Monday, December 29, 2008

Pray for Passing Scores on Nursing Boards

Patti left the following prayer request in the comments:
Please pray that God blesses me with a passing result on the nursing board exams I took last November 2008.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Battle Lost - and a Friend Called Home

Judy left the following comment:
Early in 2008 I posted for prayers for our dear friend Judy, who had multiple cancers. The Lord called her home last evening, Christmas. Please keep her dear husband Mike and their three young adult children in your prayers now. She was the light of their home....

We pray that she enjoys the new year in her new home with The Lord, and that her family finds the strength to move on without her.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Please Pray for those affected by Tragedy

John Michael left the following prayer request:

Will you please add this to your prayer list.

Former Seminarian Tragically Dies and for John T. a family friend who slipped on ice and is not expected to live.

Thank you, and God Bless

St. Bellarmine's Blog

Friday, December 19, 2008

Prayer Requests for This Young Mom

Tracy shared this sad story of a young mom who blogs at lemmondrops.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pray for a Teacher

The following prayer request came to me from an e-mail. The woman is a teacher at my old high school.

From St. John Vianney HS:
Mrs. Anna Valentine became ill last night while at a church meeting. She complained of a headache, her speech began to slur and then she became confused. By the time she was moved into the ambulance, she was unconscious. She was taken to Centrestate hospital and then immediately transferred to UMDNJ in Newark.
At this time she was undergoing a procedure to install a stint in one of the blood vessels in the brain. No one knows quite yet the severity of her condition but I was told it was serious.
Please keep her in your prayers.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pray for Healing for 13 year old

The following prayer request was left in the comments:
Please pray for my 13 year old son that was just diagnosed with cancer. He has started chemo treatments and he seems down and sad and I want for him to know that miracles do happen. There is a God and there is a way to beat this thing....Thank you for your prayers!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Prayer Request for this Blogger

Please keep Philip in your prayers as he undergoes brain surgery. You can read the details here

Prayers for Jeff Culbreath - blogger at St. Blog's

Jeff is a long-time member of St. Blog's. His wife reports that he has been admitted for a heart attack. Please keep him in your prayers.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Update on Mr. L.

Prayer Request for Mr. L

I just got off the phone with his wife. He is suffering from depression. He is losing weight and he doesn't want to go for Chemo because he feels he is inconveniencing everyone.

He is a dear man, a real gentleman in the truest sense of the word. Can you please remember to pray for him and his family. They are not Catholic but are really grateful for our prayers.

Thank you!

Prayer Request for My Sister and B-i-L

Prayer Request

One of my sisters and her husband have been waiting to adopt a child from China. It has been two years and they are still waiting. The following is from her email to the family:
Please keep R. and me in your prayers. Our adoption is nowhere in sight. Our paperwork is now expiring and the adoption agency now wants another $2300 to proceed. We are not sure what God's Will is for us...
They have invested a lot of time, money and emotion to have a child to call their own. They would make terrific parents too!

Thank you from all our family.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Please Pray for Luci

Luci is the wife of one of our Church's deacons, Ron Nelson. The Nelsons are on the Board of Hawaii Right to Life as well as involved in the post-abortion ministry Hope Alive.
They were in the Philippine when Luci fell, and striking her head. She was taken to the hospital and developed a serious and life-threatening staph infection.

I am asking for prayers on her behalf as well of those of her husband and family. Her family wants to transport her back to Hawaii but right now it is very difficult medically and financially speaking.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Prayer Request for Paula

Please pray for Paula who has breast cancer (again) and will have a double mastectomy on December 10.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Answered Prayers for Sue

Thanks for your prayers for Sue, who was struggling with cancer. She has gone Home.

Here is an excerpt from a letter from her family:

It is with sadness, peace, and joy that we tell you Sue passed away Sunday night, on the feast of Christ the King, November 23, 2008, at 10:00 PM. Sadness in that we will all miss her dearly, peace that she is no longer suffering, and joy that she is smiling down on us from heaven.

May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Please Pray for Kathy

Please pray for Kathy Hashimoto today. Kathy is a homeschooling mom of 2 beautiful girls (ages about 9 and 11). She has a rare form of cancer and 2 very sick kidneys, and is undergoing dialysis.

Today, some homeschooling mothers will be praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet in her home. We are also praying the novena prayer to Blessed Mother Marianne Cope in the hope that she will receive the next miracle that will approve Mother Marianne's canonization.

PLEASE join us in spirit by praying for her complete healing. If you have the devotion to the Divine Mercy, please include her in your intentions.

Mahalo for all your prayers. God bless you abundantly!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Prayer Request for Mr. L.

Prayer Request

Please pray for our family friend. He has been diagnosed with lung cancer and brain cancer. I told my friend, his wife, that my prayer warriors are praying for him and his family.

Thanks so much!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanks and Praise for Reconciliation

Last year Varsha requested prayers for reconciliation. Today she left the following comment:

Yes, we were reconciled divinely!! we are expecting too. Thanks for the prayers.Praise the lord!!
Praise the Lord!

Praying for Safe Travel

The following prayer request was in the comments:
Please send prayers that my daughter and I have a safe journey this Thanksgiving Holiday to Marietta, Ga. and a safe return home. We will leave NY on Thursday morning to Atlanta and return home to NY on Monday evening. I ask for prayers for safe air and land travel! God Speed!
Thank You!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Prayer of Thanks

The reason I wanted to start this blog was as a place where people could not only post prayer requests but give recognition of prayers answered. To that end I suppose I've been a little lax.

Because a prayer of mine has been answered. This was the kind of prayer though that was more like a dream that I kind of would hope maybe God could help along a bit. And he did.

For nearly as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a published author. Last month I got my first publishing contract. So my dream is coming true, my prayer has been answered. In the spring of 2009 my young adult romance novel When Mike Kissed Emma will be published by Wild Rose Press. That's the official book cover there, by the way.

So, thanks God - for a dream come true!

Butterfly Award

Thanks to Jenn for gracing One Came Back with this sweet reward. I know the rules say that the recipient is supposed to pass this reward on to ten other people. Since this is a collaborative blog I'm not going to do that - instead I say that everyone who is a contributor to One Came Back totally deserves this award!

Thanks again Jenn.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Not a Prayer Request, but a Recognition!

hi there, Christine! Because of all the wonderful work of the prayer warriors on this list, I have nominated your Blog here for the coveted Butterfly Award! Please accept with my compliments @ see your name linked here:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prayer Request for Sue

Please pray for Sue, a Catholic pro-life activist, who has been struggling with breast cancer for a year and half. She is also currently suffering from a painful impaction on her intestines. Please pray for restoration to good health. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Prayer Request for a Young Girl Seeking Abortion

Please pray for a 16 year old who is seeking an abortion in the next week. She is the grandaughter of a friend of mine. Please join me in praying for a change of heart for this young girl, for her to be open to life and the possiblities of adoption.

Her name is Brianna.

God Bless,

Kathy of Daily Grotto

Monday, November 10, 2008

Prayers for my niece

Please pray for my niece who is going through a difficult time at school and in discerning her future. Thank you.

Pray for Complete Reconciliation

Katarina has made the following prayer request:
Please, fervently pray that TODAY OR TOMORROW Nebojsa makes new steps toward me (call, approach, apologize)and that WE COMPLETE RECONCILE.

Thank you very much.

God bless you. Keep praying for you.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today, November 4

In our silence we cling to our prayers,
and in our actions allow the strength of God
to move our pens to proclaim
GOD the victor of Life.

Mostly Prayers

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pray for Baby Witt

Witt has trisomy 18 and a life expectancy of 1 month to 1 year. Please keep him and his family in your prayersWITT HARRIS LUPHER

Pray for Healing

The following prayer request was left in the comments:
I need prayers for my 24 year old daughter. She had encephalitis 2 yrs ago and has had a hard time coping. She has become a severe alcoholic and I worry every day will be her last. She needs a miracle. Please pray for her

Monday, October 27, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request for Steven and His Family

Here is a plea for help from my friend and fellow blogger, Steven, at Book Reviews and More, who was off work for 30 months with an injury, and is in need of assistance to provide for the basic needs of his family.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Prayer request for Alexis

A good friend has asked us to pray for Alexis, a young lady who has been suffering with cancer for three years. Here is her photo and story. Thanks for praying along with me for her.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Praise Report and Update - Bob and Rose

Hello Everyone:

I had requested prayers for my other b-i-l's parents who were diagnoses with cancer. They are very devoted to St. Therese of Lisieux. Well, Rose the mom went in for surgery around St. Therese's feast day. Well, she does not have cancer! Her family wanted me tohank you so much for your prayers. Thank you!

As for Bob, the dad, the chemotherapy was making him very sick and he stopped taking the 8 pills a day. He has his appetite back and is feeling better. However, we don't know if the cancer is being affected. Please continue to pray for him.

Thanks again.

Prayer Request - B-i-L's Father

Can you please keep my b-i-l's dad George in your prayers. He has been admitted to the hospital for respiratory problems and other health concerns. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Prayers For A Daughter...

Ladies *and Gents?!* ~
This was a reply to one of my comments on my Catholic Blog, and while I was reading, it suddenly occurred to me that, not only would it be a good thing for me to pray for this woman's daughter, but it would be a good thing for all of us...
She had posted an Anon. comment to me and when I responded, she wrote back, giving me her name and a very friendly email! :) Don't you just love meeting people through the Internet, esp. when they might need our prayers?!? 
God is so good to set His Providence at just the right "speed"...Jenn.*JMJ* 
PS ~ She reminds me of the woman who pressured the judge in the parable and got exactly what she wanted! ;) ~
"Hi again! I have just been reading some of your previous "musings" and realized that we are probably exactly in the same part of our lives! My husband and I just celebrated our 32nd anniversary Oct. 2nd. We have 3 daughters--two married and one to be married next June. Ages 30, 27 and 21. Our oldest daughter has had Raynaud's Syndrome and Scleroderma for 23 of those 30 years. Yet, she is a wife, mother of 3 little ones and a published author of poetry!! We have been praying for her for so long that, when I heard of this novena, I knew that it was the next step. After 23 years, sometimes I wonder if I should stop asking God to heal her? Is the 23 years His answer?? But, as a mother, I just can't stop hoping--and asking. She is in constant pain, has lost one finger to the illness and all the rest of her fingers and toes are compromised. She never complains. She is a model of faith to all who meet her. She is the strongest woman I know. Maybe I could ask another mom and grandma (i.e. YOU) to say a prayer for her too? Thank you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Prayer Request for Fr. Edward

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Edward J. Steinberger, 88, who died Saturday, Oct. 11. He was a priest of the Diocese of Wichita for 63 years.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Prayer Request - Father Tony in Hawaii

Prayer Request
I should have posted this earlier. Father Tony suffered a massive heart attack and he really needs our prayers.

You can read the details over at A Tribute to Our Priests

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pray for Reconciliation

The following prayer request was left in the comments:
Please pray for reconciliation among my family members. There's a lot of hurt and misunderstanding now. Please pray for a spirit of humility, forgiveness, and understanding.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Prayer Request for a Catholic Homeschooling Mom in HI

Please keep her in your prayers as she is struggling with very serious illnesses. I would also ask that you pray for her family during this difficult time.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pray for Reconciliation

The following prayer request was left by an anonymous commenter:

Dear Spiritual Friends~
I read and follow this often. I pray for you always and know that the Lord our God always listens, but only with his calendar does He deliver. I humbly ask you to pray to the Almighty for my children and me. We have found a wonderful man in our life and he has left us. He won't call or write. It is over a big misunderstanding. We love him very much and want to spend our lives with him. Please ask God to go to him and show him the way back to us. We are hurting very badly and know he would complete our family.
Thank you for helping us.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Crisis for our friend

The cancer has come back for Judy H. If she can show some response after 30 days of a new treatment she can enter a new clinical trial.
Please keep them all in your prayers...this has been a long year of constant battling for the family, and her faith has been her anchor.
Thank you so much.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Prayer Request for John Michael's Brother

Who had a motorcycle accident and broke his back.

John Michael's post

Please keep him in your prayers.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Prayer Request for BIL's Parents

My brother-in-law's dad is really suffering from the effects of chemotherapy. Please keep him in your prayers. He knows that our prayer warriors are praying for him and he asked me to thank you. Also, his wife has breast cancer and also needs your prayers.

Thank you so much. Their names are Bob and Rose.

Pray for Caitlyn

Kimberly has left the following prayer request:


Would you please pray for my daughter, Caitlin? Caitlin has just been diagnosed with a complex breast cyst. This is a potentially cancerous cyst and a needle aspiration will be conducted on Thursday. I'm doing all I can to keep her calm, telling her that it's probably nothing, but I have to admit, I'm a bit worried. Caitlin is not currently practicing her faith and is in desperate need of confession. May God in His infinite mercy use this worrisome time as a means to her complete and total reversion! Thanking you in advance for your powerful prayers!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Please pray for this blogger and for all those in the path of Ike

Milehimama has requested pray for those in the path of Hurricane Ike. She says: "My sister and I both live in Houston, and are waiting for the storm to hit. Thanks."

Prayer Request for Jill


Barbara has requested prayers...for a miracle...for her dear cousin Jill.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Update on Bill & New Request

I requested prayer for my dh, Bill, a few months ago after he broke his arm in an accident at work. The broken bone healed and he did not require surgery. PTL!

He has been receiving physical therapy for the past several weeks in order to be able to move his fingers which are bent and rigid. He has been diagnosed with another condition which causes him to have severe pain in that arm, in his hand, as well as in his shoulders. We are still awaiting the worker's comp insurance approval for the treatment he needs for this condition. He is scheduled to have this complex treatment on Tuesday, September 9, which requires an anesthetic. Would you please lift him up in prayer? Thank you.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for him!

Would you please also pray for another special intention related to the first? Thank you.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Storm Heaven for a Little Boy

Laura The Crazy Mama left the following prayer request.

Please pray for this suffering child TODAY.

My sister's boyfriend had a nephew (his only one) in the hospital for heart surgery (which was successful) but this little boy was in the NICU with him. They requested everyone to please pray for him. He and his family are experiencing unimaginable suffering.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Please Pray for Mom Being Induced Early

Please keep fellow blogger Kelly in your prayers. She was induced today due to complications from pre-eclampsia.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Prayers of gratitude, please...for my husband Michael who suffers from a myriad of health problems since 2005.
He is medically retired from Ford's and has diabetes, CHF, kidney problems and anemia.
Today he had his checkup with the nephrologist and his numbers are near-normal! They had climbed to dangerous heights, but as it turned out it was mostly due to reactions to different meds...and thanks to Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Philomena, he is fine now.
Please thank God that he is ok and that it was only a false alarm. We are most grateful tonight...Thank-you all very much!
I send my greetings to all of your Angels...

Prayers for the family of 3-year-old Dozer

Please pray for Marsha, David and their sons as they mourn the passing of little Dozer.  May Jesus grant them peace and healing. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pray for New Job

Toni has made the following prayer request:

Please pray for me as I have a job interview tomorrow. This would be a life changing opportunity and I really need it to support my family. My current job is being outsourced to India and I cannot afford to be unemployed.

Cecelia Mattos - RIP

Update on Chris' post

Cecelia Mattos passed away on August 24th. Please pray for the repose of her soul and for her grieving family.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

A new student in a new school.

Please pray for my nephew Paul.  Paul is coping with mental illness but he has an opportunity to start the school year fresh in a new school district.  Please pray with me that this new setting and new people will be the breath of fresh air he needs to have a successful high school experience.

Prayers for a family in grief

My friend Lynn e-mailed me today with this news:

"Yesterday Becky and Brian's four year old niece drowned in a swimming pool and the family is beyond devastated."

Mother Mary, through your intercession, please hold this family in your arms and commend them to your Son, to ease their pain and sorrow.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pray for Healing

An anonymous poster left the following prayer request:

Please pray for my mother, Cecelia Mattos, age 90 in Honolulu. She is struggling in the hospital.
God Bless You All

Friday, August 22, 2008

Prayer Request for My Sister's P-i-I

Can you please keep Rose and Bob, my sister's dear parents-in-law in your prayers. They both have received the devastating news that they have cancer.

Mahalo nui loa!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Prayer Request - For FUS Students Involved in Crash

Thanks to Alicia of the LovetoLearn Blog for sharing the story of this terrible accident.
One person is dead and six others hurt when a van carrying members of the Franciscan University Cross Country team crashed on Route 22.

Update - Prayer Request - Fannie K.

8/19/08 Fannie is home from the hospital. The doctor caught whatever he was concerned about in time. She is very grateful for the prayers and wanted me to extend her gratitude.

Mahalo everyone!

8/16/08 Please remember my dear friend. She is a elderly lady who will be going into the hospital for tests on Monday through Tuesday. She is very concerned.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pray for Repose of a Soul

Yesterday Laura the Crazy Mama requested prayers for a family friend who was dying of cancer. Today she requests prayers as Joe made his final journey.

Our dear family and friends,
For many years, Joe has started his day with a simple, humble prayer: 'Good morning, God. This is Joe. Please be with me today.'

Last night at 9:52 PM, completely surrounded by his family, God replied: 'Hi, Joe. This is God. Please be with me today.' Joe peacefully raised his hands, brought them back towards his chest, took his last breath, and slipped from our arms into God's arms.

We were up for many hours, watching as the full moon became brighter and brighter. Joe's journey has come full circle.

We will meet with the funeral home this afternoon and post the arrangements on this site.

Thank your for sharing this journey with us.
The Maurer family

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Prayer for Healing

A Healing Prayer for __________

O Jesus, Good Shepherd,
You heal the sick and the needy
I give you all those parts of
________ body which have suffered illness.
You know what it is like to endure pain
Look kindly on ___________ today and heal him her
Restore his / her strength of soul and body.
Give Your gift of wisdom to his / her physician that he
may be guided by the Holy Spirit in all he does
Bless ________ nurses so that their hands will become
Your hands as they touch him / her
Bless, too, his / her medication and that his/her body
may accept it.
O Jesus, grant __________
Your healing grace of love and peace AMEN

Shared by my friend Becca.

Pray for Man Dying of Cancer

Laura The Crazy Mama left this following prayer request:

This is from the caringbridge site for Joe Maurer (a member of my parish who is dying of cancer):

"Joe's body has continued to grow progressively weaker the past few days and nights. This morning the nurse confirmed that his body is in the processing of dying. His remaining time is very short.

Joe will soon be moving to a better place, with no more sadness, tears or pain. Thank you for loving him with us. Thank you supporting our family. Our next posting will be the end of Joe's journey on earth, and the beginning of his new life with God.
The Maurer's"

Please help me to pray him into communion with God this day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pray for a New Soul in Heaven

This prayer request comes from Kimberly of Catholic Family Vignettes


Please pray for my dear friends Jim and Lisa who have just lost their soon to be born little boy. Mom and dad just learned today that his little heart is not beating. He was due in three weeks. The entire family is devastated. They have five children at home and wanted this little boy so very, very much. May God have mercy upon them and grant them strength, comfort and peace for the coming days...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pray for Healing and Peace

This prayer request was posted in the comments:


Death of Our Only Son & Other Ongoing Sorrows...

August 11,2008.

Dear Community of Prayer,

Please include my wife and I in your daily prayers for God's Healing and Protecting Peace in our broken hearts,health and lives?? Please keep us in prayer for the long term..August,Sept..Christmas 2008,09...?? Thank you For Praying for us in our long dark night of the soul.

Bill and Carol. ohio.usa.
Bill and Carol, please be assured of our ongoing prayers.

Friday, August 8, 2008

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Pilgrims Killed and Injured in Texas

MM brought this tragedy to my attention:

Tragic news concerning Viet Catholics from my area, Houston.

Please pray for all the victims and their families.

The bus that crashed in North Texas was en route to the Marian Days festival in Carthage , Mo. The annual festival -- which honors the Virgin Mary, patron saint of refugees -- typically draws about 50,000 Vietnamese-American worshipers to that tiny Ozark town.

The religious observance and festival grew out of the arrival of 185 Vietnamese refugees, who were taken to Fort Chaffee , Ark. , after the 1975 fall of Saigon .

They were allowed the use of a vacant seminary at Carthage , which grew into the site of a large Vietnamese congregation.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pray for MMs intentions

MM left the following prayer request in the comments:

Please pray for me tomorrow Friday 9am central as I finally have a job interview in months, I am still unemployed after being laid off since April.

I also like to pray for special blessings for my brothers and dad whose bday is this month of Aug as well as for my own special intentions esp for the future of my vocation in life esp for the future of my current relationship.

Thank you in JMJ

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Prayer Request for a Friend

One of my good friends has requested prayers for a friend's mom.

For my good friend’s mom F. N., who is undergoing surgery for a cancerous tumor this week, I think it’s tomw??

I’d appreciate it, Mahalo!

Mahalo from me too.

Prayer for sister going through divorce

Please pray for my sister today as she ends her 28 years of marriage today in divorce court. It is a bittersweet time for my sister and her children and they all need strength and bravery as they continue on without a husband and father. Thank you.

Prayer Request for Those Suffering From Addictions

I posted a an article on my blog about the burden of addiction.

Burden of Addiction

Since then people have been leaving comments asking for prayers. I am posting those requests here (click above link to see comments)because I know I can depend on all of your prayers.

Thanks and God bless

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pray for Employment

The following prayer request was left by an anonymous commenter:

Please pray for me today as I undergo my final job interview today. I have seeking job for the past weeks and needed badly to support my family's need.

Thank you for including me in your prayers.

God Bless,

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Prayer Request for Cecelia

Cecelia is my friend June's mom. I have requested prayers on her behalf before. She is now back in the hospital and in intensive care. Please keep her in your prayers.


Prayer Request - Repose of the Soul of Monica Z.

She was a very good friend of my dear brother A.. She died unexpectedly a few days ago. As you can imagine her family is devastated. Please pray for them too.

Eternal rest grant unto Monica O Lord and may your perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Prayer Request - Fr. Robert Fox

I would ask that you pray for Fr. Robert Fox's special intention.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Pray for Repose of a Soul

From the family of Father Brian Gallagher:


The Reverend Father Brian Gallagher died peacefully in Fernview Convalescent Hospital on Tuesday July 29, 2008. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in February 2008 following a serious fall. During his infirmity he was surrounded by his American family and many friends. Unable to return to Ireland to see his family there, and with 3 of his siblings in failing health, his brother Nicholas, his nieces Philomena, Bernadette, & Sheila, and nephew Michael O’Flannagan came for extended visits. He passed away very peacefully surrounded by family and friends and ushered into the Lord’s presence as Father’s dear friends Sister Michele and Sister Mary Bernard (Carmelite Sisters from Sacred Heart Retreat House in Alhambra, California) sang hymns to him in Latin. A fellow All Hallows classmate Monsignor Jack Foley led those present in a time of prayer and gave Father a beautiful blessing which included an Irish blessing and was with him until shortly before his death.

Fr. Brian was ordained at All Hallows College in Dublin for the Diocese of Yakima on June 19, 1960. He served as Assistant Pastor at St. Pius X Church, Quincy, Washington and St. Paul Cathedral, Yakima, Washington; Assistant Pastor, St. Andrew Church, Ellensburg, Washington; Pastor of Immaculate Conception Churches in Mabton and Roslyn, and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, Benton, Washington.

Following his retirement in 1985, he assisted in parishes and retreat centers around the country and in 1998 became the Chaplin in residence at Santa Teresita Hospital in Duarte, California, where he remained until 2006. He then served a small community in San Juan Capistrano, providing a Roman Rite Tridentine Mass. At the time of his fall, although visiting a friend in Arizona, was residing at St Michael's of Morongo Valley, California.

A rosary will be offered Monday, August 4, at 6:30 P.M. at Immaculate Conception Church, Monrovia. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 5, at Noon also at Immaculate Conception Church. This will be followed by a Vigil service on Sunday, August 10 at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home, Yakima, WA 98902, at 5:30 P.M. and a Requiem Mass at the St. Paul Cathedral in Yakima, Washington on Monday, August 11, at 10:00 A.M. with internment at Calvary Cemetery, Yakima, Washington. Subsequent to the services in the United States, a Mass will be celebrated at St. Aidan’s Catholic Church, in Kinlough, County Leitrim, Ireland. This is the home parish of the Gallagher family and the place where Father Brian celebrated his first Mass following his ordination.

The outpouring of love from his family and many friends, and so many people from near and far, parishioners and former parishioners from all over the United States and Ireland has been a more eloquent tribute to the this quiet, good man and holy priest than any words might be.

May he now rest peacefully in the fullness of Life with the Lord he so faithfully served

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Please Pray for Fellow Blogger

I am not sure of the particulars but please pray for Jessica and her family.

Prayer for Blogger's Father

From Margaret Mary Myers:

Please pray for my father, who is in intensive care due to what they think may be an allergy to a medication.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Prayer Request for Henry

Please pray for my sister's husband, Henry, who is in on dialysis and is in need of a kidney transplant. Thank you!

Prayer Request for Rebecca

A friend has asked that we pray for her sister:

Please pray for my sister, Rebecca, who drove herself to ER with headache and pain in her jaw. She said she could feel her heart racing as she sat down in the chair while she was cleaning one of her rentals. I had been trying to reach her all day. She answered while in ER. They are running tests and doing blood work. Please pray everything comes out well.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Please pray for the Unemployed today, Friday

That All May Have Work

O God, the Creator of all things, you have made us in your own image so that we may find joy in creative work: have mercy on all those who are unemployed, and those who find their work dull, especially for _______. Help us to build a society where all may have work and find joy in doing it, for the good of our world and the glory of your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: New Every Morning

Thursday, July 24, 2008

for Meghan...

Please pray for my niece, Meghan, who had to have emergency surgery last week for a large cyst that was growing on her ovaries. Fortunately, the doctor was able to save them, so if she ever gets married she may still have children, but the cyst itself was causing all kinds of infection.
Thank-you very much for all your prayers; I continue to remember you all in mine!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Prayer Request by a Local Friend in HI

My friend June has requested the following prayer:
..." We need your prayer group for our dear friend Jimmy Loto who lives in Honolulu, had a hip operation and now some heart trouble and his not doing
too good. Please Please have your group pray for him. Thanks..."

A tragedy in Italy

For the repose of the souls of the Gypsy children who drowned in Italy while others ignored their plight and, later, their bodies on the beach. May God grant them eternal rest, and may their souls rest in peace.

Prayers also for their families, and for those who refused to either help the children or respect the presence of their dead bodies.

And prayers for all those in the world who believe it is OK to practice racism.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pray for the Unemployed

The following prayer request was left in the comments:
Please pray for my husband, Frank. He was unexpectedly cut from his job as a part of downsizing. He is a good man who has always been a good provider. He didn't deserve this. We are devastated and in need of prayers.
thank you and God Bless!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pray for a Confused Young Man

The following prayer request was left in the comments by Bill:

Lord touch me and heal me of this homosexual feeling that wants to ruin my soul. I also pray that I may give Glory to thee when I get the sacrament of Holy Matrimony as a true testimony of your grace.

This I ask in the name of the Lord.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Please Pray for Non-believers

There's a very sad story in the news lately about a man who has decided to make a point about the Eucharist by purposefully defiling it. I will not link to any articles about it or give his name because I don't want unnecessary attention on this blog due to it.

I'm saddened by this man's hatred and lack of respect for fellow people - regardless if he shares in the same belief.

But this is when I understand what Jesus meant about "turn the other cheek." Fighting this man will not make him change his mind. Yelling at him will not make him change his mind. But perhaps if we love him and pray for him he will come to realize that it is not simply a 'cracker' he is talking about - but the Real Presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Perhaps if love is shown to this man - even though he is showing none to us - he will change his ways. Perhaps he won't. But if he doesn't, we can at least stand before our Lord and say, "I did not hate him. I loved him, even as I despised his actions, and I tried to affect a change in him through prayer." Isn't that what Jesus asks of us. Is it easy? No. He wouldn't have to ask us to do it if it were easy.

I Offer You My Sufferings

Since many of the prayer requests are for people suffering, I thought it appropriate to share the following prayer with you:

I offer You my suffering

Lord Jesus, I can no longer do many things.
My disease has deprived me of energy.
It is difficult not to be able to work!
I wish to offer You my daily suffering.
It is on the cross that You saved us all.
Lord, take my cross and put it on Yours.
I offer my pain for those that are in need;
for the work of mothers and fathers,
for missionaries,
for the leaders of the Church,
and for all who are called to announce Your Gospel.
I offer my pain for those who are more ill than I
and particularly for those who will join You soon.

Praying is about all that I can do at the moment,
but I do it wholeheartedly.
It is a way for me to work for You,
so that I am useful to others.

Jules Beaulac

Shared by my friend Sue via email

Friday, July 11, 2008

Pray for the Unemployed, Friday

That All May Have WorkO God, the Creator of all things, you have made us in your own image so that we may find joy in creative work: have mercy on all those who are unemployed, and those who find their work dull, especially for _______. Help us to build a society where all may have work and find joy in doing it, for the good of our world and the glory of your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: New Every Morning

Please pray for:
Jack O'Keefe
Kimberly's brother (6 children)
Evann's husband

Monday, July 7, 2008

Pastor released from hospital

Just an update to let you all know that our pastor was released from the hospital on Saturday. He is recovering at the abbey where he lives and will hopefully be back to the parish soon! Thanks for all the prayers for this wonderful man!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Prayer Request for a Baby to Be Born Soon

Sara from The Estrogen Files is anticipating a planned induction of labor Wed. July 9 unless Baby decides it's time to make an appearance before that date (and this is what she's hoping for).

Please pray for a safe labor, delivery & recovery for Sara & Baby.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Prayer Request for the Girard Family

Elena of Tea at Trianon has requested prayers for Marc Girard and his family. Marc died trying to save his drowning father. They both perished.

Passing of Young Knight

Monday, June 30, 2008

Pray for Reconciliation

The following prayer request was left in the comments:
Please pray that God grants me a sincere reconciliation with the man I love. Nothing is impossible to God. May he remove the obstacles in our path and help my friend see the depth of my love for him. Holy Mary, pray that he grows in understanding, compassion, and maturity so we can build a future in hope, faith, and love.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Prayer for Pastor

This prayer request is for the pastor of my daughter's parish school. He is a Catholic convert from the Baptist faith and is a tremendous gift to us! He brings to his preaching a solid knowledge of Church teaching infused with a love and deep understanding of Sacred Scripture.

Here is the email I received with the news today:

It was announced today at mass that Father had a blood clot in his brain and surgery was successful. He is at Provena St. Joe's in Joliet in the ICU unit. I know that mom has told people that he cannot have any flowers or any gifts. Cards can be sent to St. Peter's rectory and those will be given to him by another priest.

Please pray for this holy man of God.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Prayer Request for 11 year old Romanian Girl Who Will be Undergoing Abortion


After much "domestic and international pressure", according to the British newspaper The Telegraph, a Romanian government panel has approved the abortion of an unborn child at more than 20 weeks gestation, despite the prohibition against abortions after 14 weeks.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hemophiliac Needs Our Prayers!

This was just sent to me from a dear mom in our parish mom's group:

Hi all! I have an urgent prayer request. I know what wonderful people you are and I am asking you all to please keep this man in your prayers. His name is Bob T and he is at Provena Mercy in the ICU in critical condition. He is a hemophilliac(sorry for the misspelling). Blood is basically coming out of his body from a few different areas. He is getting blood transfusions but it isn't helping much. I know the power of prayer. I thank you all for taking the time. Take care all and God bless!

Thanks everyone,

Pray for Reconciliation

The following prayer request was left in the comments:

My name is Maria. I love a man whose heart seems to have distanced himself from my children and me. I ache for our reconciliation. We have been apart for over a half year. I feel he may have met someone else and only calls me as an obligation. I long for our monogamous and exclusive relationship to come back. I beg for your prayers and those of our Lord and Saints. Please pray for his heart to find his way back to us and marry. I love him so much. My children love him just as much. Please rekindle his heart and bring him back.

(Note: Maria, if you are the same person who left the anonymous comment that was recently posted here (the prayer requests are strikingly similar) please leave a comment to that effect, and I'll combine these two requests. Thank you)

Pray for Help with a Relationship

An anonymous contributor left the following prayer request:

Thank you for your powerful and moving stories that the power of prayer does, indeed, work. I am beseeching your help for prayer. I am in a similar situation in a relationship that I long for reconciliation. I want it so badly that I am having anxiety attacks. This man is perfect for my boys and me and I would want nothing more than for us to put our differences aside, compromise, and commit to each other. I know that prayer in number is extraordinarily powerful. So, I beseech your help.

Lord, we ask that your will be done, and that in the fullness of time what is right for this woman and her family will occur.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pray for Healing

An anonymous contributor posted the following request:

please pray for me as I need a mighty miracle healing doctors unable to find the root cause of my abdominal/back/spine pain I have had many tests feeling very worn down please help me Father

Lord, for this person and everyone else needing your healing power, we pray.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Prayer Request by Fr. Grace for WYD in Australia

My friend Fr. Grace gave me permission to post his request here. Please pray for his intentions and for the upcoming World Youth Day. Thank you.

Dear Esther,
...Please keep our preparations for WYD in Sydney in your prayers we're encountering a lot of opposition but this means it will be very fruitful if we continue to be loyal to God's will.
God Bless,

Fr Grace

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pray for Therese at Aussie Coffee Shop

Please pray for Therese who lost her 8th child.

She's at Aussie Coffee Shop.

Prayer Request for Bill

Please pray for my dh, Bill. He was involved in a work-related accident today and is in a great deal of pain. Thank you!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pray for Mother and Son

The following prayer request was left in the comments:

Please Pray for Janet W. whom is being tested for cancer and for her son Will who is having a hard time thinking he will lose his Mother. They are very close.Thank you ever so much!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Personal Prayer Intention for Jean

Please pray for a special intention that is dear to my heart. I need prayer especially over the next few days. Thank you!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

May our most loving and generous God surround you with his angels and fill you with all that you need to be who God wants you to be. May your hearts, mind and hands that you use to foster love among your family members and those around you be annointed with the precious blood of Christ. May you be strengthened in your journey towards heaven. God be praised for you!

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Please pray for the Unemployed today, Friday

Dear Holy Trinity,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
we join hands with your children
from all over the world
in praying for those in need
especially those who need employment.
O King of kings,
Provider of our needs,
our comfort and our joy,
we ask that you grant our needs
that we may be sustained
in body in soul
and do what you ask of us
for your glory and honor.
With Mary and all angels and saints,
we pray.

Thank you for your prayers!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Prayer Request for Marcia.

Please pray for Marcia, who is having a repeat colonoscopy this afternoon.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pray for the Unemployed again, Friday

Christine, how thankful I am to God for this blog, a lovely place where we can be one in spirit in praying for our needs and the needs of others!

Please join us once again in praying for the unemployed today, Friday.

Most Sweet Jesus,
most gracious and most loving God,
we call upon your name.
Grant we beseech thee, our brother and friend,
to grant employment to those who seek them.
Have mercy upon them, O Most Sweet Jesus,
for there is no one to turn to but you.
You have the power and grace
to grant what we need
that we may walk this earth with dignity
and the knowledge that we are truly loved.
We, as one body, ask you
to provide employment to the unemployed
and to grant our other petitions
according to your will. Amen.

Mama Mary, pray for us!
St. Joseph, pray for us!
All angels and saints, pray for us!

Thanks to you Christine and to all!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pray for Heidi

Am asking for prayers for a young lady who over a year ago was diagnosed with breast cancer after the delivery of her first child. Her name is Heidi. I found out today that she has had an abnormal PAP that suggests she may again have cancer.Thank you so much, I thought of you as I read about another young mother who has the same diagnosis of breast cancer and she just delivered her first as well. (Our God Is an Awesome God).

Thank you!

From Cathy of A Bit of the Blarney

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Prayer Requests for Two Priests

1. Please pray for Fr. L., who is only in his 50's and is very ill with cancer.

2. Please pray for this priest who collapsed.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Prayer Request for Sandy P. - Update

My husband informed me that Sandy passed away on Thursday.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may Your perpetual light shine upon him.
May Sandy rest in peace.

I am truly going to miss this gentle man.

Update from my husband: Sandy is close to death. Please pray for him during his last hours on earth. Even though he is Jewish, I think he would be touched to know that we are praying for him.

He is our elderly neighbor and he has suffered stroke.
Thank you.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Prayer Request

For Dee Gallo, a friend of our family who is seriously ill in the ICU.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Praise Report, re: Prayer for Unemployed

Kimberly of Catholic family Vignettes thanks you for your prayers! She joined many families in praying the Prayer to St. Joseph. Though her husband was not unemployed, she asked that her husband's intention be included. Her husband was hoping to get a better job and he got it this week. He starts at the new job next week!

God be praised!

Thanking God for you,
Easter at Mostly Prayers

Friday, May 30, 2008

St. Maurice Pray For Us

The following prayer request was left by an anonymous commenter:

I would like to request a prayer for reconciliation with a friend. Please pray to St. Maurice for us.

Pray for the Unemployed again, Friday


Dear St. Joseph, you were given the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon our brothers and sisters in their anxiety over their present struggle to support their families due to job loss. Please help them find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from their hearts and that they soon will be able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to their care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.

Thank you for all your prayers!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pray for Easing of Financial Woes

An anonymous poster has left the following prayer request in the comments:
for a child and their large family - that the Lord will help them meet all their financial needs so they can relax a little and not have to worry so about their financial woes.

Pray for Reconciliation

Eina left the following prayer request in the comments:
Please Pray for Johan and I. I care about him a lot and he is very important to me. We had a huge falling out in December and even though I have made several attempts to reconcile and bring peace he will not accept it. Please pray for a forgiving heart for us both that we can forgive each other and restore our friendship making it stronger than it was. I love Johan a lot and I care about him. I miss our friendship and would like to salvage what we had. Please pray for peace between Johan, his family, friends and I. We all used to love each other and they showed me that they do not care about me and have worked hard to break up my relationship with Johan. Please pray for peace, love, trust and forgiveness between all of us. I care about all of them still and don't want to fight with any of them. I have strived so hard for peace but they keep throwing my efforts back in my face. I need God's help and intervention in this brokenness to heal the love, trust, friendship between Johan and I and his family and friends. Thank you for your prayers. I have been praying all year and I really do want peace between us. Please pray for us. Amen.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Please Pray for the Repose of the Souls of:

A very dear family friend Sister Mary Lucy Sullivan. Her funeral is today. She was my sister's 6th grade teacher.

For Tom Papandrew, a fellow parishioner and our vicar general's good friend.

For Fr. Elias Tederous, a Maryknoll priest who died recently. He was a very kindly priest.

Please pray for the unemployed today, Friday

Hello all you wonderful prayer warriors!

Please join us, homeschoolers in our state, in praying today for the unemployed:


Dear St. Joseph, you were given the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon our brothers and sisters in their anxiety over their present struggle to support their families due to job loss. Please help them find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from their hearts and that they soon will be able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to their care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.

Found on my blog, Mostly Prayers.
Thanks to Christine and all you ladies and gents who persevere in prayer! God bless you all abundantly!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Special Prayer Request for John

My dear friend Joan has requested prayer for her husband, John, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and will start chemotherapy next Tuesday.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Prayer Request for Dale

Jay Anderson at from Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate has asked that we pray for friend and fellow blogger Dale of Dyspeptic Mutterings, who is in the hospital. More here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Prayer Request for Bob & Family

I received the following prayer request from a friend:

Please pray for my husband, Bob. Three months ago we found out he has a resilient melanoma through his bones at 55 years old. We have done chemotherapy to no avail, yet, and now we are to go to Loyola Medical Center for cancer.....VERY aggressive treatment. We meet them for the first time on Thursday to find out what is available for him.

Please also pray for his wife, Nancy, and for their family.

If you are praying, would you please comment in the box below or email me, so I can share this with them? Thank you!

A Special Prayer Request

A prayer request for Keren G. was left in the comments. The request is that she can have a better life and find the perfect father.

Thanking God for All Mothers, my gift to you

Happy Mother's Day to all you, dear mothers! God be praised for all you do for his glory and honor!

Dear sisters in Christ, may the gifts of the Holy Spirit abound in you that you may all continue the tasks God asks you to do daily. May you receive the fruits of the Holy Spirit, particularly love, joy and peace as you continue to be the mother of God's children here on earth. Amen!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Prayer Request from Michelle

Michelle of Dei Gratia has requested prayers for a boy who died unexpectedly:
Today we were deeply saddened to learn the son of a Catholic homeschooling family we know died unexpectedly last night. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Prayer Request for Two People - Update on Emile-James

I received the following email from Emile-James yesterday:
THANK-YOU all for your prayers and thoughts.
the surgery went well, ,
i was out of it for a week,
but am much more
mobile, and practically without pain now,
just a big scar, had 16
staples(instead of stitches),
never had been stapled before!
i have around 3 weeks left to full recovery.
GOd BLess

Emile Gallant

The following prayer request is from an email I received from Emile-James of Vocation-Station

please pray for me, Emile-James, as i will have surgery today, Monday the 28th at 11:00 am to 2:00pm Pacific Coast time.
oh yes, and pray for Dr Coreen Dyck.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Rain Didn't Fall - Thank You God

Last week I mentioned that my son would be making his First Communion, followed by a party at the house, and I was praying for it not to rain. It didn't rain. The sun also didn't come out. And it was kind of chilly. But, it didn't rain. So people were able to be outside - and a good time was had by all.

Oh, and also, Thank God that my son did not break his neck when he fell out of the swing set. If he had landed differently, he might have.

Pray for Assistance

An anonymous commenter left the following prayer request:
Please pray for me and my children as we are facing eviction and I have nowhere else to turn.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Prayers for my Grandma V.
Any prayers you guys could give for my grandma "V." would be very much appreciated. She has recently been put back on Chemo-Therapy after several years of her breast cancer being steady, as the cancer numbers have been going up for the past several months. I visited her today and she is not doing well. She is so weak and sick she can't really get out of bed. She suffers many other health issues as well. She has Scleroderma (a tissue disease), borderline diabetes, bad arthritis, some nerve problems in her feet, sleep apnea, and can easily suffer from depression as well. Also, recently she has some sore on her arm which has given her a lot of pain. Praise the Lord she is a good Catholic, but please pray that she would stay close to Jesus through her suffering which she endures 24/7. After her last chemo treatment a few days ago, she could barely talk as she was so out of energy. It almost seems like the chemo will kill her quicker than the cancer! Please pray for her and for our family who is taking care of her. Thank you, and I will pray for you all as well!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Update: Please Pray for the Repose of Fr. Thomas Killacky - Prayer Requests for Three Priests

Father Tom passed away yesterday April 30th at Maryknoll, NY. Please say a prayer for the repose of his soul.

These priests have Hawaii connections.

1. Fr. Bob Donnelly

2. Fr. Thomas Killacky both of these priests are elderly and in frail health at Maryknoll, NY.

3. Fr. Pete Peterson, elderly and frail and recently underwent surgery.

Prayers for them are really appreciated.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pray for Sunny Skies

On Saturday my son makes his First Communion. They are forecasting rain. Now, I realize, naturally, that the most important part of the day is that he is actually receiving the Body and Blood of Christ for the first time. He realizes that too - and is very excited.

But the reality remains that we have over forty people coming to our house for a party to celebrate - and quite frankly they won't all fit in the house. Maybe this is a trivial request. But, please - pray for sun!

Answered Prayer - A Job

Way back in January I posted that my husband had lost his job. Well, we've been praying, and thank you for all your prayers too. He starts a new job next Monday!

Thanks, God!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Prayer Request for a Catholic Homeschooling Mom

Evann has requested:
Please ask God’s Healing for a Catholic homeschooling mom of seven in my area who has just found out she has uterine cancer. Thank you for your prayers!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Prayer Request for a 12 year old

From Ed:
Could you please add my friend Grace to your prayer list? She is 12 years old and just had a brain tumor removed. She has to go on chemo, but she has a 5% chance of survival. We know the Lord's odds are much better.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Prayer Request for Fr. Pat

Fr. Pat is requesting prayers:

From Fr. Pat U. : "My right eye will be removed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn on Monday, 21 April. There will be six weeks of healing before a prosthetic eye will be installed, and that should be it!" Fr. Pat has had several surgeries on the eye over the past years due to cancer of the eye and nerves. Fr. Pat is a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse in Wisconsin. Fr. Pat runs the web site

Please keep him in your prayers.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pray for Relief from Hardships

The following prayer request was left in the comments:

Please pray for favor with my mortgage lender. I also need prayer for trust in my friendship and reconciliation with John and I pray that he will totally accept the will of Christ in his life.

Lastly, for my children, as they have witnessed my financial hardship for the past 7 months after losing my mother and grandmother, it has been a struggle. But I know that I will see God through my desperation in Jesus' name. I know he will take care of me and I thank God for everything--whether big or small that he has done for me because only he has the power to do it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Prayer Request for Carol

Please pray for my niece, Carol, who has just been diagnosed with cervical cancer. Please pray for her immediate family, too.

Tom is Doing Better - Praise God

Therese left a comment on the prayer request for her son.
Thank you Easter for posting about Tom here. He is home now and ketones are negative. Thank you also to everyone that prayed for Tom.

It's wonderful to see when prayers are answered.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Prayer Request for Deb's Son

Deb is requesting prayers here

Update on Therese's son, Tom

Thank you all for your prayers. Tom has a lot of ketone's as he didn't get insulin for about 12 hours we think. It could be less than that or it could be longer. We only know that the pump was in at 7.30 last night.

From Therese of Aussie Coffee Shop

Please continue to lift him up. Thank you.

Pray for Therese's son, Tom

During the night sometime Tom's pump came out. We don't know what time it came out, we just know that he went without insulin for a very long time and has become very dehydrated. He is now at the hospital getting rehydrated.

I would appreciate any prayers you can offer for him.

Therese of Aussie Coffee Shop

Update on Ill Fall Away Catholic

In my orignial post and prayer request here, I mentioned a family member who is having liver faliure and is pregnant.
I just recieved a letter from her and she told me that she is in treatment now for her heroin addiction and is going back to church. She has to be hospitialized often but they are keeping a close eye on her and the baby. She is not going to have an abortion, which is blessed news! I am not sure if she is going to a Catholic church, as she didn't specify, but she is searching for God and that is a blessing indeed.
Her husand has left her and taken the children, however. So please continue to pray for her and her family.
She thanks us all for our prayers. The doctor told her even with a transplant she has only a few years left to live.

Pray for Margaret's Loss


Please pray for Margaret who lost her baby.

Please, pray for her and her family in this time of loss and sorrow.

By Grief Refined

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Prayer Request - His Holiness Benedict XVI

Let us remember to keep our Holy Father in our prayers as he travels to the U.S. and especially on Wednesday when he celebrates his 81st birthday.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI Prayer Intentions

Today is the last day to get your prayer requests in for the Papal Evening Prayers coming up next week! Go to - Papal Evening Prayers Intention Form

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pray for Lauren, her feeding tube not be removed

From Ukok's Place

I’ve received an urgent prayer request from the family of Lauren Richardson - a young girl at risk of having her feeding tube removed by her mother. There is a special mediation session tomorrow April 7th between her mother and father. Please pray for a good outcome.

Thank you so much — the family appreciate all your prayers so much.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Pray for the People of Haiti - and my brother

My brother, Pete, works at the embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti. Apparently there was a lot of rioting there today.

This is the message I got from my mother:
Peter is ok. Our government may send people from the embassy home but Peter would be one of the last to go. The people of Haiti are very poor and food prices have risen 50% in the past year. There's a lot of corruption. Most people are illiterate and believe any rumor. They believe their government is paying the UN. There was rioting at the UN building there the other day, but today was Port au Prince. So please say some prayers for the situation and the safety of everyone - especially Pete. I'll let you know when I learn more. Mom

Monday, April 7, 2008

dadwithnoisykids needs our prayers

From one of our dear and funny dads, dadwithnoisykids on the blogosphere, who makes me laugh, but this time, he needs our love and comfort.

Please pray for US AS WE GRIEVE THE LOSS OF my son Theodore Gerard, who died suddenly this morning.

It is hard to write anything else right now.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
(dated April 3)

Prayers needed: Father of 11 children killed in crash - continuation

The wake is Sunday. The funeral is Monday.
Melissa Babcock, Kathleen’s cousin,
has set up a memorial fund for the family.
Checks can be made out to the
Joseph Fogarty Memorial Fund
and mailed to Citizens Bank, 1220 Main St.,
West Warwick, RI 02893.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Prayer Request for Teresa's Son

Please pray for Easter and my friend's son who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis.
Thank you!

Please Pray for these Priests in Las Vegas

This prayer request was left in the comments:
Please pray for the repose of Father James Swenson of Las Vegas NV. Also, please pray for the healing of Father Romeo of Las Vegas. He had a heart attack. We desperately need priests in our diocese.

Prayers needed: Father of 11 children killed in crash.

From Ed's Blog This is so sad. Please pray for the repose of the soul of the father and for his family.

Father of 11 Children Killed in Crash
...Joseph Fogarty, 46, died in a head-on collision on Arnold Road Wednesday night.
And his wife and kids, left with little money and fewer prospects, were at a loss.
“It’s like a nightmare,” said his daughter, Tara Pappas, 26. “You’re waiting to wake up and see your dad.”
Coventry police, who are investigating the accident, said Fogarty’s pickup truck, traveling south, apparently crossed the double line at about 7:20 p.m. and collided with a tractor-trailer carting 10,500 gallons of home heating oil.
He was pronounced dead at Kent Hospital...

Friday, April 4, 2008

Pray for Healing and Weight Loss

Cheryl left the following prayer request in the comments:

Please pray for me. I have some serious health issues including need to lose 40 pounds(which will help some of the problems). I NEED/WANT to get healthy and totally in God's will. I want to have energy, and health back and be out in the world bringing the lost to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus. Please help me with prayer support. I am so tired of being sick and uncomfortable and no energy.
God Bless
Love In Christ

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Prayer Request - Repose of the Soul of Hawaii's Governor's Mom

Hawaii governor Lingle's dear mom passed away yesterday. Please pray for the repose of her soul and for her family.

From the Hawaii Reporter

From the Honolulu Star Bulletin: Mom inspired Lingle’s legislation
Mildred Cutter, the mother of Gov. Linda Lingle whose battle with bipolar disorder inspired her daughter to fight for improved mental health legislation, has died in a Los Angeles nursing home. She was 78.

Cutter died yesterday of an undisclosed illness, according to the Governor's Office.

Update on Sister Mary Francis

Sister Mary Francis passed away this morning at 5:30 a.m. Thank you for your prayers…

Posted by Kimberly at Catholic Family Vignettes

Pray for Sr. Mary Francis Peters

Dear friends: Please pray for Sr. Mary Francis Peters of Holy Family Catholic Church. Sr. Mary Francis had suffered a few setbacks following a recent hospitalization and following today’s surgery, is not expected to make it much longer. May God grant her mercy and peace…

Posted by Kimberly at Catholic Family Vignettes

Pray for Cathy's oldest daughter, Laura

I would also like to ask you to pray for our oldest daughter, Laura, as she undergoes a colonoscopy today to find out why she is having such severe abdominal pain and why her colon is inflamed.

Cathy of A Bit of a Blarney

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Prayer Request for meeting with abortionist

Operation Rescue is asking Christians around the nation for special prayer for a meeting that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 29, 2008, between pro-lifers and a working abortionist. In order to prevent any efforts to undermine this meeting, we are not able to tell you at this time where the meeting is taking place or who is involved.

This opportunity has been ten years in the works and is the result of much prayer. The abortionist in question is finally at a place where he appears to be open to hearing the truth.

Friday, March 28, 2008

A Note to Contributors

I love the way this blog has grown and how so many wonderful people are part of the team. Thank you all so much.

I have two requests. Housecleaning type of things.

1) Please try to title your posts with something specific "Pray for a Little Boy Who Fell Down a Well"; "Prayer needed for Baby Born Too Early"; "Family of Ill Child needs our Prayers" - you get the idea. This way if someone is trying to locate a particular post in the archives - they are not all labeled "Prayer request" and "urgent prayer request". I have no problem including Urgent in the title. And in fact, you can use that as a label as well. I'm just trying to avoid having all our post titles be the same. Thanks.

2) Answered Prayers. I know that sometimes we don't know the answer to a prayer - especially if we are praying for the needs of someone else - and that sometimes it takes a long time to recognize that a prayer has been answered. I, also know we've gotten a lot of posts that do address answered prayers - and that is fantastic (it's the point of the blog after all). But for all you contributors - if you could occasionally go through the prayer requests you've made and see if there has been an answer to that request - and then tell us about it - so we can all praise God with you, I'd appreciate it.

The Gospel says that "one came back" and thanked God. We want to make that "many came back" and thanked God.

Thanks to all of you who have helped to make this endeavor what it is!

And thanks to Esther for the cute graphic!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

**Updated**Prayers for boy with Kawasaki disease!

This is from one of our dear moms in our parish mom's group.

"Please put Joey L. on your prayer list ASAP

His mom is at the hospital right now with him…He has a lymphnode in his neck that is very very large, a 104 fever, and a rash. And they do not yet know what is wrong with him."

Thank you all so much!

**Update** 3/30

Joey L. has Kawasaki Disease. Please pray that the hospital will quickly start his treatments and…Please pray specifically that no damage will be done to his heart.

Joey is on a ventilator and is suffering hypotension. This situation requires immediate prayers! Please storm heaven for this little boy (age 4) and his family!

**Update** 3/31

He is doing better…he is by no means great…but he is doing better. They are removing the ventilator and weaning him off the heart medications.

Keep praying…he has a ways to go yet to be healthy…he needs our prayers.

**Update** 4/2

Joey is improving more and more…he will be able to come home Thursday night or Friday sometime.

All Doctors are now in agreement that it was Kawasaki and that the Kawasaki caused Congenital Heart Failure/Congenital Heart Disease. Children recover from this fully though…he will be on heart meds for a few months.

Continued prayers for Joey’s heart to return to normal and give God praise and thanksgiving for his recovery!

Ill Fall-Away Catholic Considering Abortion

We just found out tonight that my husband's cousin who is 29 weeks pregnant has a failing liver. She has been hospitalized and will need a transplant.

The hardest thing about this is that she has left the Church and has lived a life of great sin. I will not list them here but they are dire and have most likely led to this condition.

They are thinking about aborting the baby, despite the fact it seems healthy.

She needs so many prayers for so very much. Please, I beg you to pray for her and her precious baby. Help bring her back to the faith, pray for her to keep her baby, and for her health. Pray for her to know that God loves her deeply despite her failings.


Prayer of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to all that You permit to befall me, make me only know Your will. My most sweet Jesus, infinitely merciful God, most tender Father of souls, and in a particular way of the most weak, most miserable, most infirm which You carry with special tenderness between Your divine arms, I come to You to ask You, through the love and merits of Your Sacred Heart, the grace to comprehend and to do always Your holy will, the grace to confide in You, the grace to rest securely through time and eternity in Your loving divine arms.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Update on Urgent Prayer Request

I want to thank all of you who have been praying for the urgent prayer request I made awhile back, as there has been some important progress made. I feel that continued prayer for guidance and discernment are needed in regard to this confidential request.

I would also like to request prayer to discern whether or not I should continue blogging as I have had numerous overwhelming technical problems -- my blog no longer allows me to make any changes to my layout, my computer has server and connectivity problems on a daily basis, and I need help in these areas if I am to continue to blog.

Spending hours on a daily basis attempting to (unsuccessfully) make changes on my own even with many years of experience at blogging seems to be a waste of my precious time. Please pray that if God wants me to continue this apostolate, He will send someone my way who is a skilled technician who can assist me with all these problems. Thank you.

One Hail Mary for the above requests would mean so much to me. God bless you!

Prayer Request for Fr. C.

For his long flight home to his two sisters seriously ill with cancer.

Thank you.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Prayer Request for My Mom

This is kind of a long story, but my mom lost her puppy last night. This is the third dog she has lost in the last five years or so. The other two were old Newfoundlands but this was just a little puppy and unexpected. She is taking it very hard.

She is also under a lot of stress at work and is not doing well. She took a new job far from home and her parish community. She does not have the support and faith community in her new home and so her dogs are very dear to her.

I am extremely worried about her as she does not even look herself.

So please, say a prayer for her. She really needs some love sent her way.

Thank you

Sunday, March 23, 2008


A glorious, joyous and blessed Easter to you, Christine, and all you sisters and brothers who lovingly devote your precious time to praying for the needs of others! God bless you all abundantly!


Friday, March 21, 2008

A Correction...

I am afraid I posted wrong about the family of the woman who was killed last week in that accident in the parking lot.
I have just found out that two of the children whom I see over there are not their own children, but a niece and a nephew who visit quite often; Steve & Roxanne had only three of their own.
So sorry for the mistake here, but I guess that just goes to show that they really were a wonderful couple, since others' children would want to stay with them so often! :)
Please continue to keep them in your prayers; I am afraid that the loss of his wife will forever change Steve's happy and carefree nature...and the neighborhood will indeed be the lesser for that.
Since they moved here only a couple of years ago, he has been a kind and friendly presence to everyone he meets, and I pray that he never loses that.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Prayer Requests for Maddie

My friend asked that I keep Maddie in my prayers. Maddie is suffering terribly from the results of a staph infection.


Urgent Prayer Request

From Ed's Blog
Please- this is urgent!!
My friend's son and daughter in law( Ben and Christine) are due with a baby at the end of April. they FOUND OUT THAT THE BABY HAS "PATAU SYNDROME" WHICH IS A CHROMOSONAL (SP?) DEFECT. THE BABY ALREADY HAS SIGNS OF A BRAIN DEFECT AND A CLEF LIP AND PALATE AND OTHER DEFORMITIES. THIS IS HER FIRST PREGNANCY. She is a devout Catholic and will not think of having an abortion, even though she has been asked to by her doctor and family members!
please pray and put this beautiful family on all your prayer chains.
thanks so much!!
love, God Bless, Sue

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

David A. Pantaleo, R.I.P.

Well, ladies, I am not sure what is going on around here, but there is another completely unexpected death that I need to report and ask for your prayers.
A young man who was the son of our family photographer, David Pantaleo, died Sunday. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.
Our daughter is getting married in July and David's parents, Al and Debbie, are going to be the photographers...also, Al did graduation photos for several of our other children.
David was only 25 years old.
Thank-you all very much and God bless...

Another Update - Fr. Corapi

The following was posted on Sue's blog today. Apparently, the rumors of Fr. Corapi needing our prayers were not rumors. Sorry for the complications. I should just have requested prayers for him period.

Healing Masses for Fr. Corapi

In recent days, an excerpt from an email from Fr. Corapi to persons unknown has crossed the Internet like a tsunami. Although Santa Cruz Media did not confirm the news when queried two days ago, Fr. Corapi’s community, the Society of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Trinity has confirmed that Fr. Corapi is indeed undergoing testing at the Mayo Clinic.

Fr. Corapi’s superior has approved the sending of Mass Cards for Fr. Corapi.

Mass Cards should be mailed to:
Fr. John Corapi, SOLT
PO Box 152
Robstown, TX 78380

Through Him, With Him, In Him,

Please Pray for the Hadley Family

You have until 12 Noon Pacific time to donate to the Easter Hope Challenge over at Shower of Roses. You can donate by clicking the button in her sidebar up at the top. All the money goes to the Hadley Family and you get the chance to win a beautiful basket donated by Jessica and her family.

~ Please continue to pray for their family, thank you ~

Please pray without ceasing!

Ladies ~ A neighbor of ours, her name was Roxanne, was killed Saturday afternoon while she was out shopping with two of her children.
They were standing at the back of the car, putting away groceries, and an elderly woman across the way was backing out, panicked when she saw them, and stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal by mistake, hitting Roxanne and pinning her between the two cars!
Then, trying to move away (I guess) she drove forward, dragging her along, hitting two more parked cars and a pole, before she finally stopped!!!
Poor Roxanne's last act on this earth was to push the children away so they would not be hit.
She and her husband Steve had five children and the family is, needless to say, completely devastated.
Please keep them all in your prayers, that Our Lord and His Blessed Mother will remain with them (I don't believe they are Catholic) and comfort them in the nightmare of days ahead...her funeral is today and then the family will have to find a way to go forward without her.
They were on our local news yesterday...the truck was parked outside the house for over an hour, and the reporters also went to the store and talked to witnesses, also to the police.
This event has sickened the entire neighborhood and I don't believe Steve will be without support for a long time to come, but that doesn't bring his beloved Roxanne back...I feel so awful for them; please pray without ceasing!!!
Thank-you very much and God bless us, everyone!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pray for Sale of House

From an anonymous reader in the comments:
Please pray that the home in Orlando sells. We have moved to Fort Myers and this stress is putting so much pressure on my husband. I know that God has a perfect plan but he also says to pray. Thank you!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Pray for Marie and Australians

Today is the 15th day of our heatwave it is 115 degrees. Tomorrow hopefully it will be a cool change. (Posted on my comment box by Marie from View from the Pews).

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Update - Fr. Corapi

From: Sue of Half the Kingdom Apparently, there was an email going around (it is at the end of Sue's email) with a rumor of Fr. Corapi's illness.
Dear one in Christ,
Greetings in the matchless name of Jesus Christ!
I am writing as the message concerning Fr. Corapi's health is actually a false rumor. After learning of it, I phoned Santa Cruz Media and they informed me that he has had the flu, but that is all. His decision to not travel for 2008 was one made outside of any health issues, which, at this point, by the grace of God, are not as represented in the email excerpt being forwarded and, for your reference, contained below.

Having said that, it is always a good and important thing to pray for our beloved priests. As Fr. Corapi has such a cherished charism, we must pray for him specifically, daily, that God's grace may continue to enable him to so effectively transform lives for the better.

I do encourage you to phone Santa Cruz Media ( yourself on Monday and confirm this information for yourself. The lady I spoke with there said they were already aware something was afoot as they have been getting many calls of inquiry in recent days concerning Fr. Corapi.

In the united hearts of Jesus and Mary,

At 07:50 AM 3.16.2008, you wrote:
From: MT Melvin
Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM
To: Aaron

Terese Russo


Dear All,

Please pass this message on to all prayer warriors that you know. At one of
the talks that Father Corapi gave that I attended, I spoke with him after
the talk and he asked that the Memorare be said for him.

God Bless,

From: John Corapi
To: jenkins
Subject: Invitation Fr. Corapi Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 19:19:10 +0000

Dear Stephanie, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind invitation regarding your May 30, 2008 Celebration of Priesthood. Normally I would be very happy to be there if it were possible.

I am at this moment waiting for a private jet to take me to the Mayo Clinic. I have been quite ill for over six months and the local physicians can't solve the riddle. In addition, for the first time in
20 years I am not traveling at all in 2008.

Please pray that God's will be done in my current situation.

We shall pray for your parish and diocese, your Bishop and all of your seminarians.

God bless you, Fr. John Corapi