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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.

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I still have two pressings personal petitions.  No, I actually have THREE now.  I can’t get a break, it seems.  Ut Deus….


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  1. xsosdid says:

    Please pray for my son, Nick (21), with whom I am in ongoing dialogue about his doubts with the Faith. He is also in an inappropriate relationship with a young lady.
    Very upsetting ….

  2. Pater Z, Faxit ergo Deus . . . You are remembered daily during Lent, along with the priest(s) who struggle with the usus antiquior.

    My own petition is that I will continue to say “Yes” to God who has given to me, as a vocation, to suffer. I know that I “look well”, but what is wrong with me is on the inside, regarding skeletal anomalies. Because I now know that it is a vocation I am at peace. But the daily road is hard: “Lead, Kindly Light . . . “.

    I will recommend the needs of any others in need to the prayers of Sts. John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila. Although I learned a long time ago that John writes that the Cross is meant to become a staff, and so you might not find relief, but rather–and hopefully–the knowledge that Jesus is closest to those who suffer, and loves you very much. May God reward you in your adversity.

  3. JohnE says:

    The pull of the secular culture is strong. I will pray for you and your son. Pray for mine as well. He’s 13, but says he doesn’t feel God is present when he’s tried to pray. It seems like he wants to give up.

  4. Mariana2 says:

    Please pray for my son (19) also. He is completely off the rails, very childish and easily influenced by anyone but his father and me. He also doesn’t “need actually to go to church” as he can “love God anywhere”.

    I’m honoured to pray for the intentions above and, later, those who will be added.

  5. ann1e says:

    I am a homeschooling mother of five children aged between 7 years and 3 months old. My youngest baby was born via emergency c section ( he was my third section) and was told that my uterine lining was so thin that I should wait at least a year before conceiving again. Well, turns out I’m looking pregnant again and I’m terrified. I have to wait a few more days to confirm but I know my body and everything is saying I am. I know I should be happy with whatever God gives, but to be honest, I’m simply not ready for another one so soon and the fear that’s welling up inside me is crushing me. My body trembles from the thought of being pregnant again as the symptoms I experience are debilitating and make it very hard to fulfill my duties as a mother to my other children.

    We also don’t get much support from either of our families and our life is already overwhelming. I just don’t know how I’m going to do this. In your kindness, please beg God to let this cup pass from me. I’m so scared. Many thanks.

  6. Mike says:

    Our faithful parish priest has been working himself to exhaustion. Please pray that he get the rest and spiritual sustenance he needs, and that we parishioners may serve him in charity and fidelity.

  7. VexillaRegis says:

    All Christians in the Middle East are in dire need of our prayers. ISIS must be crushed!

    Please pray for my parish. Our pastor has now come up with yet a new weird way of acting towards us and other people – in addition to his ordinary aggressive behaviour.

    Prayers for three personal intentions of mine would be very much appreciated.

    I will pray for all intentions in this thread.

  8. tnconvert says:

    I am praying for all these intentions, and yours, Father.
    In charity, please include my friend, Tina in your intercessions. Thyroid cancer has recurred in her lung and she will begin treatment Monday. This includes a process of powerful I131 ingestion and days of isolation.

  9. Moro says:

    I’m praying for the success of two interviews that I have next week. May they be successful and lead to a new job by Easter.

  10. beelady says:

    Please pray for my husband, Pat. He was recently diagnosed with several heart issues that are very serious. He is only 51 years old and the news has been a shock to us. We also ask for prayers for his physician, Dr. Thakur. That he be given wisdom to make an accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan for Pat.

    I will pray for the intentions of the others who post in this thread.

    Thank-you for your prayers!

  11. Lucy C says:

    Please pray for my sister, Dena. Friday evening she was involved in a very serious car accident and sustained multiple injuries. She is in the hospital in critical condition. Please pray for her recovery, for her family, and for the doctors, nurses and other medical staff involved in her care. Thank you and God bless you.

  12. FloridaJoan says:

    I will offer my Sunday Mass and Communion ( as well as my rosary ) for all the intentions here.

    pax et bonum

  13. aliceinstpaul says:

    ann1e, I will pray very hard for you, for courage, mercy, and that many graces be poured on you.

    JohnE, the belief that our feelings tell us about God is a very pernicious way the modern world has attacked our Faith and our faith. Perhaps these two bits by Amy Welborn will help.

    Here’s one:
    and here’s another:

    Here’s an excerpt from the first:
    -I was talking to someone who knew a younger teen who was experiencing some faith questions. In fact, this young person had reluctantly determined that he must be an agnostic. Why? Because he didn’t and couldn’t seem to feel anything.

    -When I heard this, my heart cracked a little and then I experienced a moment of clarity, in which my sometimes inchoate skepticism about youth ministry all pulled together and made sense.

    -I thought about all of the youth ministry programs that I see and am somewhat familiar with, that my kids are invited to participate in. They’re all emotionally-based. One one level, they’re about the emotion of enjoyment and fun, based on the assumption that this is necessary in order to just get them in the door. Moving to another level, they tend to emphasize other emotions – joy, remorse, connectedness, excitement – from retreats to Adoration events that feature praise music and personal witness.

    -What if you’re a kid who searches for evidence of truth mostly through your head and not through your emotions?

    The piece has more, as well as a suggestion for what to do about it. I will pray for your family, and all of those intentions here.

  14. MrsMacD says:

    Prayers for everyone here!

    Annie, may God hold you and comfort you now.

    Remember He loves you and has given you this child as a gift and he’s with you, even to the end of the world. Remember that fear and discouragment come from the evil spirit and that God is giving you an even greater chance to trust in Him. Offer your sufferings for this child. Perhaps this baby will be the one to sanctify all the others. Make acts of hope! Ask Our Lady to obtain for you the gift of trust in God. Meanwhile I’ll ask my unfailing friend, St. Joseph, to heal your womb and make it strong and heal your heart and make it strong.

    I know it’s hard to see it this way when your in it, but because you can’t do things the little ones have to step up and help out, and everyone grows.

    You’ll be in my heart and prayers!

    Mom O’ 9 living

  15. ann1e says:

    Thank you so much! We’ve begun our novena to St. Joseph and are trying to abandon ourselves to Gods will. Feeling like I’m in my personal agony- each day new symptoms that concern me. I can’t thank you enough for your prayers. God bless you eternally!

  16. Liz says:

    Annie, I will certainly pray for you. I remember being so overwhelmed with many children when my oldest were little (and the year I started homeschooling I had ovarian cancer and two major abdominal surgeries, back to back five weeks apart. It was crazy, but we got through it.) Now these older children all bring us such joy and we can take pleasure in the younger ones together with them. I cannot imagine life without each of the eleven of them. (We kept adding little ones in our forties through adoption and even though we feel old and tired–ha ha–we are so blessed by these little people!) Hang in there and if God has blessed you with another soul He will get you the strength and grace to get through the hard times and bring you such happiness!

    Lucy, I will pray for your sister. So hard.

    Please continue to pray for my brother Patrick, who has been hovering near death and mostly in ICU for six weeks and my brother, John, who two weeks ago had two blood clots that went to each of his lungs. He almost died and he and his wife are the family members who live the closest to Patrick while the rest of us are scattered around the country and world.

    Fr. Z and all we will be praying for everyone here. Thanks, Fr. Z for allowing us a chance to pray for one another.

  17. LouLou says:

    I don’t know if this is selfish of me but I will share my prayer intention anyway. I have two wonderful children but unfortunately have suffered 4 miscarriages. My deepest desire is to be able to conceive and NOT miscarry, but that my body will be able to bring a healthy baby to term. I am 47 so that explains the reasons for my miscarriages. I met my husband late in life however we were so blessed to have two amazing beautiful children. But…. they too also long for another sibling and grieve for the loss of the four little ones we lost. Although I keep miscarrying, keep on praying that next time I will carry to term as I remember the story of the persistent widow who finally had her hearing with the judge. Perhaps God will grant us another child. However, His will be done nevertheless. I am remembering all the prayer intentions of everyone else here. God bless.

  18. Liz says:

    p.s. To Annie, and everyone, we will include you in our novena to St. Joseph also.

  19. John Grammaticus says:

    will say my Rosary for everyone here (already been to Mass), I think I know what God’s will is for me, but could you all pray for confirmation?

  20. JohnE says:

    Thank you Alice.

  21. jameeka says:

    Urgent prayers for a dear family member, thank you and I continue to pray for all the intentions.

  22. …regarding what I mentioned about Jesus being close to those who suffer, one consoling source for my statement is St Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermon 47 on the Song of Songs, wherein he said, in part: “To me, Lord Jesus, you are . . . both the mirror of endurance and the reward of the sufferer.”

    Prayers . . .

  23. ann1e says:

    Thank you ever so much Alice! I’m not pregnant!! God is truly merciful. I should be pregnant.

  24. ann1e says:

    Thank you ever so much Mrsmacd! I’m not pregnant!! God is truly merciful. I’m crying tears of relief. Thank you again.

  25. ann1e says:

    Liz you are such a jewel of a soul. I cannot imagine what you went through. God bless you for your sacrifices. And thank you for your prayers! I’m not pregnant!! So happy right now. I wish I could kiss God.

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