Prayer requests

First, I would appreciate some prayers for myself.  I am dealing with something pretty uncomfortable right now and hope it’ll be better today, please God.

I have had a lot of requests for prayer from people by email.  Whenever I get one I do stop and say a prayer and try to remember you in praying my office as well.

However, I would also ask your prayers explicitly for a priest of the SSPX, Fr. Daniel Couture, the district superior in Asia, who is battling Dengue Fever.  

And I thought my lot was tough.

For those for whom we have promised to pray, hear us O Lord.

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  1. Ostende nobis, misericordiam tuam.
    Et salutaris tuum da nobis.
    Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.
    Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. Amen.

  2. Father, I will be praying for both you and for Fr. Couture. God bless you today and always.
    If you would not mind, please pray for me as well–for my family situation, which is problematic.

  3. jbalza007 says:

    Will pray for Fr. Coutere, as well as for your intentions Father Z, later at mass and the rosary that follows. Also requesting prayers for my ailing dad. He’s been having liver problems and doctor told him yesterday that he’ll probably last up to six months at most.

  4. jbalza007 says:

    Oops. Sorry I misspelled Fr. Couture’s name.

  5. Warren says:

    I am praying for you, Father John, and Father Couture, and for MaryAgnes and her family and for the dad of jbalza007. I ask for the intercession of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

  6. irishgirl says:

    Sent up a Hail Mary for both Father Couture and you, Father Z, asking her for help in your sufferings.

  7. Mariana says:

    Done, for you, Father, and all mentioned above.

  8. disney1957 says:

    Just said a prayer for you. Does that mean your trip to Kalamazoo isn’t going to happen? :(

  9. Ellen says:

    Prayers from me. I’d like to request prayers for my 90 year old father. He had an upset stomach and now we can’t get him to eat.

  10. ckdexterhaven says:

    Father, I just prayed for you and Father Coutere. Will also add (both) intentions when the kids and I say the Rosary this evening. God Bless.

  11. lucy says:

    Praying for you and your well being and intentions, Fr. Z. Please keep our bishop in your prayers, everyone, we just learned he has lung cancer.

  12. Fr Matthew says:

    Done, and will also remember you and your intentions during my Liturgy of the Hours this afternoon.

  13. janek3615 says:

    Prayers said, Father. Thank you for asking.

  14. wanda says:

    Have prayed and will continue to pray for you, Father Z. and for Fr. Couture. Will remember everyone’s intentions as well.

  15. Tiber89 says:

    Fr.Z, Praying for you and Fr. Couture… will continue praying for your intentions. Wishing you both a quick recovery!

  16. ejcmartin says:

    Praying for you and Father Couture. If any of you are willing please add my wife and me to your prayers. I am in hospital awaiting open heart surgery. My wife suffers from rheumatoid athritis and is at home taking care of our two young boys. On top of that she has just miscarried. Please prayer for us to get through all of this.

  17. doanli says:

    Saying prayers, Father.

  18. momoften says:

    Prayers for you and Father Couture and prayers for you ejcmartin…place your trust in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, she never fails us.

  19. susanna says:

    Prayers ascending for you both.

  20. Joan M says:

    Prayers ascending.

  21. Supertradmum says:

    May the Sacred Heart of Jesus surround both of you with great mercy and love.

  22. Mike says:

    Will definitely pray for you and the SSPX priest.

  23. cantrix says:

    Prayers sent up for all who have asked. Thank you, Fr. Z.

  24. HighMass says:


    Will add you to my prayer list….God Bless YOU, and Fr. Couture

  25. Liz F says:

    Prayers being said for all of the above intentions, especially your family, ejcmartin. Wow. God bless you all. (p.s. whenever I read posts that either ask for prayers, or I see that people need prayers I do pray for those intentions. I just don’t want to post over and over that I’m praying for each situation and distract from the original post. Please be assured of our family’s prayers though. I wonder how many prayers happen as a result of this blog. I love being Catholic. I love the whole Communion of Saints thing. How blessed we are!)

  26. It’s Friday, and it good to offer some penance and one’s sufferings for our intentions, including those of reparation for sins.

    Especially sins against the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

  27. Mitchell NY says:

    I said a prayer for both for the lifting of the pains that inflict the mind and body with suffering. Allow the prayers of some simple lay folk to lift you up as high as incense can travel. Until, just like incense, whatever is weighing you down, dissapates.

  28. jmgarciajr says:

    Will offer up my Chaplet of Divine Mercy for these intentions.


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  30. carolg says:

    Praying for you now and everyday. Extra prayers for your special intention.
    Prayers for Fr Couture.
    Our lady of Fatima, pray for you.

  31. yatzer says:

    Prayers for all.

  32. anthtan says:

    Praying for you, Father.

  33. Mariana says:

    “I wonder how many prayers happen as a result of this blog. I love being Catholic. I love the whole Communion of Saints thing.”


  34. bernadette says:

    I will remember you and Father Couture when I pray the Rosary today.

  35. JoyfulMom7 says:

    Prayers, Father dear, for you and for Fr. Couture. (Actually, I pray for you and other priest friends each day, but will add in prayers for your healing until you are feeling well again).

  36. Tina in Ashburn says:

    of course

  37. AnAmericanMother says:

    Prayers aloft for you and for Fr. Couture.

  38. Mashenka says:

    Adding my prayers for you and Father Couture, for restored strength and good health.

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