A reader writes:
I am asking for your prayers for the completion of our adoption of a little boy from Haiti. It has been such a long drawn out process (2 years). He has medical needs and we would like to bring him to our home soon.
Father, hear our prayer that this boy can come home to his family swiftly and find the love and treatment he needs to grow strong and healthy in you through Christ our Lord. Bless his family and their generosity and multiply your providence to them a hundredfold so that they can continue their many works of mercy. Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for them. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Another reader writes:
My brother and his climbing partner have gone missing while on an expedition climbing in the mountains in Peru. There is a search and rescue effort already in place. They are five days overdue, and we are very concerned for their safety. Both climbers are experienced and capable, and we hope they are found healthy and soon. Please pray for guidance for the search party, the safety of all those involved, and comfort and peace for their family and friends.Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us!
Father, hear our prayer for their safe and swift rescue. Grant skill, intelligence and sharp eyes to the rescuers. Send your holy angels to guide them and to protect those men. Grant comfort, peace, grace, and strength to all who love them. Bring them home to a joyful reunion. Mother Mary and Blessed Pier Giorgio, pray for them. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen!