Friday, November 30, 2007

Prayers for Heart Surgery

Suzanne at Adventures in Daily Living has posted a prayer request for her husband at her blog:

My Gift from a Generous God is having his heart defect repaired today with an Amplatzer PFO Occluder. He had a mini-stroke (TIA) last December which revealed the PFO (hole in his heart). We expect to bring him home on Saturday.

This family has gone through a lot lately, God please keep them safe in the palm of your hand.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Continued Prayers for our Neighbor

Please continue to pray for our neighbor, Edna.

It turns out that her recurring infections are due to old pace maker wires that were left in when her pace maker was replaced two years ago. The wires have embedded themselves in her heart muscle. They need to be removed.

The surgery - sometime after Christmas - is going to be risky. It would be risky surgery on a young person - and Edna is 87. However the alternative would be to leave the wires in. If they are left in the infections will continue to recur after she goes off the 6-week cycle of antibiotics. Each time the infection will be worse. It will become antibiotic resistant and it will eventually cause infection of the heart itself. In short, while removing the wires is risky, leaving them in is fatal.

Every day she must go to the hospital for an antibiotic infusion. (This 6-week cycle ends Dec. 20 - though they will likely keep her on antibiotics until the surgery) She is beat down by all this. Please keep her in your prayers - that she find the internal strength to keep going, and that the surgery, when she has it, will be a success.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It takes forever...

I just wanted to ask for prayers that our Social Security gets figured pretty soon...there is a 'snag' as Ford's told the judge that my husband had income last year! He hasn't worked A DAY since 4 June, 2005!
...and our lawyer is simply 'beside himself'...
So please remember us in your prayers as I remember you all in and forever, my dearest fellow prayer warriors! xo.

Prayer Request - Fr. Joe Whalen

Received this from Sue:
Please pray for Fr. Joe Whalen and his continued good health so he can continue to travel for the Lord and give Masses and healing services, also for the continued good health of his assistant Mary Ann W. and the St. Raphael Healing team.

We ask this according to the will of the Father in the name of Jesus, through the powerful intercession of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, the healing Archangel St. Raphael and all the holy angels and saints.
Fr. Joe Whalen's team
They have an important ministry, that of St. Raphael's Healing Oil.

Prayer Request from the Catholic Warrior

The Catholic Warrior:

I would ask my readers to take a moment now to pray for a man at my church who has had cancer found in his body. Apparently doctors were removing a cancerous tissue, and when they were doing surgery found more cancerous cells. I don't know how serious it is yet, but this man also has numerous other health problems, and he can't be much older than about 55. He does a lot of good at our local church, and is loved by many.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Prayer Request for Marie

My friend Marie from View From the Pews needs our prayers. The following is a part of an email she sent me:
..."Could you please include me in your daily prayers over the next few months. Last night I was unable to eat dinner and today my right gland is the size of a golf ball. I have M.E. and the heat truly has a detrimental effect on me but God is Good and gives me strength.

It will comfort me to know I am in your prayers.

I wont be writing about it as I tend NOT to focus on myself or my health but instead I focus on God, our Faith and our lovely Blessed Mother. That is my personal choice, but we are all in need of prayer. I hope you will keep me in yours...
So I would ask all of you to pray for her as we do for all the other prayer requests. Thank you!

Prayer Request for June's Mom - Update

My friend Jim told me that she is now in intensive care. Please continue to pray for Cecelia M. Thank you.
My friend from church send the following email yesterday:
Gran went back to Kuakini hospital at 4:30 am today due to pulmonary embolisms. They are trying to dissolve the clots in her lungs. Please keep her in your prayers.
Please keep her dear mom in your prayers. Thank you.

Prayers needed for a young transplant recipient

Please pray for my friend SFO Girl's teenage daughter N. She had a kidney transplant 2 years ago and today has been admitted to the hospital for a biopsy, as some routine tests showed a possible problem. At this hospital she gets the Best Care Anywhere, so everyone is grateful for that. I'm sure that N's 3 sisters are very worried too, as well as their mom and dad.

SFO Girl has a lot of medical concerns in the family right now, so prayers for her extended family would also be appreciated.

Another prayer request


I humbly request of all of my readers, from whatever country you hail, that you please pray for a very special intention. The specifics of this intention I cannot reveal, but I can assure you that it is a timely matter of no little importance to the Catholic Church in the United States and even universally, the resolution of which could come within the next couple of weeks.

I have begun a novena for this intention today. Readers who are able to do so, I strongly encourage to do the same. However, any prayer, no matter how "small" will be greatly appreciated. May God bless you all.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanks be to God for Susan B.'s healing!

I spoke with Susan B. this evening and she is doing well. Thanks for your prayers for her healing following her two week hospital stay. PTL!

Prayer Request for Kim and Greg

Kim and her dear husband Greg, whose little one, Elizabeth Hope, miscarried at 5 weeks.

Prayer Request for Hannah

From Leticia of Cause of Our Joy

Hannah Cate is a little girl with Down syndrome from Georgia. She has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. I am asking for you to join with me in asking the intercession of Servant of God, Dr. Jerome Lejeune, for Hannah's healing.

Prayer Request for Chinese Priest

Shared by Sue Cifelli.


Chinese priest's three years jail for consecrating church

A Chinese priest has been sentenced for three years for organising the celebrations of the consecration of a church.

Fr Wang Zhong, who has been in isolation since July, was arrested because of his membership of the illegal underground church, in opposition to the state-sanctioned China Catholic Patriotic Association (CCAP).

Friday, November 23, 2007

Prayer Request for Chris' Aunt

over at Domestic Vocation

Update prior to the above post

Another prayer please...

Vicky and Easter,
Please have everyone storm heavan. Thanksgiving was pretty rough for us. We are not ready to share details,but a few chaplet of divine mercies would be greatly appreciated. Please also ask fot the intercession of Padre Pio and Saint Francis of Assissi. God bless,
Dear Christine and all you lovely ladies,
I am thankful for you for responding to God's call to pray for others!

FYI: Unita is a homeschooling mom with a 4 month old baby and an 8 year old boy, Justin. Here is what she asked prayers for several months ago, "Justin is on the autism spectrum, he has high functioning aspergers and the teen years are the most difficult. So all praises to our God and King for dad being available now. Justin always brings me closer to GOd through his struggles. How can I ever give up when this chlild never does. "

Prayer Request - Fr. Stephanos

of Me Monk, Me Meander is currently corresponding with two Satanists on his blog. Please keep him in your prayers as he has requested.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you

Thank you Dear Lord for all the prayers You have answered.

Happy Thanksgiving dear Ladies!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Prayers for Jill - Update from Barbara

For all you warriors out there, I wanted to give you an update.

Jill finished her chemo on Saturday night. I'm told she had a bit of a fever and a fast heartbeat. But other than that, she tolerated the chemo well. At least no nausea. The doctors said the fatigue will hit around day seven.

She has been on a clear liquid diet for a week and the doctor gave the go ahead for an all liquid diet. Poor thing was looking forward to hospital jello. Jill is an itty bitty thing, so I can't imagine what two weeks without food has done. She's still in ICU but will move to a regular room as soon as her heartbeat settles. Hopefully home is not too far off. I know it will be like paradise!

Thank you, again, for your prayers. They are wonderfully powerful and she is going to need them. This shall not be a short road.

Please keep Barbara's cousin Jill in your prayers
I hate to ask for prayers too often, but they are really needed here and now. My first cousin, and Faith's Godmother (the intended bride from this post), was just diagnosed with an abdominal sarcoma. Without getting into too many details, I'll tell you it's going to be a tough row to hoe. Please pray that the doctors do not find any metastatic spots and that God will guide the surgeon's hands when he removes the tumor. Her name is Jill.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Prayer Request for Susan's DH - UPDATE

The following is an update on Bob's condition:
My Friends,
Below is a note that was posted in a prayer warrior group that our Susan and i are in..The news about Bob isn't good,But God can still turn this around as long as there is breath in Bob's body there is hope for a miracle..

I just wanted to share that I spoke with Susan this afternoon and it is not good news about Bob. They have taken him off the respirator and they now say he had suffered approximately 3 strokes. There is damage to his brain stem. Susan just found out this devastating news yesterday. They say it is just a matter of time for Bob. They said it could be a few days or a few weeks.... hard to say. I have to honestly say each time I call Susan I am not sure what to say. I dreaded calling because if there had been any good news she would have called Lynn or me by now and exclaimed the good news. But I wasn't expecting this news. She broke down several times on the phone and cried when we were talking. It is just so sad. She's still got some spunk in her though and warned his doctors that she will not stand by and let him be starved to death or "assisted" in dying. (He has to be fed with a feeding tube). She will make sure he goes when the Lord takes him and not sooner. She is still praying for a miracle if it is God's will. She says that Michael is understanding what is going on and understands that his Daddy may be going to be with Jesus soon.

When i learn more i will let you know..


I received the following email. Please pray for my friend Susan's husband:
My Friends,
I just learned our sweet Susan's husband Bob suffered a stroke Sunday and has been in a coma like state since then..Susan is beside herself with worry..As i learn more i will keep you posted.
Please say a special prayer for them..


Prayer for Bill

Please pray for a very special intention for my dh Bill today. Thank you!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Prayers for Lisa

Please remember my nephew's fiance Lisa in your prayers. Lisa has cerebral palsy and broker her elbow in a fall. She needed surgery and had a siezure during the surgery. Chris has some special needs too and is not handling the situation well. Chris and Lisa are getting married in June 2008.

Prayer Request for Susan B.

Susan B. was admitted to the hospital after she was unable to keep any food down and was dehydrated. She spent two weeks in the hospital to determine the problem and was seen by many doctors and had numerous tests constantly, getting very little sleep. She was finally diagnosed with an obstruction in her intestine along with an intestinal infection and placed on antibiotics. She has been released from the hospital but is still very weak. Please pray for her complete recovery and a quick return to good health.

Prayer for a Needy Catholic Family

Please pray for a Catholic family who, due to a grave injustice, will be forced to declare bankruptcy unless a miracle happens soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Fervent Prayer for the Sick and Suffering

Shared by Sue
O Almighty Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior. The same Lord that so loves His children as to lay His life down for them. The same Lord that rose from the dead on the third day, and Ascended into Heaven. The same Lord that spoke the word and the Centurion’s Servant was immediately healed. The same Lord that restored sight to the blind; cleansed lepers, cured the halt and lame. The same Lord that with a word rebuked the seas and they were calm. The same Lord that raised Lazarus from the dead.

The same Lord that has been given all power both in Heaven and on earth, do Thou, the same Lord visit and heal Thy servant, (__name__), from the afflictions that they are now suffering.

Strengthen our faith like that of the Roman Centurion, so that we may ask for this healing with the same faith, trust, and hope that Thy servant, (__name__) will be healed in the same manner that the Centurion’s servant was restored to health.

O Holy physician of our souls and bodies, hear this fervent prayer for Thy servant (__name__), and grant this request as we hold this, Thy servant up before Thy glorious Throne. We ask this in the victorious and Holy Name of our Lord, God, and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Source: This Site

Praise Report - Prayer Request for a Young Mom Being Pressured to Abort her Unborn Baby.

Update from my friend:
Esther, please be inform that God has answered our prayers! An innocent child has been saved by the grace of God.

A friend in Hawaii shared with me that the other day a young expecting mom went for an abortion but at the last minute changed her mind. Praise God. However, now the family is pressuring her to abort her unborn child.
Esther, the other day I told you of a girl who at the last minute refused to have an abortion even though her mother insisted. Well, I just found out that this girl was told by her boyfriends' father, who after calculating the cost of supporting his son, the girl and unborn child, has decided to joined with her mother in pressuring the her to have an abortion.

As you are well aware, the enemy is fighting with all his might to win this war between good and evil. He wants to kill this innocent life. And by so doing, convince all who are on his side that it is justified. The enemy will not give up, until the end of the world, to get his revenge by distroying God's children to get his "justice" for being condemned to death for eternity.

The enemy has already won the mother and boyfriends' father to his side of evil. Now more then ever, we need the prayers of many. May God bless the innocent

Pray for Susan T.

Hi Ladies.
This email is from Susan who will lose her home in 2 months. Because I once lost a home, her problem is so real to me. I always pray for her and one day decided to email her...

Hello Easter,
How lovely of you to email. I am doing OK so far. My landlord died and now his sons own my house. I rent, and they are selling my house. It seems there may be a buyer and under my lease I only have two months to find a place. I live in a very small town, and places that allow pets are hard to come by. Thank you for the encouragement. You have five children! How blessed you are. I have three grown children and three more in heaven waiting for me. Thank you so much for the encouragement. I am just trying to do what God wants me to and let Him handle the rest. I teach second grade CCD. When all this happened I thought about giving it up to concentrate on finding a place to stay and packing. Then I thought why stop doing what God wants me to do just so I can deal with a problem Satan is taking much joy in. So I am still teaching . God bless you! I will be praying for you as well!

Your prayers have certainly helped in her faith journey as she now is more positive about her situation. Thank you! Please continue to pray for her.
In Christ,

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A New Home for Diesel

Last week Heather posted a prayer that they would find a new home for one of her beloved cocker spaniels. This week, on her blog, she thanks God for sending the perfect new home for her dog. You can read about it here.

car problems

Please pray that my car gets fixed soon. Thank you, dear ladies!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thanks for a Safe Return

My parents returned safely from their trip to California, and had a wonderful time.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Prayer Request for Boise

Not only is he our police chief, he is also the brother of my friend. Here is a recent article HPD panel to weigh chief’s injuries

Please pray that he heals quickly and completely.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Prayer for Father Richard

KC has a post up with a prayer request for her uncle. Please add your prayers to hers.

Prayer Request for Sister M

Received from a family friend:

Dear Esther,

Thank you.
I am well in general, but actually, do need prayers.
I am going to have a stent implanted in a coronary artery soon, date to be decided. There are calcium deposits causing narrowing of the artery, and impaired blood circulation. It is best to have it done before it gets worse.
Hospitalization will be 4 days. The procedure is simple, but risky, too!
I know I can count on your prayers.

Sister M.

Prayer and The Golden Compass

A film called "The Golden Compass" opens December 7. It is based on the first book of a trilogy titled His Dark Materials. The author of this children's fantasy is Philip Pullman, a noted English atheist. It is his objective to bash Christianity and promote atheism. To kids. "The Golden Compass" is a film version of the book by that name, and it is being toned down so that Catholics, as well as Protestants, are not enraged.
Urban Legends Reference Pages: The Golden Compass


Heavenly Father
whose goodness, mercy, love and greatness can never be outdone,
we glorify YOU, we praise YOU with much joy from the depths of our hearts!
Your Precious Son, Jesus, claimed victory for us once and for all;
He is victorious and reigns with you at your right hand.
We praise the Son for the blood he shed
That protects us from all that is evil!
Holy Spirit, by your power that moves us to goodness and love,
bring to our lips, mind and body the will to protect what belongs to God’s children
and to always act upon that will, the will of the Father.
Bring all of us Christians to unity and proclaim what is rightfully ours.
We claim God’s protection now and always!
We claim God’s greatness, love, mercy, and peace
for all the children of the world, for the Holy Trinity’s glory and honor.
We pray with our Mother, Mary,
-Easter A.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Prayer Request for Tom's Little Boy

He fractured his arm on Sunday:

Healing Broken Bones and Hearts

Today's video is dedicated to my nine year old son, who tumbled down the stairs on Sunday and broke his arm. It was a pretty bad compound fracture, but he is a brave little guy. I love you son.

As a parent, there is nothing more horrifying than seeing your innocent child laying injured, crying out in pain and fear. Thanks be to God that my son's injury was not more serious. The scare made me reflect on less fortunate families and children. Today, please join me in prayer for those who have lost a child or face the sad reality of a loved one who is terminally ill. Lord, may you ease their pain and open your gentle loving arms to innocent souls that seek your eternal comfort.

Please pray

As I posted in my own blog, I am needing prayers for finding a new home for my one cocker spaniel Diesel. I'm looking for a family with no small kids (or at least teenage or older kids) or a retiried couple, within the country (since it's so costly to ship him elsewhere), who would like a laid back (but happy to be active and take a jog with ya) male dog.

So pray the Lord (and St Francis) help us find a new forever home for our dog Diesel.

God bless,

Monday, November 5, 2007

Prayer Request for Roland's Mom

The other day a friend of Easter and mine emailed that her m-i-l was missing. Later that night they finally located her in a hospital. She had fallen and somehow didn't have contact info for the family. The following email is another prayer request from her family:
Please continue to pray for Roland's mothers. She was admitted to the hospital and was diagnosed with a heart attack. We're waiting for the cardiologist to see her and determine the proper treatment for her. Thanks again for your prayers and support.

Melissa & Roland Crisostomo

Prayer Request for Susan

My friend Sue shared the following with her prayer warriors:
Please pray for me. I am in danger of losing my home. I have no where else to go and no family to help. If I lose my home I will have to get rid of my animals. One of my dogs was abused and I am the only one she trusts. I will more than likely have to put her to sleep.

My heart is breaking and my soul is in distress. Please remember me.
Thank you so very much. God bless you.

Sue encourages us to send folks requesting prayers a note of encouragement.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Prayer for Suffering Teen

Brenda left this prayer request in the comments:

Please pray for my family especially my granddaughter, Kathy. She suffers with depression and cuts herself. She is on medication and in counseling. Kathy is 16yrs. old and I and my husband raise her and her sister. Please ask our Scared Heart of Jesus to place this problem in His Most Sacred Heart. Pray also for healing of my grandson,who suffers with seizures. Thank you for a wonderful place to visit. God Bless

Note: Brenda - you say you are interested in being a contributor - please send me your e-mail so I can add you to the list. (my e-mail is under my profile - Christine M)

Please Pray for Fr. Francis Mary

of Life on the Rock

Prayer for Priests

O Jesus, our great High Priest,
Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Francis Mary.
Give him a deep faith

a bright and firm hope
and a burning love
which will ever increase
in the course of his priestly life.

In his loneliness, comfort him
In his sorrows, strengthen him
In his frustrations, point out to him

that it is through suffering that the soul is purified,
and show him that he is needed by the Church,
he is needed by souls,
he is needed for the work of redemption.

O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests,

take to your heart your son who is close to you
because of his priestly ordination,
and because of the power which he has received
to carry on the work of Christ
in a world which needs him so much.

Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength,

and especially help him
to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy. Amen.

John Joseph, Cardinal Carberry (+1998)
Archbishop of St. Louis 1968-1979

Please pray and offer sacrifice for Fr. Francis Mary and all our priests who are constantly under the attack of the devil.

Friday, November 2, 2007

A Private Intention

I have a prayer request, but don't feel comfortable posting any details. Please pray that everything works out. Thank you.

Prayer for Safe Travel

My parents fly to California today for a ten-day trip. Prayers for a safe journey there and back.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thank you God!

Please understand ladies but I have a hard time asking for prayers for myself. I do want to thank the Lord for watching over me today.

Today I had same day surgery. And, thank God everything went well. I should be able to get back to my normal routine and activities (something which I haven't been able to do in over a year during certain times of the month).

I am just sorry I had to miss Mass everyday except Monday but especially today. I am not supposed to drive tomorrow but I don't want to miss Mass again.

Elderly Neighbor in Hospital Again

Our neighbor is in the hospital again, she fell in the bathroom yesterday and cracked her head open on the tub. When she was admitted to the hospital, they also said she had pneumonia.

Please pray for her, and also for her son, who does a wonderful job taking care of her. This has been a hard week for him, the day before his mother fell he had to have his dog put down. The dog would have been 16 in February, and had been failing for awhile.

Bill Starts His New Job This Week

A while back we prayed for Jean's husband, Bill, and his success at a job interview. That particular interview did not lead to a job, but continued prayers get results and Bill starts a new job this week. Details at Jean's blog.