Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Prayer Request for Mary Ann

Please keep Mary Ann (a fellow Catholic blogger) in your prayers as she undergoes heart surgery today.

Prayer Request For Rich M.

My b-i-l send me the following email this morning. Please pray for his friend Rich.
Please pray for 47-year old Rich McC. He's a friend of my brother... He had flown down to Florida for his father's funeral when he took deathly ill (high fever, kidneys shut down).

He's now back in NJ in ICU at a local hospital. He has sepsis which is extremely serious (see below) and often fatal. Just a few days ago he was fine. He had dialysis yesterday. My brother visited him last night in ICU and said he looked bad (beet-red skin, blisters on arms, etc.).


We Humbly Accept

Two bloggers this week, Esther at A Catholic Mom in Hawaii and The Catholic Warrior have blessed One Came Back with an award. The award is the Excellent Blog Award and on behalf of all the contributors to this blog, I humbly accept this reward. I'm so happy that this blog is doing what I hoped it would do when I started it - giving people a place to share their prayer requests - but most importantly a place to remember to share the answers to those prayers.

The rules: By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. Thank you out there for having such great blogs and being such great friends! You deserve this! Feel free to award people who have already been awarded…
I nominate for this award - everyone who is a contributor to this blog (see the list of contributors and contributors blogs in the sidebar). I am honored and pleased to be part of this endeavor with you. Thank you - all of you. You truly are excellent.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Prayer Request for Sister M.

Please keep my friend Sister M. in your prayers. She is suffering side effects and complications from a recent heart surgery.

Thank you!

Prayer Request for Donna and daughter

Donna at Embracing Motherhood and her daughter were in a car accident Friday. They were hit by a truck and the back of her car is partially gone. Both have whiplash and are now recovering at home. Please say a little prayer for them.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Prayer request from Carol

Please join me in prayers for the father of a dear friend of mine from my youth. He has been diagnosed with cancer and is scheduled surgery in early Feb.
Please also join me in prayer for a CRHP sister whose father has cancer that has become terminal.

Dear Father, send Your Spirit to lay upon his head. Blessed Jesus ease his fears. Dearest Mother, hold his hand in comfort.
Give blessings and strength to his family in their time of need. We ask in Jesus name. Amen.

Posted for Carol of A Nawty Mouser Thots.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Prayer for N.G.'s Marriage

Please pray for N.G.'s marriage - for healing and forgiveness of all past hurts. Thank you!

Prayer for sale of home

Would you please pray for the quick sale of our home? Thank you!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Prayer Request for Sandi

Please keep Sandi in your prayers. She lost her job after 35 years.

Thank you.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Answered prayer for a job for Bill

PTL! After nearly a year's time of job hunting, my dh Bill has found a job in his field. (He actually had two job offers, but accepted this one.) We are putting our house on the market and will be moving asap. Thank you for your prayers. God bless you!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Prayer Request for June's B-i-L

My friend June here in Hawaii emailed me the following today:

Dear Friends In Prayer
May I ask that you remember my brother-in-law Stanley (Jeanette's husband) in your prayers. He is battleing colon cancer at Queens Hospital.
Thank you & Our Lord bless you for your kindness,

Please keep Stanley in your prayers.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Feeling Better - Was it the Prayers?

Lot of people prayed for Alice's daughter when she was suffering from her hip pain. And it seems to have worked. There is no explanation yet for why she was in pain, or why she is now feeling better. But Alice suspects she's feeling better because of the prayers. And I agree. Thank you, God.

Friday, January 18, 2008

A Healthy Baby and Mom

Anne had her baby, Annuncia Mary and mother and baby are doing fine. Details at the 4RealLearning Forum.

Pray for a Little Girl in Pain

Alice's 3-year-old daughter needs prayers. She woke yesterday with unexplainable and serious pain in her hip. They are waiting the results of the blood work that was done yesterday. Please keep the whole family in your prayers.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Prayer Request From Becca

This is from my friend Becca:

Hi all, I have a friend from NASCAR who just got home from the hospital where she had surgery for pancreatic cancer. She is facing chemo and radiation now and they have told her they can never get rid of all the cancer and have given her 3-5 years to live. She has a great attitude about all this and is hoping to prove the doctors wrong! Please keep Debbie in your prayers now and through all the treatments ahead.


Please keep her friend in your prayers. Thank you.

A Very Sick Little Boy

2-year-old Jonathan, son of Pamela Pilch is in the hospital with a probably case of leukemia. Details here at Heart, Mind & Strength. Please keep this very sick little boy - and his family - in your prayers.

A New Baby Today

AussieAnnie who blogs at Under Her Starry Mantle is having her new baby today. Alice got a message this morning that Anne was in labor. So please keep her and the new baby in your prayers.

Alice's Mother Recovering from Surgery

Alice's mother had her surgery and everything went well. Thank you, God.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Prayer Request From Ebeth - UPDATE

Update can be found here. Please continue to pray for them.


Please keep Ebeth's family in your prayers:

Please Pray for my Husband's Family

Thank you!

Pray for Alice's Mother

Alice's mother is having surgery this week. Please keep her in your prayers.

Prayer Request for Rosemary's brother

Please pray for Rosemary's prayer request for her brother mentioned here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Prayer for Financial Aid

Realizing, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, that thou art our perpetual help not only in spiritual but also in temporal necessities, we approach thee with submissive and humble hearts because we have a child-like and affectionate trust in thy power and goodness, beseeching thee to assist us in or present financial worry. 'Owing to untoward circumstances which have arisen in our lives, we are in dire want and pecuniary embarrassment, being unable to meet our honest debts.

We are not asking, dearest Mother of Perpetual Help, for wealth, if the possession of it is not in accordance with the holy will of God. We merely beg of thee that assistance which will enable us to satisfy our most pressing obligations.

We believe, Dear Mother of God, that thou art the Queen of heaven and earth, and as such, the instrument and special dispenser of thy divine Son's graces; that thou hast acquired by virtue of thy wonderful dignity, a sweet jurisdiction over all creation. We believe that thou art not only rich and bountiful, but extremely kind and generous to all thy loving and devoted children. We plead with thee, therefore, dear Mother, to obtain for us the help we so urgently need in our present financial difficulty. We thank thee, dear Lady of Perpetual Help, and promise. to publish far and wide, the glories of thy miraculous picture. Amen.
Printed with Ecclesiastical Approval. Source: This Site

Prayer in Time of Economic Hardship

Heavenly Father,
it is symptomatic of our life today
that economics plays a large part in it.
People labor zealously for a wage
so that they can acquire the needs of life
for themselves and their families.
They also work for the so-called luxuries of life,
for the opportunity to have more leisure
to develop themselves in more ways,
and to keep up with their particular state of life.

Right now I find myself in a bad economic condition.
I just cannot seem to make enough money to take care of myself and my family.
Please help me in this dangerous situation.
Teach me to live within my means
while at the same time striving to increase those means.
Let me never lose heart but continue to work on.
Most of all, inspire me to seek first your kingdom
in the knowledge that everything else will be given me together with it.

From New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book, Catholic Book Publishing.

Prayer for the Unemployed

Dear Lord Jesus Christ,
you wanted all who are weary
to come to you for support.
Lord, I am worn out
by my inability to find wage-earning work.
Day after day, my worry and fear grows
as the rejections of my applications mount.
I am able and willing to work-
but I cannot find a worthwhile job.
Please help me to obtain one soon
so that I can support myself and my family
in a decent way.

However, if it is your will that I wait longer,
enable me to worry less
and to be able to take advantage of the time available
to get closer to you.
Let me realize that there are other ways
to bring about your kingdom on earth
besides salaried work.
Help me to make use of them for the time being so that I may continue to grow as a person
for your greater glory.

From New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book, Catholic Book Publishing.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

An update and a new request

Positive note: Our friend Rhoda is responding beautifully to the chemo treatment for the recurrence of cancer. It looks very good for her. She has tremendous faith (Greek Orthodox)

And now 3 other friends...I don't know what is happening in the world.

One couple in SD - Husband is being kept alive by blood transfusions because of aggressive cancer. There is no cure for it, and a decision has to be made re the treatments. She has deep faith (Catholic).

A close friend of my DH is waiting to hear the results from a biopsy.

A dear couple who now live in VA - husband used to work with mine - she has cancer all over her body. It hit fast and without warning at Christmas. She's already had surgery and is getting aggressive treatment from a great hospital. She feels good right now. Pray for her husband and 3 children (young adults). She has deep faith (Catholic). Her BIL is a priest and has already annointed her.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Other Shoe Dropped

Several months ago I posted a prayer request for a private intention. At that time I didn't want to give details. But, I can say now that we were worried about my husband losing his job. Well, today the other shoe dropped, and he is indeed out of a job. This is the second time in a year and obviously very stressful for all of us. Please pray that we weather this storm and that he gets another job quickly. Thank you.

A New Baby in Heaven

RobK just found out that the baby he and his wife were expecting in July, has died. His sister also just found out that the baby she was carrying has died as well. Please keep this whole family in your prayers. And please pray for the souls of these two little lives lost too early.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Prayer request

For an old neighbor who passed recently:
May God forgive all her sins and bring her to eternal life.
Let us pray to the Lord.
Lord, hear our prayer!

Thank you all!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Prayers for Al

Please pray for Al, a new Catholic convert, who has unexpectedly become involved in a complex legal situation resulting from a transaction that occurred many years ago. Please pray for peace of mind and trust in God.

Neighbors Need Prayers

We have elderly neighbors on either side of us. They are all wonderful people who have delighted in the children's growth and accomplishments through the years. Earlier I request prayers for our left hand neighbor - and since she will soon be going in for heart surgery, she still needs all the prayers she can get.

Now I would like to request prayers for the neighbors on the other side. They are a wonderful couple who have been married more than 60 years. The husband will be 91 next month and he was recently diagnosed with dementia. It started slowly with forgetfulness. It expanded to the point where a few months ago he thought he was still working as a plumber and would go outside, not see his truck and get very upset and convinced it had been stolen. Day after day.

And it's gotten worse. I saw his wife this morning and when I asked how their Christmas was she said that everyone in the family had been sick - and that Charlie was worse. She couldn't tell me much because she started crying. But she did tell me that he is awfully confused these days - and no longer knows who she is.

It's heartbreaking and I don't really know how to help them other than to offer prayers. So - please, can all of you pray for Genn and Charlie. Thank you.

Pray for a Friend with Cancer

Caroline left the following prayer request in the comments:

I am requesting prayers for my friend Leone who has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

He has a young family (wife and daughter 9 weeks old).

My prayer request is for healing - because it is only by the grace of god that my friend will be helped along his journey without being burdened.

Thank you very much for your prayers.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Prayer Request for the Repose of the Soul of Norma Correa

Please pray for the repose of my good friend Mary Ann whose dear mom just away this morning. She was on this blog's prayer request list as was her son our police chief (who thank God is back to work and healing).

According to Mary Ann, she had a peaceful death and was surrounded by her dear family who were praying for her at the time.

Thank you!

Prayer Request for Kathy's Grandson - UPDATE

I received the following email from Kathy yesterday:

Hi Esther,

I wanted to tell you that Baby Jude has been healed of his Cystic
Fibrosis and has been released as a patient from the CF Center!

We pray now that God will use this miracle for the cause of Father
Nelson Baker...

God bless,
Kathy Wabick

Click Here for an update by Kathy on Baby Jude

Kathy of Treasures of Grace has requested prayers for her baby grandson:

..."Baby Jude has a long way to go. Please, I beg you to keep praying for him. We are seeking the intercession of Father Nelson Baker. Any prayers you can offer for Baby Jude will be certainly appreciated.

You will be forever in my prayers. May God bless you abundantly with His love and mercy."

Prayer Request for Tracy's Dad

Tracy of Tracy's Simple Life posted the following:

My dad is in the hospital with gall bladder issues. He went in on late Thursday and so far they are keeping him in as he has high enzyme levels.(mom, you can correct this if I am wrong on the wording)
My dad will need to have surgery on Tuesday and I am asking for prayers for him now and specifically on Tuesday morning.

thank you

Please keep her dear dad in your prayers. Mahalo!

Update on Husband Needs Prayers

Thank you for your continuing prayers. Bill has two interviews scheduled for this upcoming week. Please pray that one of these will result in employment, if it is in acordance with God's will.

Prayers needed for Carol

Carol, wife and mother of 2, has been fighting Multiple Myeloma, diagnosed April 27, 2007, with rapid height loss, and chemo. She has now had two 'stem cell transplants' done with her own cells. A MAJOR setback came when she broke her hip, and required surgery. She also developed a blood clot in her lung (dangerous, life-threatening). She spent some time on a ventilator while it cleared, along with blood thinners, and then also developed some internal bleeding, but they were not able to pinpoint the source...

Carol has recently made some improvement, but her prognosis is poor. However, the will to fight is still there and she has not given up! Because of the slight improvement overnight, her doctor has decided to push Carol to eat, and do breathing therapy and physical therapy. He said we will push her hard for the next three or four days to see if there is much improvement.

Please join me in lifting her up in prayer for strength, healing, perseverance, and peace. Please pray for an outpouring of God's graces upon her and for her acceptance of those graces. Also, please pray for her doctors and caregivers -- that they will be guided by the Holy Spirit in their actions and decisions and, like Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, give her compassionate, loving care. Please pray also for peace and comfort for her family.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Husband Needs Prayers

Please keep my husband, Bill, in your prayers, for some health - related problems, some of which are due to stress. Bill was laid off from his managerial engineering position for eight months this past year due to restructuring in the company. He is 60 years and has been unable to find a job in his field. When his unemployment ran out a few months ago and our funds were totally exhausted, he accepted a sales position, which pays less than one - third of his previous salary. We have no health insurance nor money for necessary medications (A couple of the pharmaceutical companies have refused to assist us due to his good income last year.) Bill needs prayers for health, a better job which will provide for our basic needs, and a loan in order to make this month's house payment. Our opthamologist has refused to see him for an eye problem, as we have no health insurance and he refuses to accept cash payments. Please pray that he will receive the necessary medical care he needs. Also, we do not qualify for any state assistance based on last year's income.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008