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Registered here 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.

Let’s remember all who are ill, who will die soon, who have lost their jobs, and who are afraid.

I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Some 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 ask a prayer for myself.  I’m dealing with a lot of challenges right now.

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  1. Robert says:

    In the last iteration of this, I asked for prayers to see my son again, as my wife had caused a massive legal separation. Those prayers have yet to be answered, and she continues to create a variety of difficult legal hurdles, so I ask for your continued prayers for our family, the restoration of our marriage, and her conversion of heart and mind.

  2. dahveed says:

    Robert, et al, I’ll happily pray for you all. If I may ask prayers for this: that those of my children who’ve fallen away from the Faith might return. Thank you.

  3. Jim Dorchak says:

    @Robert You got a prayer from me and my family today!

    Also I ask you all to pray for my Son’s father in law Roy L. He died last week of a long drawn out cancer (and cancer treatment) that slowly and painfully killed him. (I would stress that it was mostly the treatment that was the cause of so much of his pain not to mention the devastating bills his wife must now survive for said “TREATMENT”).

    That is sad enough as he was only 57 years old, but he was not Christian as I understand it. No one to say a Mass for him or his soul. Very sad indeed. As Children go, our son has abandoned his Catholic Faith, so we find no recourse in him for the hope of prayers.

    It always stuns me when people say “You are in our thoughts” or “We are thinking of you and your family”, but NOT “We are praying for you”. WHY? WHY? WHY?

    What good are their thoughts?
    Ok so they are thinking of the lost one or family. What good is just thinking of someone? It is like they supplant God with themselves as a power to offer hope for SALVATION? It causes me to react poorly maybe in some light, I say No do not think of me or have me in your thoughts…….. PRAY FOR ME!

    I just find that phrase “We are thinking of you” an insult to Our Lord Jesus Christ.

    I think it is our duty as Catholics to pray for people and I thank you Fr Z for putting these requests up for all of us to help in our prayers.

  4. Ame E. says:

    For peace in our Churches this weekend on May 8th, which coincidentally besides being the 3rd Sunday after Easter is the Apparition of St. Michael. So maybe ask St. Michael for his intercession and pray the St. Michael prayer.

  5. Anneliese says:

    I had Covid a couple of weeks ago. The symptoms were really mild, however, it caused a lot of problems with my MS and I ended up in the hospital for a few days because I couldn’t stand up. I don’t have children, I’m not married and the family members I have left would probably neglect me or abuse me. I desperately want a healing or dare I say some better finances to move to a place that doesn’t have steps.

    My friend who is a Dominican friar, has gifted me with a first class relic of St. Therese (including the signed authenticity document). He wants me to pray novenas and to use the relic to ask for a healing. Please pray for me because I’m not sure if I have enough faith to believe God will allow me to be physically healed or even have a better life.

  6. Mariana2 says:

    Very happy pray for all the intentions posted here.

    Please pray for the repose of the soul of my brother. A nominal Lutheran, and desperately ill and with early-onset dementia for several years before his death. I have no idea as to his religious convictions, when we realised how ill he was, it was too late to ask. I prayed aloud to him and hope he understood at least something of it.

  7. aut_2b_home says:

    Dear Anneliese, You are in my prayers. Have you looked into Dr Terry Wahls who also has MS and has it in remission through diet and lifestyle? She was formerly in a wheelchair. Dr Jack Kruse and his work on health through light, water and magnetism would also be helpful

  8. Padre Pio Devotee says:

    For the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. And for reparation to Their Hearts.

    Conversion of sinners and the thwarting of the plans of the enemies of God. End to all legalized sin, all over the world, but especially in the USA. For mercy, grace, and healing in the USA.

    For all persecuted Catholics/clergy/religious and all those in war torn/conflicting countries. Protection of the unborn.

    For the release of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially the most abandoned and those of clergy and religious. Please also pray for the deceased souls of DT, DD, and MGM.

    For all bishops, priests, religious, seminarians, and novices. (Especially Thomas, the Fairfield Carmelites and their chaplain during this time). And for the restoration of Holy Mother the Church.

    For the despairing, despondent, suicidal, and those contemplating abortion. For the sick, the homeless, the elderly, the dying, the suffering. The least, the lonely, and the last. Especially, PK, BA, AF, CR, ED, PM, MH.

    Reconciliation and peace among families and loved ones.

    Those who have no one to pray for them. And for my 54 Day Rosary novena petitions/St. Joseph Novena petitions. Thank you! And I will remember everyone in my prayers (posted and not posted).

  9. JEF5570 says:

    At her ultrasound today, my wife, was told that it appears that our little one, Zelie, has a very severe and life-threatening heart defect. All hopes for a normal delivery are gone, and we will have to begin traveling about an hour and a half each way, to the nearest big city every week for ultrasounds, and also be prepared to undergo an emergency C-section if any signs of distress are observed. The baby will then have to undergo immediate heart surgery, of course, with no guarantees of positive outcomes.

    We are preparing ourselves for the grief, but I am asking especially for the grace for her to at least be baptized. Would you join me in praying for this for her too? Any blessing beyond that which our Lord wishes to pour out on her will be gratefully accepted too. St. Zelie Martin, pray for us!

  10. aviva meriam says:

    For the soul of Anne M who died a month ago at age 37

    For the safety of the Justices, as well as their families.

    For The safety and well-being of our Military.

    I have three special intentions for which I beg God’s Mercy.

  11. VForr says:

    For the Supreme Court Justices and their families.

    For Sydney H., who is about to undergo a major medical treatment, as well as her husband and young children.

    For my family especially my mother and brother.

  12. JonPatrick says:

    For my son and daughter in law who are expecting their first child after years of trying and a miscarriage, that the baby will be healthy and for my daughter in law’s health. I have left frustrated these last few years, as the country argues over the right of a woman to kill her unborn child, that a good traditional Catholic family that wishes for a child could not have one. It now appears that our prayers have been answered. Deo Gratias! I just pray that all goes well.

  13. adriennep says:

    Dear Anneliese, It is your faith that will heal you. That’s why you’re here, with some helpful steps along the way:

    I have been moved by everyone present here and hope you can feel the tears through our shared prayers. My husband and I will pray for you. God’s mercy is for all and never-ending.

  14. Sandy says:

    Prayers for all of you! Amen to that Jim D.
    I ask prayers for D. that he will be cancer free. Also for LM that the Lord heals her pain from years of verbal abuse that has ended in divorce.
    May Mother Mary and St. Monica bring my children, and all of yours, back to the Faith. Special blessings to you, Father Z.

  15. Liz says:

    I’m sorry Jim. That’s horrible. My brother, Patrick, 50, died this week. He did barely get Last Rites and friends are having masses said for him but a lot of it has been a fight, and the funeral hasn’t happened. The rosary is first and I asked for plain sorrowful mysteries. I asked the priest for no altar girls. No music…I figure no music is better than possibly painful music. I also asked him to please ask for prayers for my brother’s soul. I spent eighty bucks on holy card so hopefully some people will pray for his soul. I put it on the card with a lovely picture of the Madonna of the streets and a nice prayer to Padre Pio. I did forego a picture of my brother instead asking for prayers for the repose of his soul.) You give me courage to fight this battle already did one rant (nicely) to a brother who said, “He’s with mom and dad.” (You know in heaven.) I told that brother it wasn’t kind to do that and especially our dad wouldn’t like that. My dad made me promise I wouldn’t quit praying for his soul nor presume he was in heaven. My brother did back off and say it was a nice rant so perhaps I got his attention. I hope Mom and Dad are in heaven but I still pray for them (and we had many masses said for them.) I have “used up” a lot of my masses for my brother’s soul, but I will add Roy L. to our rosaries and other prayers (especially for the dead. I prayed extra for him today especially at mass and Holy Communion) and I will try to have a mass said for him next month. It seems so cruel to the dead to not pray for them. Whenever I hear of people who might not have anyone to pray I try to remember to pray and/or have masses said. I actually love the Poor Souls so very much. I have my parents to thank for that.

  16. Gal. 2.19 says:

    For the blessed repose of the soul of my grandmother. Survived by 11 children, 28 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

  17. marcelus says:

    For my son Maximo, that he may find his way in life, struggling as he is, and that he may come to terms with his rebellious spirit.

  18. Liz says:

    p.s.We seem to be getting sick. This is all hitting right before we are supposed to leave for my brother’s funeral. Please pray for this intention too. (I know. It’s great to have something to offer up for the Poor Souls. I will offer it for you all too.) I’m so sorry that some of you are going through such heavy things. We will be praying.

  19. APX says:

    That my creditors will accept my consumer proposal and I won’t have to declare bankruptcy. Also for more gainful employment so I can fix the financial mess I created.

  20. bluejaybooks says:

    Please pray that God heals and protects my brother and his wife and 2 kids (ages 7 and 4) who are all sick with COVID.

    Please pray that God will help me make a good confession as soon as possible, and that He will help me in my struggle with scrupulosity.

    Thank you!

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