Another followup on Kreed

His family really need our help: Kreed just had a CAT scan, his lungs have edema and the sacs aren’t filling with air properly and he’ll be in the PICU for at least two weeks, probably inpatient for all of three weeks. And I’ve just been told that the state he just moved to has [Read More…]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: please brother, ask your prayer warriors for intercession on my and my wife’s behalf. we are disintegrating. God knows what we need. please. Father, hear our prayer for the complete healing of this marriage through your Son Jesus Christ.  St. Joseph and Mother Mary, pray for them. Another reader writes: If I [Read More…]

Updated Prayer for Kreed

A reader writes: Can you post one more updated prayer request for Kreed? He was released from the hospital over the weekend but had to go back into the PICU after only a couple of days. For some reason, possibly his severe sleep apenea, his oxygen levels are extremely low and he has to be [Read More…]

A word of thanks to all who respond to prayer requests

I started running prayer requests several years ago for a simple reason: I’m terrible at prayer.  I cleverly decided that since I’m so lousy at it, I would post the prayers I got from various folks in the hope and trust that *some*body out in my readership actually had charisms of intercession.  Result: tons more [Read More…]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Could you ask your readers to pray for my brother Damien? He’s been mentally ill for many years, and hanged himself on Friday. His neck is unbroken, but his brain seems to have suffered oxygen deprivation. Barring a miracle in the next couple days, the doctors don’t hold out much hope. He [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: There’s a couple in my parish who are grieving the death of their daughter. It was a great shock – she was perfectly healthy, not into drugs or anything like that. Obviously they’re devastated. Please pray for the soul of the deceased and those she leaves behind. Father, grant her eternal rest [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please ask God to not let me lose my job. I’ve fallen behind and need assistance being lifted up, to excel at my skills, and to do my job well. I pray for help. I don’t want to lose my job. I’m at fault, but ask God not only his pardon, but [Read More…]

Prayer Requests

Wenatchee is on the other side of the Cascades from Seattle, about a hundred miles from here.   It’s a very dry area that, ironically, sits on the Columbia.  We have several dear friends who live there, so please pray that God our Father send rain and turn the winds away from the town through [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I am requesting some prayers. We are from St. Louis, MO but spending some time in Bellingham, WA right now. One of our kids, named Jacob, is 5 and has undergoing treatment for leukemia for a year and a half. He unexpectedly has low platelets and very compromised immune system, and his [Read More…]

Today’s Work of Mercy and Prayer Request

Ave Maria! Dear friends, ​We’d like to appeal to your charity, on behalf of a family in very grave need. Mrs. Jessica Cortes, mother of ten (!), and sister-in-law of two of our friars (Friar Gabriel Cortes and Friar Didacus Cortes), has been diagnosed with terminal uterine cancer. Following is a description of the situation, [Read More…]