What IS a Cancer Prayer Partner?

A Cancer Prayer Partner is a trained volunteer who will reach out to the requesting participant at a set time each week to share prayer, scripture and encouragement during a cancer journey.  Cancer Prayer Partners can connect with the participant in whichever way is most comfortable:

  • By weekly phone call
  • By traditional mail on a regular basis
  • By email

To sign up to be paired with one of our trained Cancer Prayer Partner Volunteers, please complete all the information listed below and you will be contacted by your volunteer as soon as possible.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ’s below the form!

Get Paired with a Cancer Prayer Partner

*This form should only be completed by the person who is requesting a Cancer Prayer Partner.

Frequently Asked Questions
Cancer Prayer Partners

What do Cancer Prayer Partners do?

They ask “Is it OK if I contact you next week to see if there’s anything new, I can pray for you?”

They also discuss how the cancer patient, survivor or caregiver is doing and if they’re interested, discuss a cancer devotional with them too.

What is the Cancer Prayer Partner’s weekly contact look like?

They may contact their prayer recipient by email, phone, text, mail or other means that is comfortable for everyone involved.

Who are Cancer Companions?

Volunteers who provide compassion for those coping with cancer through prayer, scripture and companionship.

Who do they serve?

Cancer Prayer partners serve people they know that are in treatment, post treatment, caregivers and their loved ones.  If they would like, they can receive a referral for someone in need of a Cancer Prayer Partner from their church or the Cancer Companions National office.

How can I train as a Cancer Prayer Partner?

Cancer Prayer Partners are trained at no cost through the Compassionate Care through the Cancer Journey Course at LHM Learn.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Can you please send me more information on becoming a Cancer Prayer Partner Volunteer?

Yes! Click here to receive more information!

In addition to Cancer Prayer Partners, are there ways for my church to become involved?

Yes, Cancer Companions provides training and materials for churches to have a thriving volunteer led cancer ministry. Bible studies, support groups and community outreach are all vital parts of the program. CLICK HERE for more information.


Submit a Prayer Request to the Cancer Companions Prayer Team.