Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

Actually prayer for others is *always* a work of mercy, but  I assume you grok me. A reader writes: I’ve been struggling to write this email for a few days to solicit help on behalf of a friend. The problem is really complicated, and I don’t know if I’ve succeeded at making it clear. I [Read More...]

Prayer Requests and a chance to do a work of mercy

A reader writes: Prayer requested for a young couple with three children struggling with major marital problems that are now heading for divorce. Please pray for reconciliation, healing, forgiveness, and conversion – for their sake as well as for their children’s. Father, hear our prayer for the healing of this family. Grant that they may [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I’d like to ask for yours and your readers prayers for one of my former teachers.  This man has been a dedicated teacher for many years and has touched many young students’ lives.  He’s had colon cancer for about a year, and I’ve just learned that he’s to the point where he’s [Read More...]

Strange Denouement to a Prayer Request

A reader writes: Thanks for sharing my prayer request last week. I emailed you about my friend who suffered an injury that led to memory problems. Well, I have an update, but first, here’s more of the story. My friend was a member of a Catholic facebook group. In this group, we’d crack jokes, engage [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day. I am writing to ask for your prayers. My oldest daughter has been in the hospital since Friday. Both girls came down with pneumonia last week and now The eldest has complications of a collapsed lung and mucus plugs. It’s been a challenge because the pneumonia [Read More...]

Prayers for the People of St. James the Just Parish in Ogden

Friend of the Blog Fr. Erik Richsteig had a shooting in his parish during Mass.  The victim is in critical but stable condition.  Fr. Erik says he will be OK.  The shooter was the victim’s son-in-law. Father, heal the victim completely, give grace, wisdom, knowledge, understanding and skill to his caregivers; give grace, peace, faith, [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: A friend of mine has found out he has only a few months at most to live. His liver is failing. He’s only 26 years old, and an atheist. Please pray for his conversion, and if God wills, his healing. Please pray for those of us closest to him, too. Father, hear [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes to say his wife is miscarrying and to ask for prayers. May God grant eternal life to your baby and grace, healing, peace, and strength to you and you wife and family through our Lord Jesus Christ. Mother Mary and Holy Innocents, pray for this family. Amen! Another reader writes: Please pray [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Could you please post a prayer for my oldest son?  Just last week, he started having physical problems, the kind that always say ‘see a doctor immediately!’  He went and, so far, the first tests yielded a negative.  Which is good.  The doctor and specialist both said if things get better over [Read More...]

Urgent Prayer Request for Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, O.P.

Fr. Raphael Mary is well-known to the good people of Blessed Sacrament parish here in Seattle. He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Please pray for him. Here is the scoop: I’m sorry for the mass email – it is not usually my style but is easy for communicating information to a large group. I would [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: My friend who had the lung operation is not doing well.  More things are going wrong.  The doctors will have a meeting tomorrow and will probably start taking him off the machines that are keeping him alive.  Prayers for the repose of his soul, and for the comfort of his family would [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: My friend’s lungs failed this morning.  He is, at best, back to square one.  He may be on a bypass machine for a month.  His heart is doing okay, but his kidneys took a hard hit last time this happened.  Prayers that he recover still needed. My other friend’s elderly wolf had [Read More...]