YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?

Continued from THESE.

I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent.

As long as my blog reaches so many readers in so many places, let’s give each other a hand. We should support each other in works of mercy.

If you have some prayer requests, feel free to post them below. You have to be registered here to be able to post.

Finally, I still have a pressing personal petition. Actually… two.

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30 Responses to YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

  1. Lizzy says:

    I really need a job for next school year, and I’ve got interviews at two schools – would you please pray that I will get one?

    Thank you for your prayers! Father Z, I will pray for your petitions.

  2. For a little family that is breaking up.

  3. jeanne says:

    for a husband diagnosed with cancer, that the surgery will be successful. Also thanks be to God for the clear scans that showed the cancer has not spread.

  4. Ellen says:

    I’m caring for my father who has dementia and I am working full time as well. There are times I am so tired and lonely I could cry. I have many siblings, but no one will really help me. Please pray for us both.

  5. mamajen says:

    For Jenna Hinman, a local mother who recently delivered premature twins and was at the same time diagnosed with stage IV choriocarcinoma. She has been in a medically induced coma receiving treatment, and the girls are in the NICU. Her husband is a soldier.

    Also, for a serious issue concerning a relative of mine.

    Thank you, and you are all in my prayers.

  6. av8er says:

    For my wife’s test results of some infection in her throat. As well as her coming into full communion with the Church, in particular her belief in the Eucharist.
    Thank you.

  7. VexillaRegis says:

    For a new priest in my parish. For fr. M’s future. For a very pressing personal intention of mine.
    Thank you.

  8. Kathleen10 says:

    I will certainly pray for all here.
    For my dear sister Linda, who’s cancer was just determined to be in her bloodstream, that treatment help her. For her husband, so devoted, as they face this heartbreak together. For me, if you would. I am finding it hard to sustain the pain and fear of this, and my relentlessly stressful job. And wouldn’t you know, I can’t feel God anywhere.

  9. Sandy says:

    Oh Ellen, I hear you! May the Lord comfort and guide you. I’m in the same boat, but I’m the only child and am making some very difficult legal decisions for a mother who won’t cooperate. I alternate between God’s peace and being a nervous wreck!

    God bless you too, Father!

  10. yatzer says:

    For a young family member who has fallen into serious moral, social, and legal trouble.

  11. TNCath says:

    For two extremely urgent intentions: TM and PH. And for myself as well, a sinner.

  12. Bea says:

    For my 13 year-old grandson who needs further tests as to why his white cell count is so high
    Please pray it is nothing serious.
    Thank you
    Prayers for all of the above.

  13. JonPatrick says:

    For Sean and Rebecca Lewis who lost 2 of their young children in a car accident and for the repose of the souls of the 2 children. Sean is a professor at Wyoming Catholic College.

    Also for my youngest son who is discerning a vocation to a traditional religious community.

  14. FloridaJoan says:

    For all those requesting prayers ( and especially you Ellen ) I will offer my rosary tonight for all the intentions here

    pax et bonum

  15. iepuras says:

    For the conversion of my parents and siblings and their families who are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon). I left the LDS church over a year ago, and I am coming home to the Catholic Church this Easter. Deo Gratias!

    Also, for my young children, S and N. My mother was teaching them Mormonism behind my back, and they have been confused and acting out. We are no longer on speaking terms with my parents, but I am still praying for them.

  16. For a family member S. H. in her 90s, in stage 4 cancer, too old and frail for any treatment. As she is unable to speak easily or pray, I beg for urgent prayers that she somehow make a good final confession and be prepared for judgement.

    For another family member, D.E. a diabetic having a toe amputated next week. The bone is dead and the sore and infection is spreading.

    For myself, in need of many prayers, being overwhelmed in many areas and responsibilities, and with mysterious and long-term health problems that keep me from being my Type-A effective self.

    I continue to keep those here in this thread and Fr Z in my poor prayers.

    Ellen and Sandy – I identify with your struggles, you are also in my prayers. Reach out to anyone you can, as difficult as it can be to verbalize your needs. Family doesn’t always understand for some reason.

  17. Also please pray for a family member J. J. H. who hasn’t been practicing the Faith for years. My heart breaks daily over this.

    Thank you all.

  18. Rachel K says:

    Praying for you all. Please could you keep our intention in your prayers, I mentioned that my husband has left us. He is hiding money and has removed most of our income, we are totally reliant on him financially. I have had to seek legal advice. Many thanks.

  19. jameeka says:

    Rachel K, I continue to pray for you especially–been there, done that–pray to St Joseph, he will help bring you through it too, but it is a Passion of a kind.

  20. Rachel K says:

    Thank you jameeka, for your kind words and prayers. Also for the reminder about St Joseph, I will keep praying to him for his intercession, it is helpful to lean on someone else’s positive experience when faith is being tested. God Bless.

  21. Liz says:

    I’m saying prayers for all of you…there is a lot of suffering out there. Ellen and Rachel K. extra prayers said for you and what you are going through. God bless everyone.

  22. Vecchio di Londra says:

    I promise to pray for all the intentions of those who have posted here, before the Blessed Sacrament, over the next two days.

    Please pray that I may see my true vocation, whatever it is: and do the Will of God, whatever He wills.

  23. Cradle Catholic says:

    I will pray for all the requests here. Ellen and Sandy, I too really understand what you are going through. I had a full time job, and was also taking care of my mother who had dementia, and was so difficult to live with. My prayers will also be especially for you. God bless,

  24. Heather F says:

    Father Michael Mireau, who was on this prayer list several months ago when he had surgery to remove his abdominal cancer, has suffered a relapse and the cancer has now spread. He shares his thoughts with great dignity and trust in God’s will in his video blog at http://fathercatfish.com/RANTSHTP/MedicalLog.html under the story “cancer’s back” but this is going to be a difficult journey for him whatever happens. He can use all the prayers he can get.

  25. e.e. says:

    Praying for all intentions listed here…

  26. Urs says:

    Please pray for Obianuju Ekeocha,better known as Uju. She fights for the Culture of Life in Africa. She will be at the United Nations all through next week for a very important conference on Population and Development. Of course all all the enemies of the culture of life will also be there pushing their more popular agenda. Uju says this about it,
    “My sincere hope and prayer is to continue to witness to the sanctity and dignity of human life from the moment of conception; and my intention is to continue to insist on the need for authentic development in Africa.
    My task is to project as strongly as I can, the African perspective on life, marriage, motherhood, faith and family.'”
    Please pray for her and all the pro life people at this UN conference next week.
    Her prayer request can be found here:
    http://www.cultureoflifeafrica.com/2014/04/the-great-mission-ahead.html
    Thank you.

  27. OrthodoxChick says:

    I am praying for all of you here. I particularly identify with Ellen and Sandy’s cross right now. I am going through the same thing as an only child caring for my father. He has end-stage congestive heart failure. He is a cradle Catholic who seems proficient at going through the motions, but has never had a personal relationship with any person of the Most Holy Trinity. I am praying for him to open his heart to Our Lord and let Him in. As it is, my poor dad is desperately fearful of death and in a constant state of denial of his condition.

    Please keep the rest of my family (husband, four minor children) and I in your prayers as well. My husband has been out of work for two years and had two surgeries for a work related injury. I’ve been unable to find employment and we need the income, even though I am equally needed at home. But we live in my father’s house and the mortgage on it is exorbitant. There is no way that we will be able to afford to stay in the house once the Lord calls my father home and lacking any job and income of our own, we will become homeless at that point.

  28. mamajen says:

    A young man who I attended church and Catholic school with was murdered this past week. His life had been badly off track. Please pray for his soul, and for his family.

  29. RafqasRoad says:

    Please pray for my dearest friend A. in Far North Queensland, Australia, especially over the next 24-36 hours along with her husband A., and her five year old daughter, my God Daughter, B.

    They are in the path of Cyclone Ita, a Category #5 storm with winds at its eye in excess of 280km/h (yes, you have read correctly). in her part of FNQ, the windspeeds predicted to hit their neighbourhood will be in excess of 250km/h. They are prepared (as folk tend to be in parts of the world subject to significant and devastating weather events) but it is nonetheless rather nervewracking.

    Additionally, my God Daughter B. has significant autism (yes, girls can and do acquire autism, just at a lower rate – ( ten percent the rate of autism in boys). This is her first large cyclone. The sensory issues, not to mention significant routine change plus changed emotional atmosphere in the home will likely be very difficult and disruptive for her. My dear friend has significant sensory issues also so, Fr. Z. and kind readers PLEASE PRAY MIGHTILY FOR THEM, ESPECIALLY A. AND B.

    They hope to be received into the Anglican Ordinariate of the Catholic Church this Easter; please pray also that this occurs, that its facilitation will go without a hitch and they are kept safe physically, neurologically and spiritually during Cyclone Ita and aftermath and the coming weeks leading up to their reception into the AO.

    St. Ubaldus (sp) pray for them,
    Bl. John Paul II, pray for them,
    St. Margaret Clitherow, pray for them,
    Our Lady of the Southern Cross, pray for them,
    Our Lady, undooer of knots, pray for them,
    Our Lady, queen of peace, pray for them.

    Blessings,

    Rafqa,
    3,000km south of Far North Queensland.

  30. Angie Mcs says:

    Please pray for a wonderful priest at our church, Father B. He is young, active and seemed the picture of good health. Right now he is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack last week. The doctors are deciding on the next step after more tests are completed. We all miss him and his gentle smiles and kind ways. May he come back to us soon.

    I will pray for all of you here.