Prayer request for a priest

I am getting e-mail from a priest acquaintance, Fr. B, who is suffering from some pretty dreadful maladies.  He is in a clinic right now.

Would you in your charity stop and, right now, say a prayer for him?


I received this note from the priest in question.


I will soon be offering a quiet Mass to thank those who are offering some prayers for me. I will offer this Mass for them, their families and intentions.




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  1. Random Friar says:

    Certainly! I will remember him at Mass as well!

  2. DavidJ says:

    Saints Cosmas and Damian pray for him!

  3. marthawrites says:

    I try to say a Litany of Compassion for the Sick each day. Today’s special intention will be for that priest. May God turn His gracious countenance toward him and give him His peace.

  4. irishgirl says:

    An Ave has been said for him….dearest Mary, please help Fr. Z’s friend, Fr. B.

  5. Clinton says:

    … and done.

  6. DebbieInCT says:


  7. An American Mother says:

    Hear us, Almighty and most merciful God and Saviour; extend thy accustomed goodness to this thy servant who is grieved with sickness. Visit him, O Lord, with thy loving mercy, and so restore him to his former health, that he may give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  8. Dr. Eric says:

    I offer my prayers through the intercession of Sts. Cyrus, John, Luke, Cosmas, Damien, Panteleimon, Gianna Beretta Molla, Giuseppe Moscati, and Blessed Laszlo.

  9. Theotimus says:

    I’ve said a prayer for Fr. B and will remember him when I celebrate Mass tomorrow.

  10. wanda says:

    American Mother, Beautiful prayer.

    I have prayed for Fr. B. and will continue to pray for him. Perhaps in our daily prayers for Priests, we might remember those who are ill, also.

  11. AngelineOH says:


  12. An American Mother says:

    wanda, the Anglicans (before the prayerbook “reform”) had some beautiful prayers for all occasions. This is one of the old ones that our family has used for years. I like to think of it carrying all the heartfelt prayers of those that have used the form for generations.

    And I agree, it’s an excellent idea to pray for priests who are ill on a regular basis.

  13. Melania says:


    I hope that Fr. B also has people with him to cheer him up and give him moral/emotional support. That’s pretty important when facing serious illness. I’ll pray that he has that as well.

  14. Excuse us dear Mother if we, your children, trouble you again with a humble request.

    Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum! Benedicta in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.

    Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

  15. Jane says:

    Praying for Fr. B.

  16. Liz F says:

    Praying for Fr. B. God bless him!

  17. Agnes says:

    Done. Thanks for the update.

  18. irishgirl says:

    Thanks for the update as well, Fr. Z!

    We’re always happy to assist you with prayers for your sick confreres-you can count on us!

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