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