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 www.frpat.com

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