Urgent Prayer Request

A reader writes: Life is a constant agony. Those few things that made me happy are fewer and fewer. Despair is my constant companion, and with him, his wretched friend death. I am tired of well-meaning platitudes from people who do not bear what I must suffer. At best, they have only helped for a [Read More...]

Prayers Please

I’m tired, depressed, and sinful.  Please pray for me.  Thanks. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I will be having surgery today (Friday Dec 21) for the diagnostic removal of an apparent tumor at the back of my throat. Although this is normally day surgery, I will be kept in the ICU overnight because with my iffy cardiovascular health they are cautious about putting me under general anesthetic. [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A good friend who lost his father not long ago now writes to say: My mother died yesterday. Your prayers and the prayers of your readers helped ease her last days. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. And may the Holy Spirit [Read More...]

Prayers for the Families of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Father, grant eternal life to the victims, mercy to their murderer, and grace, healing, and consolation to all those who love them through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary and the Holy Innocents, pray for them and for our wretched country that so regularly produces these outrages. [Read more...]

Prayer Requests and a Praise Report

A reader asks for prayer, “especially with regards to my employment”. Father, hear our prayer that this man find a good job at a just wage where he can serve you and his neighbor according to your will. Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for him. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Another [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: An 18-year-old kid has moved in with me. His mother is ailing with cancer and he can no longer live with her. Dad, who divorced his mother 4 years ago, has written the kid off and told the kid he can’t live with him. He’s living with me because he has nowhere [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: My wife, who has developed an irregular heatbeat, will go into the hospital on Monday for Electrical Cardioversion. They will give her some anesthesia and an IV, put paddles on her, stop the heart for a minute, and then restart it in an attempt to reset it to a normal rhythm. By [Read More...]

A Prayer to God and Man

May God bless our troops by keeping them safe.  May man bless our troops by praying for them, telling them thank you, paying them as they richly deserve and not the shameful wages they often get, giving them and their families all the support they deserve and not the shameful neglect they often receive and, [Read More...]

Dominic Fricano is Missing

A reader who is a friend of his asks that I post this info just in case somebody out there can help.  Please pray for him and his family. Father, please return him safely to his family through Christ our Lord.  Grant his family grace, peace, and strength in this trial. Mother Mary and St. [Read More...]