Prayer Request

A reader writes: A friend of mine committed suicide today. He left behind many friends and family that will miss him dearly, I ask for prayers on his behalf, for those affected, and for others who walk towards the same path. Father, have mercy on this man and grant him salvation through your Son Jesus [Read More...]

A Bit Late But Still Worth Getting In On

Kevin O’Brien proposes 50 days of prayer from the Feast of St. Genesius (August 25) to the Worldwide Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 13. Happily, there is not “You can’t join if you are late” policy in the Church. In fact, Jesus has a whole parable about this: “For the kingdom [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Hi Mark.  It’s not often that I have one.  But my husband just informed me that our expenses are a couple of thousand dollars behind what he makes. He has two jobs, his corporate job that he’s had for 27 years (in today’s economic climate, praise God for that), and his side [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: You have been so kind to print my prayer requests for my grandson, Sam, who has leukemia. I would like to make another. Sam was diagnosed with leukemia on July 5, 2012. He seemed to do very well in treatment, but relapsed on May 1st of this year. Since then he has [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I am the former seminarian and clergy abuse survivor who wrote you several weeks ago. I would first like to thank you for posting the request. It meant a great deal, and I truly felt the consolation of your readers’ prayers. God was also provident with the arrival of some additional money [Read More...]

Prayer Request and Praise Reportl

A reader writes: Requesting prayers for Angela, the teenage daughter of friends of ours, who was hit by a car while on her bike and is now undergoing a dangerous operation on her skull.  Thank you! Father, hear our prayer for Angela’s swift and full recovery.  Give her caregivers grace, skill, knowledge, understanding, compassion and [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: My friend’s son, whom they named William, was in distress, and labor was induced yesterday. He died before delivery early this morning. Their parents and priest were with them. William will be interred in a family plot following a funeral. If you would say a prayer for William’s soul and for their [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: One of my closest friends from childhood’s diabetic father was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic and liver cancer along with other health issues. This news is hard on him and my friend and their family emotionally, financially and spiritually. Would you please help pray? Father, hear our prayer for his complete [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Javier, a seminarian for the Diocese of Salina, KS, is in desperate need of prayers. He is critically ill with pneumonia and, barring a miracle, it does not appear as if he will make it. If you could please ask your readers to pray for him through the intercession of Fr. Emil [Read More...]

Prayer Request and Praise Report

My reader updates: Here is an update on the young man, recent college graduate, who has a job lined up in the tech field, who had that brain injury from the biking accident.   Progress is being made, praise be to God!  Here’s the latest from his mother and thank you and your readers for their [Read More...]