Prayer Request

A reader writes: Could you ask prayers for a fairly recently arrived family in our parish who lost a 2 year old daughter who drowned in their own swimming pool a couple of days ago. Father, hear our prayer that this little one be in your arms for all eternity.  Grant grace, peace, strength and [Read More...]

There But for the Grace of God…

…go I and a huge number of the people I love.  We were going to be crossing this bridge on the way to our Hidden Island Redoubt later today  It collapsed just a few hours ago: No fatalities, thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus.  But lots of hypothermia.  Please pray that all affected [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: A local family’s little girl (2yr. old) has ingested lamp oil and aspirated it into her lungs. She is being flown to Johns Hopkins as soon as they can. Please pray for little Marianna and her family! Father, hear our prayer for her complete recovery and healing.  Give her caregivers wisdom, compassion, grace, [Read More...]

Prayer Request from a native of Moore, OK

Please keep the prayers coming for our home town of Moore, OK.  This is the 2nd time our immediate family has dodged a bullet of an F5/EF5 tornado.  Our community is shaken, but strong!  People do not understand how resilient our community is in the face of tragic events.  We need prayers of hope at [Read More...]

Talked to Fr. Shane Tharp out in Oklahoma

He’s fine.  So that’s the good news. Sadly, at least 51 people are dead and most of them are children killed when the tornado (according to Fr. Shane, perhaps the largest one ever recorded) struck the elementary school they were in.  The tornado was two and a half miles wide (!!!) and remained on the [Read More...]

Prayers for Moore, OK (and everybody in tornado country)

A mile wide twister hits Moore.  I’ve been through there.  They were devastated a few years back too. Father, hear our prayer that lives be spared and property damage be minimized.  Grant swift recovery from this disaster.  Mother Mary, pray for all affected by this. We ask all this through Christ our Lord [Read more...]

Prayer Request and Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: My best friend is in dire straits. He’s a college student studying meteorology in Dekalb, IL, and is less than a month away from losing his apartment. He lost his job a couple months back, he needs to come up with $3,000 by June 16th. He’s a;ready applied for loans, and has [Read More...]

The boy we have been praying for, who attempted suicide, has died

Of your charity, pray for Michael and his family. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Grant all who love him grace, peace, strength, consolation and hope.  Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  We ask [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: A relative of mine suffers from a mental illness and is undergoing unusually severe inward turmoil lately. We have no idea why. It may be related to changes in his medication, but since these have had other, positive results as well, like weight loss and greater activity, we would hate to change [Read More...]

Urgent Prayer Request

A reader writes: I would really appreciate if you could ask for prayers for myself, my husband and our six children.  Within 24 hours I have found out that I have stage 2 breast cancer, and I am several weeks pregnant.  I am so overwhelmed, I don’t know what to think.  Any prayers people could [Read More...]