

  19. Join me pray for
    1. My sister 57 ( Catholic nun) suddenly became paralyzed and she can walk now
    2. My son who was diagnosed with the body rash that has no cure.his body is dented with black raised spots
    3. My mother and myself with spine issues and we are suffering
    4. My grand daughter whose Father died and the mother who is my in-laws refused her to be baptized on Christmas day because she doesn’t pray herself

  20. I ask for prayers for myself and my sister who is battling colon cancer she is recovering from chemotherapy treatments. They have taken a toll on her. I suffer from osteoarthritis and it’s painful. My shoulders ache so much it is hard to move around. Pray for us to be healed in Jesus name Amen.

  21. Please pray for my youngest daughter Nic who has metastatic breast cancer. The treatment she has been having, they think that it has stopped working, please pray that she may be given a different treatment, she is so brave and positive. Thank you. God bless you. Thanks for the novenas🙏

  22. Praying for my father who has problems with his spine and now has difficulties walking and my mother who is suffering from arthritis. In Jesus’ name I pray.

  23. Dear friends,
    Join me in prayer seeking deliverance and healing from the pain and direction in my marriage. We have been restless for over 15 years but remained stagnant.

    I pray for strength and courage to keep the faith and open the eyes to the Lord’s intervention.

    I pray for deliverance and healing for my family from stagnation, and salvation.

    I pray for healing and strength and new rease on mt uncle A. M and colleague M.K.B.

    I pray for all of us and our salvation.

    I give thanks to the Lord of Mercy and Love for His answer to our prayers. May His will done on us always.

  24. Please pray for Gods will for Jack as he, his wife and family care for him as he deals with his cancer. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

  25. Prayers for my mother who was diagnosed with cancer last year, for complete healing, strength and peace. And for my family and I as we continue to support her. Thank you.

  26. We pray for my grandson, Corey who is battling cancer& may he heal & be able to continue life. Pray for his family & mine going thru this terrible thing. Please take all the anxiety away and remain in peace & quiet. Amen

  27. Praying for my granddaughter’s health, that she’ll feel better and her high fever will break and go away without medicine. E is on Day 5 of her fever. More symptoms have appeared. Please help us pray for her that whatever it is that’s causing her fever will be known and right treatment can be started and will work.
    And that it’s not going to get worse for her. I beg of you oh Lord please hear my prayers, and all of the others, who have been sick and longing for your healing presence. Amen

  28. Through St pelegrene, I pray for all cancer patients around the world and pray for the complete healing of my mother from all sorts of complications she suffers from.
    Lastly I pray for good health of my parents, family members, relatives, friends, all people and myself

  29. I ask prayers for my young daughter who has brain cancer and for her 3 small children who need their Mom desperately. Oh, St. Peregrine intervene on her behalf to our Lord Jesus for her health to gradually improve. To help us accept and to trust Him fully for the Divine plan He has for her. I ask parents out there in this powerful community of firm believers, and those who identify with my plea, to please include her and her children in your prayers. The power of prayer is very powerful, and wondrous thing! Thanks to this platform that allows a mother and grammy to reach out to you asking to include her/kids in your prayers. God bless! 🙏

  30. Happy New year 2022!
    Thank you so much for your prayers.
    May Jesus Christ have mercy on the sick and through the intercession of St. Peregrine bring healing to the following:
    1.Agnes kola
    2.Priscilla Harriet Wandera
    3.Ann Aluoch Owino
    4.Grace Erumbi
    5.Esther Wafula Ajambo
    6.Michelle Khloe Odak
    7.Mary Angelina
    8.Rose Muriithi
    9.Cancer Children at KNH wards
    10.Ray Odhiambo. O.
    11.Cleopas Sitienei
    12.Lorren Sitienei
    13.Cammylita Filyster
    14.Belinda Janelinda
    15.Gerald Danninger
    16.Joseph O.O.
    17.LucyAnn Cardin
    May Christ the King who walked among the sick healing them, through the intercession of Mother Mary and St. Peregrine heal all the sick and sthreghten and protect all the care givers. Amen.

  31. Praying for good health and healing from diabetes
    Praying for my daughter to be blessed with good health, wisdom and knowledge
    Praying for healing for my marriage
    Praying for Stella peter healing from Heart failure

  32. I ask prayer for Tom Concert to be healed from his Cancer in his spine and that God will give him a miracle of healing and for his wife Linda Concert and for another cancer person Barbra Basset,
    For our daughter Angelica to be healed in her heart and return to her husband and two sons, and for Amy Thomas who suffers from Hydrocephalus, May God heal her completely.

  33. Please pray for answers to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis with weak, breaking bones from years of medicines. Very severe pain .
    Thank you ,
    God bless us all.

  34. Two dear friends, Helen and Ron, both people of great Faith, were recently diagnosed with cancer. They are both undergoing initial treatment tomorrow. They will appreciate our prayers. Thank you.

  35. Please pray for me for my many health challenges that gives me aches, pains and discomfort. That I’ll receive Devine healing in due time at his will also let my body, mind and soul be close to thee.

  36. Dear St. Peregrine,

    I pray for your miracles. I pray for my physical and emotional healing. I pray to be exonerated from all offences and to have no convictions. I pray for all criminal charges to be dropped against me. I pray to be with my children as much as possible. I pray for my son Jesse to come home and for us to be together as much as possible as soon as possible. I pray for our home to be restored and remediated as the Lord Jesus wants. I pray for our vehicles to be restored as safely and economically as possible. I pray for our financial prosperity and abundance. I pray for my son Thomas Owen to attend the University of Western Ontario as a student as soon as possible. I pray for my son Jesse to attend St. Michael’s College School as a student as soon as possible. I pray for my son Jesse to be a camper at Camp Tawingo this summer and to go on the Voyager Adventure this summer with Camp Tawingo and for my son Thomas Owen to be a Counsellor at Camp Tawingo this coming summer. I pray to travel with my children. I pray for providence, blessings and favour for me and my children. I pray to meet and marry the person whom the Lord Jesus wants for me as a husband as soon as possible. I pray for my son Thomas Owen to have a Christian girlfriend and for my children to have the Christian wives whom the Lord Jesus wants for them. I pray to never have a pharmaceutical injection. I pray for everything the Lord Jesus wants for me and my children and us as a family. I pray for all the miracles you can bring. Thank you St. Peregrine. Thank you to the John Paul and Annie Community for praying!

  37. Please include my dear sister, Marianne, in your prayers with this novena. She was diagnosed with cancer right before Christmas, and has an upcoming surgery followed by radiation. Unfortunately, she has Covid right now, so I ask for a complete, speedy recovery from the virus, and full health for surgery & treatment.
    Thank you! St Peregrine, pray for us!

  38. Please pray for 20 year old Jerone Leslie who is suffering from trrrible anxiety issues that he quits school, avoids getting a job and spends most next to all of his time indoors, most importantly that he will sought by and brought closer to God.

  39. Please pray for my sister, Kelly Proctor, who is suffering from breast cancer and currently going through chemotherapy. That her chemo works and her surgery and radiation go well and for her doctors. Also please pray for my mother who suffers from Parkinson’s and my father who is her caretaker.

  40. Praying for Larry, he will having radiation next week in the brain to get rid of some cancer cells, he is an exceptional musician enjoy music and life, please pray for him. Hoping he feels the love of God in surgery.

  41. I pray for healing of my father from diabetes and high blood pressure. I pray that God provides for my family financially so that we’re able to afford his medication. Amen

  42. Many people in need of prayers! Praying for my Husband’s health. For my daughter’s safety and health. For family members struggling with health issues. Thank you God for my blessings. Amen

  43. I pray for all who are suffering from cancer, and their families.
    I pray my daughter finds a great job that she loves and I pray for her mental health. I pray my son and I continue to succeed and excel at our jobs. Bless and keep us all safe and healthy and keep my cat Pearl safe. I pray for stability at my job. May they hire me on permanently. I’m Jesus’s name Amen

  44. For my cancer relatives and friends: Cathy, Nancy VT, Melina, Julie, Don, Tom, and others with difficulties of other sorts: Suzie, Charles, Larry, Therese, Jen, Dick, Bobbie, Patricia, Michael, Pat, Steve, Mario, Katie, Carol and others who have died within the recent past: Bill, Father, Fathers Mel, John, Bill, Margaret.
    Thank you.

  45. Please pray for my neighbor whos cancer has returned and is once again going through treatment. And for my cousin who is also battling cancer and has been the caregiver to her husband. And for another neighbor whos niece is battling cancer as she is pregnant … for her health as well as for that of her child. God, may your will be done. Amen. Thank you!

  46. I pray for my son, that he trusts in God’s plan for his life, returns to church, finishes school, and moves on toward his wonderful future. That he is healed of his disease of body and mind. That he KNOWS and has confidence that he is loved by God, his father and I, his family and friends.

    I pray that we can get completely out of debt and I know that The Lord has a miracle for us and I am grateful!

    I pray for my family and a dear friend who moved away.

    I pray for everyone who is saying this novena… God bless…

  47. Please pray with me for my cousin, Marianne. She has 4th stage kidney cancer. Please pray for her salvation also!

  48. Please pray for Katie D age 33 battling cancer right now in Philadelphia.. please pray for parents Chris and Susan and Katies siblings to give them strength as they care for Katie ..thank you 🙏

  49. Thank You LORD GOD our FATHER I ask for forgiveness to my sins I am here to serve you. I ask that you heal all the sickness viruses diseases that seems to be harming and killing us your children. Dear LORD I ask that you touch Sonia heart heal her from her illnesses mental health anemia grieving hopeless and all her needs to be healed and strong to live a healthy life. Thank You Lord for healing all my loved family and friends. AMEN 🙏

  50. I pray that all my three primary cancers will stay in remission and that I will grow old as a survivor and victor for Jesus who is the almighty healer

  51. Please loving GOD FATHER JESUS I praise love you worship only you as my LORD and Savior I beg you to heal Irma who is suffering from congested heart failure she is grieving the loss of her mother her brother and her husband Gilbert. Her heart is aching and fighting heart disease I beg my LORD to heal her from all her pain heart and mind aches. Please protect her from enemies and illnesses that she is healed I claim that she is healed from viruses such as COVID and other viruses. I thank you for healing her. In your name AMEN 🙏

  52. For Thomas Pretlow who is suffering from cancer and his conversion…For wife, Theresa..
    For Austin Fergason, a little boy who is being removed unjustly from the Ronald MacDonald House b/c of his and his family’s vaccination status, and for Austin’s healing from cancer..
    That Austin may find a place to live during his cancer treatment

    For conversion of world leaders…

  53. Please pray that my son will choose the right doctor to go to to diagnose his condition. Please pray that this doctor or doctors can determine the cause of his pain and be able to treat him. Please pray that my friend’s doctors will be able to treat his ongoing condition and that he will be able to maintain the same quality of life.

  54. Dear St Peregrine,
    Please pray for Caden, who needs treatment for a Pediatric blood and bone marrow cancer, and for conversion for his family..
    Also, pray for Rocky for his upcoming spleenectomy, and conversion of his family and that he may give up his fear of others, esp. those in the Church..
    Also for Himadri, healing from lung cancer.
    Please pray also for Bob, who may have lung cancer and is healing from severe lung infection..
    Repose of Bob’s son, Tommy, who died at age 18 of cancer (DSRCT).. Repose of Tommy’s Godfather, Bill, who died from esophageal cancer..
    For Cathy Hiler as she transitions into a care home..for her family and friends.
    Barbara Farrington, who is transitioning into care home, that she may be able to afford the good care she needs and deserves…For conversion for Barabara’s ex husband and for her sons…
    For Stephen-healing from mental illness and a return to the Church. Repose of his father, MElvin. Comfort and conversion for his mom, Ruth…
    For all those in my mother’s group with cancer (or their spouses)
    For al those I have promised to pray for ,esp those with cancer and other non-cancerous lesions…
    For all those suffering w/ infertility.
    Repose of those who’ve died..

  55. Intentions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and reparation to the Sorrowful Heart ❤️ of Mary. Healing for Carrie, Joe to come back to the church, Tom to not get his kids vaccinated.

  56. Dear St. Peregrine:

    Thank-you for helping my family members, relatives, friends and acquaintances overcome the mental, physical, spiritual and financial illnesses that can overtake our lives. Thank-you for your faith and bravery in the face of illness. Please ask Our Lord to help heal and have mercy on those suffering from all kinds of illnesses, and to help them get well as soon as possible. With God’s help, we can all overcome the illnesses present in our lives.

    Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

  57. Please pray for Sharon W., Sarah A., Becki W, Judy D., Larry N., Lisa B., RyanN., &JoyceN., all to remain cancer free. Thank you and Thank The Lord for all of his blessings and his healing blessings.

  58. I pray for my two sons that they live their Catholic Faith. One is married to a Hindu who has a budda figure in their bedroom? Not sure why. They have baby Claire, 17 or 18 months old and not baptized. Their marriage is by the JP. I am trying to get them to fix their marriage.
    My other son had a beautiful Catholic wedding. The wife decided she wanted no kids and found someone else she loved! And my son has been living with a divorced Catholic woman who has two adult children. Where did I go wrong? My wife must be turning over in her grave. Who doesn’t have children that left the Faith? What can we do? Son’s wife doesn’t practice her Faith, thank God. However, her mother, who is visiting, does. Friendly grandmother, But…

  59. St. Peregrine,

    Please obtain through your prayers the complete healing of my Dad’s prostate cancer, as he finishes radiation treatments tomorrow.

  60. Dear Jesus, Mary and St. Peregrine, please heal and protect my family, friends and I. Please Bless us 🙏 Spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

    Please heal us of fibromyalgia, hyperparathyroid, kidney and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies, COPD, diverticulitis, aortic aneurysm, double bypass surgery and colon problems.

    Please help my husband continue to take better care of his diabetes.

    Please help our son and his friends continue to live God 🙏 loving lives.

    Please also help our son with his anxiety, and if it be Your Holy Will, please help him find a devout, Catholic woman to marry.

    Please help our friend who is soon undergoing a double heart bypass surgery.

    Please heal our fractured Nation, and help all people understand the evils of abortion and socialism.

    Thank you Jesus, Mary and St. Peregrine.

  61. I pray for John Cullen and his partner Pam. John is in late stages of Multiple Myeloma and suffering greatly. Pam suffers along with John. May they find strength for final perseverance through God’s graces and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary who also suffered greatly during the passion and death of her son, Jesus. Amen

  62. I’m praying for all those that are sick. Some people that I know and some I don’t know. We are all of GOD’S children, and we all have some kind of ailments. I also ask that my grandson will be kept in our prayers.

  63. Praying for my nephew Shaun for healing and God’s protection each day and who ever has cancer.lord in your hands bi place them🙏
    Praying for my personal needs in a Financial breakthrough at home,my sons may God protect them in there jobs open there’s path in going forward i pray for Andre and Adrian that God must open there doors at work in finances and in there relationship with God and there partners they have. My health may god protect me each grand kids and daughter and son in law lord open up new doors in they way going forward.thanking god for all his Mercy upon us Amen.

  64. Please pray that I get an enrollment today. God knows about what I need for my sales goals.
    Also pray for my back and nerve
    My husbands back and spine to be healed

  65. For all medical caregivers including our friend Katie who is a college student providing basic care and cleaning for 20+patients on her hospital floor each day. For nurses Anne, Jenny, Lois, Korrine, Jean, and all others. Please Dear Lord give them strength, peace and wisdom.

    For all suffering from depression and anxiety

  66. Please pray for 5 year old Abby Renehan who has brain cancer and for friend Toney Janoskie who has had multiple operations for mouth cancer. He’s had a feeding tube for 2 years now.

  67. I am praying for My friend Denise and that her stem cell transplant is successful in treating her cancer.
    I am also praying for my brother Bill, who is battling ALS. May the Lord have mercy on both of them and grant them miracles

  68. Please pray for my sister who has severe RA. Keep her strong! Pray for my friend, Marc, who has to have tests done. Pray the tests come back normal. I ask for Jesus to come down and touch them and be healed. Amen.

  69. Pray that my older sister, Mary Lynn Erickson, will be healed of her cancer and also that she will repent and be converted.

  70. I am praying for my cousin Bob who has vocal cord cancer,a friend’s son Brandon who is 41 with colon cancer, my husband Mike n friend Pete who both have bone marrow cancer

  71. In thanksgiving for a good oncology report for my sister’s biopsy and for her continued health and well-being. In thanksgiving for my mother-in-law being cancer-free one year after the end of her treatments.

  72. Kim Coryea who is suffering from some form of dysautonomia (possibly POTS) and having difficult getting proper diagnosis and treatment. Also for her husband, Jamie Babb, who is her caregiver. Prayers for proper treatment, healing, and perseverance.