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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 have a serious personal petition.


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  1. FrDulli says:

    I would like to pray for the Holy Spirit to give the gift of ‘counsel’ to my ‘Parish Council’ tonight. It is our first meeting with new members.

  2. chantgirl says:

    I recently found out that I’m about 9 weeks pregnant. I conceived (from ultrasound dating) a few days before having ovarian surgery. Providentially, the little one was still in the fallopian tube during surgery, and so missed the drugs that they gave me. Also, my OB made a decision during surgery not to flood the fallopian tubes with dye, probably saving the little one. The difficulty is that we will now not be allowed to resign the lease on the house we rent, as we will have too many people for the number of bedrooms. Five bedroom houses are difficult to find to rent in affordable areas, and many landlords will never call you back when they find out that you have lots of kids. We can’t buy a house until we sell one that we still pay for in another city. Needless to say, I am leading a St. Joseph’s litany every night with my kids for a safe pregnancy and a resolution to our living situation. I think St. Joseph has a soft spot in his heart for pregnant women who need a place to live, and an old house to sell!

  3. The Sicilian Woman says:

    For the repose of the souls of our departed military service members, and for comfort, healing and peace for their loved ones.

    For our military service members suffering from physical, mental and emotional injuries, in particular Marine Staff Sergeant G.S., may they and their loved ones receive all of the care and support they need, and be comforted and healed.

    For a newborn member of my family, that he overcome his upbringing by his aetheist/agnostic/secular parents and become a faithful Catholic Christian, and that his grandparents grow a backbone to encourage this, and return fully to the faith themselves (same for the rest of my family).

    For myself, for my many long-term struggles and protection from despair.

    Thank you. I will add Fr. Z’s and all intentions posted and to be posted here to my Rosary.

  4. The Sicilian Woman says:

    P.S. Chantgirl, congratulations on the baby, and good luck with your housing situation!

  5. Jeannie_C says:

    For Mamajen, a regular commenter, who was scheduled for a C Section 10 days ago. We haven’t heard from her so assume she was delivered. For her healing, for her newborn and family.

    Also, for myself, for the kidney scan I am to have tomorrow that the diagnosis and treatment plan may go according to God’s will. Thank you.

  6. Angie Mcs says:

    Please pray for the soul of my cousin, Kathy. She contracted rheumatoid arthritis in her teens and spent a lifetime in terrible pain, but always struggled so bravely, working with special needs children, traveling, keeping her sense of humor and doing whatever she could do. Finally, her heart and lungs could no longer support her and she was bedridden for quite some time. At the end, she was so happy that hospice could give her enough morphine to make her pain free for the first time in decades. She left us yesterday, quietly and peacefully, at age 61. She was like a little sister to me, and I will miss her terribly. My greatest consolidation is that she is no longer in pain and I hope to see her again someday.

  7. I will add the above requests and all posted here, and especially yours, Fr. Z., to my rosary. I have two requests: one is that I am in a very difficult situation re. spiritual direction. Also please pray for someone whose long-time desire has been to fulfill a vocation to religious life. Thank you.

  8. cantrix says:

    For my mother, diagnosed with colon cancer a few weeks ago. She will undergo surgery on May 28. The doctors are encouraging about the outcome, but my parents are quite nervous.

    For myself, struggling with recent setbacks on multiple fronts, that I may overcome my natural tendency to depression and despair and seek only to do the will of God.

    I pray for you daily, Father, as well as all of the posted intentions.

  9. lizaanne says:

    For my cousin, Anne.
    Anne (we call her Annie) is in her late 40’s, and has suffered many years with MS. She lives with her slightly older sister who has cared for her for many years. They just lost their mother about two weeks ago after complications from a fractured rib — the elderly are so very fragile!!

    Anne is currently in the hospital, unconscious, and on a ventilator. Please pray that they can at least remove the vent and she can breathe on her own, while they work out the rest of her issues.

    Their family has been through so much loss and pain lately – please keep them in your prayers.

    Thank you so very very much.

  10. e.e. says:

    Please pray for us as we continue our journey to adopt a sibling group, that God would remove all the obstacles and make us a family.

    Please also pray for my brother, who is struggling to find a job that pays enough to make ends meet, and all others who are facing unemployment or economic hardship.

  11. LarryW2LJ says:

    Please keep Donald McClarey and his wife Catherine, and their son 21 year old son, Lawrence in your prayers. Donald is the author of “The American Catholic” blog. Lawrence passed away Pentecost morning. This is surely a difficult time for them.

  12. Catholic Granny says:

    Please pray for our young son who suffers from chronic health issues and has now lost his faith and belief in God. Please pray that he will find his faith and love for our Lord through his suffering. Thank you.

  13. Philangelus says:

    Please pray for God to guide the outcome of an interpersonal/contractual situation I’m in right now, and which I’m not sure how God would prefer to be resolved.

  14. Philangelus says:

    Hit ‘post’ too soon, sorry. S.G. is from my son’s high school and is in very bad shape in the hospital right now with a massive infection. Last week they weren’t sure he’d survive at all. Please pray for his recovery.

    And I will pray for everyone’s intentions in this post during my rosary today. God bless.

  15. Bosco says:

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
    I will keep all of you and your intentions in my daily rosary.

  16. VexillaRegis says:

    Dear Sicilian Woman: I’m still praying for you (and have been doing so since you first told us about your distressing situation.) Don’t despair! Time to ask for the intercession of St Michael, it seems. St Lucy and St Agatha (sicilians) will be busy too, aswell as Sts Henry of Finland, Knut of Denmark, Olaf of Norway and Bridget of Sweden.

  17. Jack Hughes says:

    I will of course keep everyone in my prayers.

    Could I please ask for help with my visa application to study for the Priesthood in the States

  18. Eugene says:

    forod may continue to my mother Caterina, who is fighting cancer still, after the removal of 75% of her stomach, that God may continue to strengthen her and that she continue to persevere in FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY.
    I pray for all your petitions as well, God, bless, guide and protect you all

  19. katerosemar says:

    Veni Sancte Spiritus . . .
    Please pray for a dear friend who is hospitalized with several problems including with her bone marrow and her eye.

    For myself, for a pressing special intention.

    I’ll be praying for the others listed here, but I’ll have to check back later to read them–have to catch a bus for work now.

  20. DumSpiroSpero says:

    I am offering all of your prayer intentions in my prayers today and every day–Please do me a favor and pray for my father who has been struggling to recover from a rather difficult surgery–he is still not eating and drinking properly and he needs to do so to get his strength back and heal properly. Thank you all and God Bless

  21. chantgirl says:

    Eugene, may I suggest prayer through the intercession of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi? She was christened Caterina, and during her early time with the Carmelites experienced excruciating stomach pain. Her feast day is coming up on May 25th.

    For those wanting to read about her life and works, you can read bout them here:

  22. Matt R says:

    For a personal intention.
    For my family’s continued conversion.
    For my peers that they might heal in Christ from all the stuff they have gotten into these past few years.
    For the expectant mothers at my parish.
    For my grandmother’s recovery from cancer surgery.
    For my sister and her classmates as they prepare for Confirmation on Thursday evening. Thanks.

  23. Matt R says:

    For the repose of the souls of Fr Ray Hoffman, CR and Fr Charles Schoenbaechler, CR.

  24. Phil_NL says:

    For favorable results from some blood tests.


  25. Liz says:

    Please pray for my eldest who has been sick since a mission trip in Central America ten weeks ago. She is to see a surgeon tomorrow. Hopefully, we can get some answers. Thank you and prayers for you all.

  26. Torpedo1 says:

    I’ll pray for everyone here. Please pray for me and for all my personal intentions.

  27. frahobbit says:

    The petitions here are included in my prayers.

  28. frahobbit says:

    PS As well as for Fr. Z’s intentions :)

  29. frahobbit says:

    Please pray for my co-workers: Lorraine needs a new kidney and is enduring dialisys (sp?) and Yadira lost her sister and her sister’s husband within a week. Thank you.

  30. quid quaeritis says:

    If you can spare a prayer, for me, that I may find financing to carry out postgrad studies at a very reputable institution abroad where I’ve been offered a spot (a big deal for me)… and perhaps too a prayer that if it doesn’t work out, I have the courage to accept whatever Providence has planned instead. Very gratefully, quid quaeritis.

  31. Jack Hughes says:

    please pray for England as the government continues its slide into moral depravity

  32. Maxiemom says:

    My mother will be undergoing open heart surgery this Thursday to replace her aortic valve and do a double bypass. She is 84 and has some health issues may complicate things. If you could spare a prayer for the success of her surgery and for the surgical team who will work on her, I would greatly appreciate it.

  33. David Zampino says:

    Praying, Father!

  34. Janine says:

    for Fr. J
    – I am praying for all the intentions here.

  35. av8er says:

    For the souls of those lost in today’s tornado in Moore OK and that the families may find refuge in the Lord.

    Please pray for my wife and he continued conversion.
    Thank you.

  36. AV8R61 says:

    For Father Z’s and everyone’s intentions here, I pray. Please pray for the repose of the soul of my mother, SL, and a serious intention of my own.

  37. lux_perpetua says:

    for two friends and their first baby, who was delivered by emergency c-section and has severe medical complications that the doctors cannot yet diagnose.

    you are all in my prayers–especially those battling despair. i know the battle well.

  38. campello says:

    For the healing of Fr. B who will celebrate 10 years as a priest on 24 May 2013, but is in a fight for his life with cancer right now.

  39. Suburbanbanshee says:

    For discernment of God’s will, now that I’ve lost my job.

  40. RCOkie says:

    For all those affected by the tornadoes in the last 24 hours here in Oklahoma, especially in Shawnee and Moore.

  41. StJude says:

    Chaplet of the Divine Mercy said for you all.

    For Larry who suffered a stroke.
    For my brother to find a good job.
    For my personal intentions.

  42. The Sicilian Woman says:

    VexillaRegis, that is a fine brigade of saints you have assembled. Thank you so very much for that and your continued prayers!

    And thanks to all of you here supporting each other through prayer.

  43. tealady24 says:

    For all those affected by the tornado in Moore, OK, may the Lord and his Mother be with them!
    For my son’s best friends father, Tom, who succcumbed on Friday to complications of kidney failure. He was 61.
    For all of Fr. Z’s prayer requests, today and always.
    Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

  44. aviva meriam says:

    For all those affected by the tornadoes, that the Lord will be with them…. comfort them and assist them to do your will.

    For my best friend Debra…. that she is able to rebuild her career.
    For my son, that his upcoming surgery will be his last.
    For my husband, that his business continues to grow
    For two other urgent special intentions.

    For all of Fr. Z’s prayer requests.
    For His Holiness, Pope Francis and all the clergy…..
    For our Nation… that we can recover our values and rebuild our society with respect for Life and our Creator.

  45. MikeM says:

    For my grandfather, who’s begun that period of elderly life where he has to bounce from hospitals to rehabs, to “homes” and back home, resuming the cycle.

    And, I would appreciate your prayers for me in a particular spiritual battle that has kicked up lately.

  46. For a special intention, through Our Lady Undoer of Knots…
    For our son discerning high school seminary…
    For the Boy Scouts of America as the annual meeting and voting process begins…

    With my prayers for you and all your intentions.

  47. I would like to echo Jack Hughes’ request, too. Please pray for England. Parliament has just voted for gay marriage (House of Commons). It will now go to the House of Lords.
    Suburbanbanshee, I will pray for you. This could also be a new beginning of something great, even if it does not feel like that at the minute.

  48. Panterina says:

    Lost my job yesterday, after 16 years. I have to provide for my wife, mother-in-law, and 4 year old. God knows best and will provide, and your prayers are guaranteed to help, especially to heal my anxiety (I have a heart condition). I’ll reciprocate by praying for everyone’s intentions here.

  49. Vox Laudis says:

    For the upcoming pastoral re-assignments in our diocese.
    For several personal intentions including health and employment.
    I will pray for all these intentions.

  50. Animadversor says:

    Please pray for me as I deal with very grave internal and external difficulties, or rather, pray that I may be able to deal with them, since because of my native depression, perfectionism and pessimism I feel wholly overwhelmed and paralyzed, especially since I must handle these things alone. I confess I am very frightened, not only of the external difficulties, but also of myself. Although I have no intention of ever doing “anything foolish,” and indeed have a very firm intention of not doing such a thing, I quite understand how middle-aged men in my position can feel such despair. I hope that this has not been too obscure. Many thanks to all who may spare a prayer for me.

  51. Animadversor, I will add you to my rosary intention. Have you got a spiritual director? A good spiritual director can be enormous help in the situation you describe.

  52. RMT says:

    I just got word that my masters thesis was accepted and my girlfriend accepted my proposal for marriage on the same day!!!!!

    Prayers that I swiftly find a job and that I can be the man that I need to be for my new fiance would be appreciated

  53. Phil_NL says:

    congratulations, RMT (and Mrs RMT-to-be)!

    And thanks all for the prayers, the tests came out as good as could realistically be hoped for.

  54. StWinefride says:

    In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of a dear Priest, Abbé S. He will be missed.

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

  55. Just to say thank you to all who have prayed for my intentions above – there has been a move in both. The Lord is good.

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