Prayers for my wife, Janet

She has injured her back (not clear how) and been in *excruciating* pain for the last day.  We spent all morning at ER.  Currently she’s on pain killers and muscle relaxants and has blessedly fallen asleep, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in this much pain even in labor. Please pray for her! [Read More…]

Prayer Requests and a Work of Mercy for Sudan

A reader writes: It would appear that the place where I have been living for a number of years will likely be sold by the end of summer. Therefore, I am in need of a new place to live out my eremitic vocation. What I have quickly learned is that I simply do not enjoy [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: This time it is for me and for my colleagues. Yesterday, without warning, we found out that our jobs will be outsourced to a company in Seattle. When you work for a non-profit like I do you don’t expect this. At least twenty people will be losing their jobs. Everyone is stunned [Read More…]

Prayer Request

Could you guys please pray for a friend of mine who has been battling cancer and will be going in for brain surgery soon? Her name is Kim. Thanks! Father, hear our prayer for Kim’s complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give her caregivers grace, compassion, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, counsel, skill, and and the [Read More…]

Praise Report and Prayer Request

A reader writes: You and your readers were kind enough to pray for my daughter, Jacqueline, who was diagnosed earlier this year with Stage 4 breast cancer.  She has undergone three orthopedic surgeries, two rounds of chemotherapy, and hormone therapy. She still has two more rounds of chemotherapy plus radiation therapy.  After each of the [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: After over a year of struggling with lung cancer my grandfather passed away. Please, could you pray for my grandfather and my grandmother, who helped him throughout his illness? And thank you and your readers for praying for them last year and the year before. Thank you, and God bless! Father, may [Read More…]

Prayer for the People of Iraq

…and especially for the Christians of Iraq.  Help them, God our Father, through Jesus Christ and by the sword of St. Michael.  Mother Mary, pray for them! And prayers of reparation for the United States of America and we conservatives whose support for this foolish and criminal war led, very predictably, to this. We are [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I asked you and your readers to pray for my pregnant wife and I about a job. Unfortunately the job fell through and we need even more prayers now. We’re not sure what we’re going to do. Thank you and God bless. Father, hear our prayer for a safe delivery and for [Read More…]

A reader writes with a chance to do a work of mercy

Sez he: On Saturday June 7, tragedy struck my cousin Ashley Malone and her sons when her partner Jason was suddenly killed in a drowning accident in Vermont. Jason had no life Insurance and Ashley and the boys will be left destitute after the costs of the funeral and the dramatic decrease in monthly income. [Read More…]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: It occurred to me at Mass today that some people who could definitely use some prayers are Bowe Bergdahl and his parents. Regardless of what he might or might not have done (I think he is entitled to a presumption of innocence at the very least), they are enduring a nation’s and [Read More…]