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.