Prayer Requests

A reader writes:

On Friday, my almost-three-year-old grandson, Jack, will have his fourth surgery. While the condition isn’t life-threatening, the stress on his parents as they worry about him, and the effect of so many surgeries on someone so young, is weighing heavily. We would appreciate prayers that he come through the operation and anesthesia well, and that the nurses and doctors be attentive to the need for a little guy to have his parents with him as soon as possible afterward. Jack was born on the feast of Our Lady of Guadeloupe and we immediately placed him under her protection.

Father, hear our prayer for a safe, successful, swift, painless and unscary surgery for your little one. Grant skill and compassion to his caregivers and peace, consolation, grace and strength to all who love him. Our Lady of Guadeloupe, pray for him and keep him under the mantle of your protection. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Another reader writes in desperation:

my husband lost his job in june due to illness and our income is my ssi because they cut my sons ssi off and i can only afford to pay my rent and nothing else. everything is about to be cut off and all the places that say they help with bills eigther say they are out of funds or that i have to pay half of my bill and that they will only pay fifty i cant even pay half. If i pay the bills i cant pay the rent and my family will be homeless. I have no where to turn and i am feeling so alone and very stressed i have a four yr old little girl and a twenty yr old son who is mentaly a child still and his check has been cut off without any notice or warning. i cant handel this it’s to much for me to bear.

Father, hear our prayer for this family in desperate straits. Give them the provision they need and help this woman’s husband to find work swiftly. Grant them a miracle of your saving power through Christ our Lord. Put them in contact with sources of support in your Body, the Church. Mother Mary and St. Joseph the Worker, pray for them. We ask all this through Christ our Lord.

  • Gloria

    I ask all the saints in heaven with our Lady to intercede for the ill and oppressed with worry –bring them to swift recovery — in Jesus Name we ask. Amen

  • Babs

    Many blessings to the families in need here.

  • Holly in Nebraska

    If you are overwhelmed and just don’t know what to do or where to turn for help, call the Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000. Anyone can call for any reason (child, teen, adult–anyone). For more information you can go to boystown dot org. Don’t give up! So many people are praying for you.

  • A Random Friar

    Praying for these good folks!

  • Alisha

    I just said a prayer!

  • Susan Peterson

    I will say a prayer too. But go to the Social Security office and find out why your son’s check was cut off. They always give notice or warning; they are legally required to. Either he was supposed to be reviewed and you didn’t send back the forms, or you didn’t report some income and didn’t sign the forms for gradual payback, so instead they cut off the checks until it is made up. If he was reviewed and they decided he was no longer disabled, you can appeal, and most people win their appeals of cessations. The one thing you cannot do is ignore any paperwork you recieve. I know how difficult it is to deal with all the mail that comes, especially when so much of it is bills you can’t pay, but that is what gets you in trouble with SSA.
    Susan Peterson


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