Prayer requests

Please pray for a loved one who is struggling to find steady work at a living wage. St. Joseph, pray for him. Mother Mary, pray for him. Father, hear our prayer through your Son Jesus Christ.

A reader writes:

Please pray for my friend RJ who is finishing up is chemotherapy. From everything I’ve heard, it’s gone really well. Let’s see him over the finish line.

Also, pray for me. I have a potentially-enormous professional opportunity coming up on Monday, and it is entirely out of my hands. Pray the meeting that decides my fate goes well, and I’m finally able to break into the field.

Father, hear and answer our prayer for these people through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, St. Joseph and St. Luke, pray for them!

Another reader writes:

I wanted to pass something along to you as a possible work of mercy to share with your readers. I’m not exactly sure if it qualifies as a work of mercy, but I know it has the potential to make a difference in the lives of people who, like myself, have been struggling with suicidal thoughts and urges. My dear friend Richard (who is actually one of my former high school teachers) is walking in the Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention. It’s sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In order to walk in it, he’s required to raise at least $1000. I would love it if he was able to raise that amount and more besides. He is not only a very dear friend but has been very supportive of me during my struggles, praying for me, encouraging me, and enlisting the prayers of not only his sweet wife but his small group at church too. The money he raises will go to support the various programs that the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention runs which aid things like crisis support, education about prevention, and survivor support for loved ones left behind. As I said, I’m not sure that it qualifies as a work of mercy, so I’ll leave that up to you to decide. His name is Richard Sturgeon and here’s the link to his fundraising page.

Father, abundantly bless him with the resources for this good work through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary and St. Dymphna, pray for him and for my reader who struggles with depression.

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