Urgent Prayer Request

A reader writes: A friend is asking prayers for their daughter, Kim, a freshwoman at Steubenville. She woke up early Monday morning at Franciscan vomiting. We thought it was food poisoning and she was better on Tuesday and went to class. However yesterday she had severe pain in her stomach and the girls took her [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: We just found out that our grants will be funded but with significant cuts. Because the government is shut down we cannot find out more details. How those cuts will impact staffing is unclear. At my age losing my job would be no day in the park so please send up a [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: May I ask for prayers for a co-worker’s son, I think his name is Josh (I am bad with names, but the Lord will know). He is 16, a good athlete and was even beginning to be seen as “Olympic material” with his snowboard. However he had a brief fainting spell at [Read More...]

Urgent Prayer Request

Fr. Jim Erving needs our prayers badly. His sister writes: Mark, this is Liz Gonzalez, Fr Jim Erving’s sister in Roma TX. I am writing to ask for your very seriously powerful prayers for my brother. He started to not feel well just last Sunday, blanking out for a while during all of his homilies [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I just found out that my cousin has ALS.  We are all devastated, particularly her mother and mine (her godmother).  We could use prayers, not just for her healing and well-being, but for consolation and strength for all of us.  Thank you. Father, hear our prayer for this woman’s healing and well-being, for [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Travis and Melissa, neighbors and dear friends, are plain folk, Mennonite. His mother is suffering from kidney failure. It is certain that the community can pay cash for the dialysis but the dialysis center turned her down for lack of insurance. At this point the hope is that she will make it [Read More...]

Prayer Request

for Jennifer. Father, hear our prayer through your Son Jesus Christ.  Mother Mary, St. Luke and Duns Scotus, pray for her and all who love her, and pray for all who are seeing to her treatment. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I wrote you summer 2012 to ask prayer for my sister-in-law, medical professional and 37 year-old mother of a 3-year old and 2-year-old, who was diagnosed with an aggressive melanoma. Well, after surgeries and experimental treatments it has progressed to the point her liver is shutting down. At this rate she has [Read More...]

Prayer Request and a Chance to do a Work of Mercy

Reader Brian Visaggio writes: My friend David lost his job at the end of August, and his request for unemployment has been denied. He’s on the verge of getting kicked out of his apartment, and hasn’t been able to find work. So I’d like to ask your readership for three sorts of help. 1) Prayers [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: We arrived in Auckland today to find our grand daughter Olivia (23 months) in hospital with dehydration following a prolonged battle with various tummy disorders.  She’s not very well but is expected to bounce back quickly – we up here for her six month old sister Camilla’s baptism on Saturday.  Olivia’s dad is [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I’ve already lost two jobs this year and I might be about to lose a third. I’m beginning to worry that I just can’t cut it in the real world. Please pray that I can either keep this job, or find something soon that I can do well in. Father, help your [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

Daniel Mitsui writes: Dear Friends, Patrons and Benefactors: As many of you know already, my wife Michelle and I are expecting our third child. This is the 23rd week of the pregnancy plus 6 days. On Monday morning, around 3 o’clock, Michelle had a massive outpouring of blood and fluid. At the hospital, an ultrasound [Read More...]


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