An important prayer petition request… please!

Will you take a moment, in your goodness, to pray – now – and maybe other times of the day and the days to come – for a friend of mine who will undergo surgery on Thursday 8 July for a tumor in his brain?

Please pray perhaps a Memorare or other prayer, any prayer, for "P", who might be embarrassed to see his name in public in such a way.  Even Mary’s great "Fiat… Let it be done according to Your will!"

I ask for a real outpouring of your prayers for a positive outcome to this surgery, for he has great responsibilities and many people depend on him.


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  1. Mrs Kate says:

    I prayed a Memorare for ‘P’ and will continue to pray for him.
    Jesus mercy, Mary help.

  2. Girgadis says:

    Done, and will add “P” to my list of intentions to my novena to St. Therese.

  3. jaykay says:

    Done. ‘May the most just, the most high, the most lovable will of God be done, praised and exalted above all things this day and for evermore. Amen.’ We learned that one at school, to be used for intentions. It’s indulgenced as well.

  4. wanda says:


  5. DetJohn says:

    I prayed for him. I am going to mass this evening and will add him to my intentions.

  6. Frank H says:

    Memorare prayed. I will also say a rosary for P later today.

  7. Fr Matthew says:

    I prayed the Memorare and will remember P as a second intention in the sacrifice of the Mass I will offer this evening.

  8. TrueLiturgy says:


  9. Mike says:

    I will remember him in my prayers today and at Mass tomorrow, for sure.

  10. doanli says:

    Done and will continue to do so.

  11. Bryan says:

    Done, with a Rosary for extra ‘punch’, for your intention, P”‘s successful surgery, and, in all things, His will be done.

  12. poohbear says:

    Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for ‘P’.

  13. Consilio et Impetu says:

    May Saint Luke guide the surgeon’s hands through out the procedure. “P” is in my prayers.

  14. jucundushomo says:

    “P” has a prayer card for him in my breviary, so I will remember to pray for him throughout the day!

  15. smad0142 says:


  16. Luke says:

    A Memorare and three Aves offered. I will continue to pray.

  17. Joan M says:


  18. RichR says:

    May Our Lady’s mantle of protection cover “P” and give him peace.

  19. Paulo says:


  20. Thomas in MD says:

    Done and will keep it up!

  21. DavidJ says:

    on it

  22. Agnes says:

    Prayers for P.

  23. Mariana says:

    Done and will continue.

  24. Gregg the Obscure says:

    As you and your readers kindly prayed for me in my hour of need, I am glad to do so today.

  25. GirlCanChant says:

    Praying today and will offer tomorrow up for him.

  26. Gulielmus says:

    I believe I also know “P.” Many prayers ascending for him.

    Stella maris, ora pro nobis.

  27. AngelineOH says:


  28. YadaYada says:

    In solidarity, prayers.

  29. Sacristymaiden says:

    Done. Will keep “P” in my prayers.

  30. motheroften says:

    memorare said, and will remember P in our family rosay as well.

  31. Jane says:

    Praying for P.

  32. VEXILLA REGIS says:


  33. Mashenka says:

    Adding prayers for P.

  34. DebbieInCT says:

    Done and will continue.

  35. Dr. Eric says:

    I offer my prayers through the intercession of Sts. Peregrine, Gianna Beretta Molla, Luke, Panteleimon, Cyrus, John, and Raphael.

  36. AnAmericanMother says:

    Prayers for “P”.

  37. Clinton says:

    Done, and will continue.

  38. Tiber89 says:

    Praying for “P” and a successful outcome. Will continue prayers +

  39. Praying. July 8 has some interesting saints.

    St. Grimbald, founder of Oxford, pray for us that the doctors be learned and skilled.
    St. Killian, remember your beheading and pray for better cutting than you got, and for the complete healing of P’s poor head from the tumor.
    St. Elizabeth of Portugal, pray for P with all your generosity.
    St. Marie Amandine, pray that P and his family and friends may have joy and laughter in their hearts, to make his cross of surgery, recovery, and uncertainty easier to bear.

    In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

  40. JackG says:

    St Raphael, please pray for “P”.

  41. cirrus says:

    Memorare said along with a prayer to Christ the Healer and a prayer for yourself in these worrying times.

  42. wanda says:

    Prayed, praying this morning and will pray today for ‘P’.

  43. Liz F says:


  44. irishgirl says:

    Just sent up a Hail Mary for your friend, Father Z!

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel, please pray for ‘P’.

  45. janek3615 says:

    I hope that my prayers will still be timely for your friend’s recovery. God grant him a total recovery and bless you all.

  46. Prayers ascending!

  47. UbiCaritas says:

    Done, and will continue to remember P throughout the day.

  48. sugrue says:

    I prayed the Memorare for P and will continue to do so through the day and coming week.

  49. Andrew Lomas says:


    May Our Lady of Walsingham intercede for ‘P’

  50. dimsum says:

    I will keep “P” in my prayers.

  51. JoyfulMom7 says:

    Prayed for your friend and will continue to pray for him in my daily Rosary.

  52. M Heller says:

    Prayers for your friend.

  53. q7swallows says:

    Since–with an angel poke?–I recalled this intention for “P” right at the priest’s Communion this morning at Mass, I offered that — as well as my own a little later.  (But it felt far more efficacious offering the pastor’s!)  Children also offered their Mass intentions this morning for him.  And other cor ad Cor prayers were offered today for “P” in His Majesty’s Presence.  His Will be done, of course.  Delighted to have been asked!  Delighted to help out.

  54. Thank you all very much for the prayers.

    Keep them going.

    I will hopefully get news soon.

  55. Prof. Basto says:

    Done yesterday.
    Done today.
    Will continue as asked.

  56. carolg says:

    Memorare, Ave’s and praying for the intercession of St Padre Pio.
    We will keep them coming for P’s healing and recovery.

  57. Ave Maria…

    for P.


  58. Still praying, off and on.

  59. jmhj5 says:

    Father -I also had cancer surgery on July 8,2010. Breast cancer with cells found in on of the cent. lobes. I will offer my pain and discomfort for the Bishops, priest, sisters, who support pro-choice and the Obama health care. That is also the Caatholic hospitals that are now pro-choice. My suffering will not go wasted. Thank you my JESUS! Mary pray for us!

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