Prayer Requests

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On this page, readers are invited to send in their prayer requests. I will leave requests up for nine days. All readers are invited to pray for those who ask for it and any who want to offer a word of comfort are invited to do so, as well. May we work together to mutually build each other up and support each other in times of trial.

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  1. I just learned at the evening Vigil Mass tonight that Bishop Daniel Conlon of Joliet has taken a medical leave of absence. I had not heard that he was ill. Upon returning home and checking for news online, it appears that is has been named in and as a defendant in a civil lawsuit. Please keep him and our Joliet Diocese in prayer.

    Here if the Press Release from the Joliet Diocese:
    http://dioceseofjoliet.org/communications/newsdetail.php?id=112

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      1. It was her older brother who made the request. He said he hasn’t seen her in a while but that they’ve always stayed in touch. In his email to me, he closed by saying something so touching:

        “May she realize her beauty.”

        Thank you, Jen, for your prayers for Mo.
        Big hugs for you! ❤️

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  2. Another request just came in:

    ✝️ Please pray for Janice, a 96-year-old woman in Montana. From her friend: “Janice is currently on hospice and actively dying. She grew up Jewish and never really practiced that religion. She has asked me to pray with her once. I pray she will be saved.”

    Thank you again for your prayers.
    Patrick

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  3. Patrick, I will say a PMT for Patrick. My dear brother has Parkinson’s as did our late beloved father. I will ask for the intercession of St John Paul II.

    Good luck with the job search, Patrick, I will also pray for that intention.

    Could I please ask for your kind prayers, everyone, for my country (Australia) where the ‘fires of hell’ have quite literally been unleashed along the entire south eastern seaboard. This is where holiday makers traditionally gather at this some of the year (the height of the summer holiday season). The Defence Forces have been called in to help evacuate these tourists from fire affected towns. Further extreme temperatures are forecast for the day after tomorrow so to prevent further loss of life it is important to get the evacuation done by then. Thank you all.

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  4. HI big guns…asking for a big gun prayer…if you will, plz pray for my step dad, emery…just got word he is in hospice and going over to the other side. This man has caused much division in our family and banned me from my mom’s house day of funeral. Took a lot to get over but by the grace of God and MANY confessions I started praying for him after holy communion instead of holding grudge. I ask you pray God’s Mercy for him, for I believe, he knew not what he did. He has so much good too like all of us, mixed bag. Thank you all sooooo much and also, plz little prayer for globetrotting Tom n liz as they head to their new er assignment sunday in Fort Myers florida…love u all so much🤗😇😘 aND thank you once again 🤗

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  5. Emery passed away this morning. .I’m still traumatized by how he treated me and have been advised not to go to funeral but I pray he is in a good place. Thank you all for your prayers. Jesus I trust in you 🤗😇😘 maybe I can go back into my mom’s home soon and have a little closure…gosh humans can be so mean spirited 😢

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      1. Thanks Mick..hardest thing I ever had to do…lol…finally negotiated it with Jesus, ok Jesus, I don’t like him…BUT I know you do…!!! Then after Holy communion I prayed for him…chaplets of mercy…I hope he’s ok. Lol. I do need closure though. 2 years and haven’t been able to enter our family home…horrible…but ya know what mick…maybe I never need to again..it’s just stuff, right? Time to move on…let go…let God…have a feeling there’s a whole lot more coming of this sort of stuff. All we need is God. Period.

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      1. Thanks jlynnbyrd so far so good..his kids in cued me n hubby in obit, and I’m allowed to go back into my mom’s house sat with rest of my 3 sibs so I’ll finally have closure..whew..that was a tough 2 yrs being shunned that way..thanks be to Charlie, I followed his advise and it keep me going…I pray Emery has seen God and all went well…God rest his soul. Will be prating for his family now. I’m sure they will be grieving quite a bit for him. He was a really good dad to them 🤗

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    1. Joining in prayer for you, Linda. Praying for the repose of Emery’s soul. Praying, too, for your peace and strengthening which is secured in the ways you have prayed goodness for this man thus setting your self free. Be blessed now with total healing, Dear Linda. We love you.

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      1. That was sooooo beautiful Beckita. I kept telling God, I don’t like Him, but I know you do dear God, so I must pray for him. Finally got closure and all my siblings came back for a day and had a beautiful “hang out” it was beautiful ending and I did cry a bit for emery…lol..he had much goodness in him for sure..God rest his soul..Thank you for your prayers dearest Beckita 🤗😇😘

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  6. Devon, the young single mother who had been fighting cancer, is in home hospice. Please pray for Devon and her daughter. Jerry has been in the hospital for over a month now. There is a meeting today to discuss trying to get him home for hospice. Please pray for Jerry and my daughter as well as their young children. Thanks.

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  7. Kris, I’m praying for Devon and Jerry, and your daughter and children. Also, for you, your husband and rest of the family and friends. God bless you, my friend. XO

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  8. I’m stuck on Montana highway 200 at 24. Second vehicle stopped in line facing an overturned semi. It’s one of those trucks with dozens of tires that haul rock. The accident occurred about 3 hours ago. A wrecker just arrived.

    There is 1 fatality, the driver.

    ✝️ Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.

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    1. “A rollover crash that took the life of a 27-year-old Lewistown man Wednesday was the third fatality on Montana roads for 2020.

      According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just before 11 a.m. on Montana Highway 200 west of Circle near the town of Brockway.

      The man was the driver and sole occupant of a Kenworth Construction truck driving eastbound when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway near mile marker 262.

      The driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll.

      The man suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.”

      https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2020/01/09/lewistown-man-killed-mccone-county-rollover-crash/4420095002/

      I was praying a continuous Chaplet of Divine Mercy while on the road before reaching the scene, then offered a heartfelt (and tearful) one once I passed the wreck and headed through Brockway for home.

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        1. I’m not saying this is the cause of this particular accident, B, but throughout my 900-mile trip around the state, I couldn’t believe how many truck drivers had their heads turned down and to the right, looking at what was most likely a digital display in the center console. Watching movies? Certainly not checking a map for directions on a rural highway.

          Automobile drivers too, clearly looking at their cell phones at 70 mph on single divided highway with narrow shoulders. (Actually, a couple of times I did so myself very briefly, tho I do hold the phone up in front and bounce my eyes quickly btn road and words….but still. 😬) Isn’t it curious how a person can look at another person who is wearing sunglasses, passing each other at 135 mph combined, yet you can tell that the person’s eyes are looking below dashboard level.

          An excellent reason to make sure we’re always be in God’s good graces because it takes but a tiny moment for everything to change dramatically………………..

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  9. Even though we prayed for a miracle healing from her cancer, the Lord chose to take my sister home this morning. Please pray for Dolores’ and her husband and daughter; (and a little prayer for me b/c of my condition, I’m unable to travel to attend her funeral as she lives on the east coast, and grieve with my other 6 siblings, but I’ll try to offer that up as well.)

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    1. Oh Maggie, I’m so sorry to hear this news. Praying for the repose of the soul of your dear sister, Dolores. Praying, too, for her husband and daughter and all who love her. And special prayers for you, Maggie, as you mourn the loss of your sister.

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    2. Maggie, I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family at this difficult time. May you all be surrounded with love and the consolation of family, friends, your community and cherished memories. ❤

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  10. Hello, I thought I would give an update on my granddaughter Serenity. She was born November 7th by emergency c-section due to a placental abruption. The lack of oxygen caused an injury to her brain, liver and kidneys. She spent 6 days in the NICU at Sick Kids Hospital. The doctors were confident that her injuries would heal and that she would have only a small chance of neurological impairment. She was transferred to our local hospital for another 8 days where she had to learn how to feed properly. She came home at 14 days old. She is thriving and gaining weight. She went for a hearing test the other day and she might have hearing loss in one ear but her other ear has great hearing. Thank you everyone for your prayers. It has been a difficult and draining journey, but we are happy that Serenity is doing well. Of course, we still need prayers for my daughter, Serenity’s mother, who is a teenager and has mental health challenges. Her mental health has been surprisingly good until this past week. Her mood is taking a downturn and she has to get back on meds. Some days I find it difficult to stay positive. All of my children have some serious challenges in life. Our family seems to take one hit after another. I always keep my cell phone close by because I am likely to get calls from my kids in distress, or the school, or the hospital, or the police. The suffering is so intense at times that it wears me down and I wish I could fast forward through life and just get to my final end. I know I deserve this suffering because I am a great sinner, but thankfully I also know that my suffering is a gift to expiate my sins and that there is merit in accepting my pain to help my children and others. Please keep us all in your prayers. God help us.

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    1. Thanks be to God. Often, to get to real Serenity, we must first pass through serious turmoil. Your Serenity is a living example of that.

      Hang tight, CDN – and know that the burdens you bear can be offered up on behalf of those you love. It is hard, but what wonderful opportunities you are getting to draw down sanctifying grace for those around you. During a five-year period of great turmoil, I often would find myself praying for relief – and then would catch myself and pray instead that the Lord give me strength to deal with whatever He sent.

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  11. Oh my gosh…got through the showing last night with emery n his family, very cold underline from his family, funeral today, we gave them space…keep hearing humility humility humility. ..but we are divided, going to try to mend with real family tomorrow at my mom’s condo…just wierd few days here..family, plz keep us all in ur prayers…floating…Jesus I trust in you 🤗😇😘🤗😇😘🤗😇😘 thank you all so much. I’m sorry I’m so out there right now…soon to be back to normal…what is normal…lol…I love u tnrs asoh

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      1. Very good fri, sat, and one more day…bp was really up 160/110😂😂😂and my Lil bro hank we worried was having heart attack today (cramps /heartburn) overweight yikes..life is stressful but oh I felt Jesus with us Blessed mom, St Raphael…Charlie’s presence tnrs..asoh..Beckita and all there…amazing love and sibs coming back together..God is good. Xoxoxoxoxoxo thank you my sweetest beckita..plz pray for us all..God save us ALL

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          1. Thanks Beckita…I hope God helps all of us in the whole world to reach salvation. When you spend time with folksies ya just fall in love with them. (In an honorable way that is) I just love how Charlie says God is looking for any sign of goodness in our fellows to weave in a thread of grace. …isn’t that sort of cool…how loving. Good. Merciful and mysterious is our God! Happy Sunday ya’ll 🤗😇😘

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              1. Oh beckita you are so so so wise..I texted globetrotting Tom a little earlier..lol..it’s hilarious bp was 165/114 last night…tonight 95/58…just wierd…lol…globetrotting Tommy says “you’ll be ok mom..”😆 what a roller coaster…thanks for listening ya’ll. ..back to normal tomorrow ..pinky promise 😆

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                1. Tommy’s exactly right. Truth is we’ve all got emotional roller coasters from time to time. May Our Lady wrap you in her Mantle and intercede to restore serenity. We love you, Linda. 🙏❤️🔥

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  12. ✝️ Please pray for a 73-year-old man named Chuck. He has been sick for a while. His son, a Catholic priest visiting him from Washington State, said he would be placed on hospice today. He is very grateful for your prayers.

    ✝️ Please pray for an 80-year-old man living in Portugal named Sebastião. According to his friend, he left the Catholic Church many years ago, has lived a sinful life, and is now very close to death. Please pray for his conversion. May he come to Christ before his passing.

    Thank you.
    Patrick

    (Expect a few more requests tomorrow)
    http://Www.SpiritualHospice.com

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    1. Praying that Devon’s soul rest in peace and the Lord will comfort all who love him.

      Praying, too, for Jerry as he makes this final journey. At times like this, I think of the hymn with these lines: “May songs of the Angels welcome you and guide you along your way. May the smiles of the Martyrs greet your own as darkness turns into day.” Holding your daughter and grandchildren and all of you in tenderness with prayers that the Lord both comforts and strengthens each of you, Kris.

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  13. Hospice is giving Jerry a couple of days. He has not yet found his peace. Tomorrow Jerry will be surrounded by family as we celebrate Jerry’s life and Christmas ( which had to be delayed due to circumstances). Perhaps that will give him the peace that evades him.

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