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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.

Something is up. I’m getting many more requests for prayers than last year at this time

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.

I still have a pressing personal petition.

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  1. Elizabeth D says:

    For J., a homeless man who is in the hospital
    For L., freedom from addiction
    For R., who converted to the Catholic Faith and needs grace to persevere and grow in Christ
    For J., a high school student whose parents are returning to their home country to take care of ill grandparents and leaving him with neighbors to finish school, and for his younger sisters who are moving with their parents, especially for their faith life
    For all our priests, bishops, religious, and dedicated Catholic lay people.
    For other intentions.

  2. aviva meriam says:

    For P, a Homeless Vet
    For J.S. that she and her family find peace
    In Gratitude for the efforts of S.G, and D.M: may their work to improve the boys school continue
    In Gratitude for the healing of my son, and the amazing medical care given by his doctors and their staff… Please God, may it continue
    In Gratitude for the prayers of many who have interceded for us
    In Gratitude for and on the behalf of all priests, bishops, religious;
    For myself, I have one urgent special intention
    For all other intentions

  3. DavidJ says:

    For my wife who is due with our 5th child (3rd son) any minute now.
    For my daughter Rose who is sick and has had trouble keeping water down today.
    For my family with a car whose engine did its best to explode yesterday.
    For all who’ve asked for my prayers.

  4. brk says:

    For S, who was laid off 2 years ago: that he would find a good job soon to support his sick wife, children

  5. SimonR says:

    For me please that I would stop getting panic/anxiety attacks about work. I have been having one through this Christmas Eve and it affects my spiritual life. Thank you.

  6. Mike says:

    For troubled marriages.

    I will pray for all these intentions!

  7. Mike says:

    For my neighbor B., still recovering from a stroke.
    For everyone in and out of uniform who keeps us safe.
    That everyone who is alienated from God may find Him through the grace of prayer which He offers to all.
    That the faith of Catholics may be strengthened and deepened, and their courage and humility bolstered, by the gifts of the Holy Spirit as the chastisement intensifies from outside and inside the Church.

  8. Rachel K says:

    For all those who have died through tragic circumstances over the past few days, and for their families and loved ones who will grieve over this season which should be so joyous.

  9. StnyPtGuy says:

    For my wife and I. I did something stupid tonight. She doesn’t want to speak with me. I may have ruined our Christmas, in an instant. I don’t know what to do, or say.

  10. Cathy says:

    Please pray for my parents. They are old, sick, bitter, and unrepentant atheists.

    Praying for all of you and your intentions. Have a very blessed and grace filled Christmas season.

  11. LeslieL says:

    On this gentle Christmas Eve, I hold all of your prayers and petitions in my heart and prayers. As I prepare to attend Midnight Mass, I promise a special prayer for all of those listed, for Fr. Z’s intention, and for those intentions we hold silently in our hearts.
    Please, if you would, keep in mind a very special intention for a dear friend of mine, a young priest, Fr. JM.
    Thank you so much – God bless, and Merry Christmas!

  12. John Grammaticus says:

    My intentions:

    a) I’ve spent the past few weeks suffering from a relapse of myofacial syndrome, basically the muscles on the right side of my face are currently compromised and its playing havoc with my eating and speaking; I am offering it up but its something which largely has to to away by itself (prayers for it to do so please)

    b) I will be jobless as of New Years Eve, any prayers to St Joseph for a new position which will enable me to move out of home (26yr old badly needs to move out of the nest)

    c) Medium – longer term That I can find a Bishop willing to take me, my Godfather who is also a Priest is going to talk to friends of his who MIGHT be able to set me up with a Bishop in the New Year – please direct prayers to St John Rossi

    d) Prayers for the conversion of all souls throughout the world

    Will pray for everyone here

  13. Bea says:

    For our host’s (Fr. Z) personal petition.
    For Our beloved Church and her faithful priests.
    For misguided priests that they may live in the fullness of their vocation and grow closer to Christ.
    For holy vocations, that young men will answer God’s Call.
    For all policemen in our country and their safety in these troubling times.
    For all servicemen away from home and those who have returned wounded.
    For troubled marriages that they may find peace.
    For faithful marriages that they may grow in closeness and holiness.
    For single people discerning their vocation (choosing a holy spouse or answering God’s call to the priesthood.)
    For my husband’s health and cure from cancer.

    For all posters here that they may have a holy joyful Christmas.

  14. stjoe says:

    In thanksgiving…earlier in the month our daughter needed some scholastic miracles…each of you prayed…and they were all granted! Thank you so much for your prayers!

    Please pray for my mother who will have breast cancer surgery in January and my father whose PSA scores were rising really fast that both will experience the healing hand of the Lord.

    Please pray for my personal ministry, writing books about the saints and for a better opportunity at my workplace where I can really use my talents.

  15. New Amsterdam says:

    For Father Z’s pressing personal petition.
    Father, if you’re willing to share could you say a bit more about how pressing it is? A specific date on the calendar offers specific intercessory opportunity. Same with a season, etc.
    A blessed Nativity to you all.

  16. Jerome Vincent says:

    For M, a young lady I used to teach in middle school, now doing her best to bear up with a hellish broken home life between mother and stepfather.

    Thank you all, and Merry Christmas.

  17. JimRB says:

    For me, that I may live my vocation to its fullest.
    For my wife, that she may come home to the Church.
    For my four children, that they may grow in wisdom and stature and faith.
    For a new business I have begun, that it may be faithful and fruitful.

  18. Eugene says:

    I oray for all those who have posted and for Fr. Z’s personal petition.
    Please pray for my intentions:
    – for the health of my recently widowed father, struggling with loneliness after the death of my mother
    – for the return to the sacraments of my wife and children and extended family members
    – for help with my very demanding work as I approach another year end
    – for the return of a sense of sense of sin in our church in the world
    – for an end to abortion
    – for a restoration of the true meaning of marriage
    – for the return to teaching of doctrine in our church
    – in thanksgiving to God for faithful Catholics like the readers of this blog

    A blessed, peaceful Christmas to all and most especially to Fr. Z. who allows us faithful Catholics to gather on his Blog.

  19. Skeinster says:

    A blessed Christmas to all!

    A prayer of thanksgiving, please, for the amount of recovery our daughter has made from her car
    accident of a year ago. Many thanks to all who have prayed for us over the year.

    The conversion of family members and prudence for me in handling this situation.

    will pray for all your intentions.

  20. andia says:

    For a special intention for Father David Bialkowski.

    For me to get a job that I like and that I can pay all my bills on .

  21. andia says:

    And for the Christians of Syria, Iraq and Nigeria where they are suffering so, their priests and bishops.

    And for all priests and religious.

  22. Marlon says:

    For Fr. Z’s personal petition.
    For a friend who is looking for a new job.

    I will pray for all the intentions here during the Christmas Octave.

  23. Darrin says:

    For all the intentions mentioned, and thought of, and for my own. May Our Holy Mother pray for us and be our advocate before the Throne of God.

    Haily Holy Queen, Mothere of Mercy,
    Our life, our sweetness and our hope.
    To Thee do we cry, poor bansished children of Eve,
    to Thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this
    valley of tears.
    Turn then Most Gracious Advocate, Thine eyes of mercy toward us,
    and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of Thy Womb, Jesus!
    O’ clement o’ loving, o sweet Virgin Mary.
    Pray for us O’ Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

  24. Allan S. says:

    For new serious health issues following my successful battle against cancer a few years ago; new issues are life threatening, high risk of sudden death. Prayers for wife and family too.

    I have prayed for all here. Thank you!

  25. Kathleen10 says:

    For Fr. Z.’s intentions, and the heartbreaking intentions mentioned here.
    For a good position to open up for me, our finances are collapsing.
    For my family, especially my sister’s husband, children, and grandchildren, as they must now face life without her. thank you all.

  26. Deborah Maxwell says:

    I pray sincerely for Fr. Z’s pressing personal petition.

  27. Solanelles says:

    Please pray for my dearest grandfather, who is dying right now. He is what people call a “non-practicing” Catholic and he might die without receiving the Anointing of the Sick, so I truly fear for his soul. Thank you very much!

    Will pray for the other readers’ petitions.

  28. AdTrinitatemPerMariam says:

    For M.B., the mother of a priest friend of mine, as she recuperates from surgery.

  29. rtrainque says:

    -For safe travels this Saturday as I make the drive to finally meet in person a wonderful young woman I met via CatholicMatch. For both of us to be able to prudently discern and fully be open to God’s will.
    -For a cousin and her children facing an extremely difficult situation (and in thanksgiving that she has started RCIA)
    -For our new Bishop Christopher Coyne, and that he will help expand the opportunities for the TLM within the diocese.

  30. Theodore says:

    – For my youngest daughter who was involved in a traffic accident today.
    – For my son-in-law who is driving to be with her today.
    – For Dr Jerry Pournelle who is recovering from a stroke sustained last week.

  31. nykash says:

    In thanksgiving… my wife’s scan turned up no more cancer after successful surgery and radiation. Deo gratias!

    For my own career, that I may use my skills for the greater glory of God.

    For our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ in the Middle East.

  32. Ouida says:

    Prayer request for Linda. She has serious cancer and may not recover. She and her husband adopted a family of 5 young children (brothers & sisters) several years ago, and she is concerned about leaving them and her husband. Also, please pray that I will sell my house on the coast of Mississippi (my husband passed away 3 1/2 years ago and I must sell for financial reasons). It has been on the market for almost 2 years and I cannot make the mortgage payments. My son is making them and this is a great hardship on him and his family. I pray the Lord will bless them for their sacrifice.

    In thanksgiving for all my blessings.

  33. Mariana2 says:

    Happy to pray for all the above intentions.

  34. VexillaRegis says:

    For a peaceful and happy new year for all of you!

  35. I would like to ask your prayers for someone who was a late vocation to religious life; she has recently left the noviciate after 4 months because of physical-spiritual exhaustion. That she may be able to rebuild her spiritual life; and that she may find the place God intends for her in life.

  36. jameeka says:

    Many thanks for the prayers for AB, on last urgent prayer list. She is out of hospital more than one week now, still has her colon, and may be even contemplating returning to work next week, blood clots still sloshing around a bit. A Miracle, thank you thank you for your prayers and God’s Divine Intervention, and please keep praying.
    Happy 2015!

  37. defend_us_in_battle says:

    I have a pressing personal petition, too, Father. I really need prayers for this special intention! Please, everyone on this blog, in your kindness, pray for me…this is urgent and causing me a great deal of anxiety.

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