Two urgent prayer requests and a corporal work of mercy

A reader writes: I was wondering if you could put in a prayer request with your readers. I am wanting to be as confidential as possible, but our situation is quite dire at present. I woke up this morning with the recurring thought that I was supposed to contact you to ask for prayer. I [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: I am presently in a mundane bureaucratic job that does not exactly utilize my God given skills and talents. Hence, I ask that you and your readers pray that I obtain a better job in which I may be able to do “God’s work” on earth and in which my skills and [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

Matthew Kelly, the Catholic evangelist from Australia, has been diagnosed with cancer. Father, grant him swift recovery in body, soul, and spirit and give grace, wisdom, skill, knowledge, understanding, and  compassion and give all who love him grace, peace, strength, consolation, faith, hope and love through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Mother Mary, St. Luke and [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader facing a thousand dollar medical bill asks for prayer that their family be able to meet the bill. Father, we ask your provision for this family’s medical needs and your complete healing for your daughter.  We ask this through Christ crucified and risen.  Mother Mary, St. Joseph, and St. Luke, pray for her [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I would request prayers for my sister-in-law’s unborn child.  He has hydrocephalus, a smaller than average brain and abnormal kidneys.  Doctors are not optimistic that he will survive until term due to low amniotic fluid, and if he does his life is expected to be short.  Please pray for the health of [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader who has asked for prayer in the past writes: I am not quite sure how to say this but I know I need prayer in a desperate way. This past week the depression has gotten so dark and so heavy that yesterday, I made a plan to end my life and was in [Read More...]

Prayer Request and Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for a family in New Zealand.  The husband, a young man, has a brain condition known as Arteriovenous malformation and requires treatment that can only be done in Germany.  He and his wife have done a great deal of good work, having established and operating a mutual-help and volunteer service [Read More...]

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...]