Dear Lord, cancer has taken us by surprise yet again.  Six cancer diagnoses in six years seems more than one family can handle alone.  I feel anxious, out of control, and woefully unprepared for these latest diagnoses.  Yet I also know You are not surprised or anxious, and You are very much in control.  Help me put on Your armor each day: the belt of Your truth, the shield of Your righteousness, the shoes of Your peace, the helmet of Your salvation, and the sword of Your Spirit.  Then I will be ready to battle these unwelcome intruders once again.  And most of all, I will not be afraid because it really is Your battle.  I trust You to fight in and through me so that this unseen enemy does not defeat us.  Thank You, Holy Spirit, that I don't need to be in control to battle these cancers - I just need to be controlled by You.  Amen.