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. Please pray for my son, Chris, who is drinking himself to death. He lives in another state and his girlfriend has kept me informed. He is not doing well at all.

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    1. Audie,

      I will be keeping your son in my prayers. I can feel for your pain and anguish regarding your son’s destructive behavior. I had a son started to drink in drinking in grade school and was alcoholic for more than 23 years. By the grace of God, he has overcome this disease and has been trying to start a new life.

      Keep praying and do not give up hope. All here and more are praying for your son and of course for you as well.

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      1. Thank you so much, John. It means a lot to me. Your words and prayers are encouraging. I know prayers are being heard and answered. God bless you.

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      1. God bless you, Ron, for being so willing to help. I edited out the number because we’re just not set up to connect people with any kind of services. We would need to do some vetting, not as a judgement on anyone, but as a responsible way of handling this. If we did connect people in this way, it could create problems if the connections turned out to be something that became a problem some how for either party. Let’s add to our prayers that Chris reaches out to those available in his area.

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      2. Thank you for your offer, Ron. That is truly kind of you. At this time, would you please continue to pray for him? He’s going in the right direction, so I believe God is answering our prayers. God bless you for reaching out as you did. Just melts my heart you would do that. Thank you.

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    2. Dear AudieMarie, I will pray for your son Chris and all the sons and daughters of this land who have been stricken by the real pandemic of our times which is addiction. During my days patrolling the streets of Boston the most difficult part was seeing all the young people on our streets.

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      1. Thank you msvislander. Your prayers are very much appreciated. Our parish just had a funeral for a young man who died of an overdose. It’s terribly sad. God bless you for having the compassion you do for those who suffer from addiction. Brings water to my eyes.

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      2. Sorry, I got your name wrong in my first reply, mvislander. Should’ve had my glasses on. As for my son, I think he might be doing better. He had been a meth addict, but went to “rehab” and turned to alcohol. I’m praying he will now turn to God. Thank you again for your prayers and kindness.

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  2. Dear Family of Prayer,
    Please pray this week for the move my husband and I are undertaking. Please pray for good weather, good roads, safe travels and for the protection of us as we carry boxes, etc. We have to go over two mountain passes and the forecast says we might have some snow. The traveling day is this coming Saturday the 27th.
    I haven’t had much time to sit down and read the blog but pray for everyone here daily.
    Much love.

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  3. Praying, AudiMarie, for your son, and also praying for you and your moving efforts, HTTP. May God abundantly bless you and your families 🙏🏻

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    1. Carmel, thank you for your prayers. There is much comfort during trials in knowing others are praying with and for us. At times, it seems I can feel the effects of intercessory prayer. God bless you and all who take the time to pray for others.

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  4. Audie,
    Praying for you, your son and anyone else in your family that is affected. Alcoholism is not an disease that only affects an individual, but all those that love him. Chris, being your son I am sure makes it especially hard..

    God bless and May our Mother Mary intercede for your son’s recovery.

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  5. To the Prayer Warriors:
    I am asking for your spiritual support and prayers for 3 family members. One for a joyful recovery and two with possible terminal outcomes.
    The first extended family member that was diagnosed with terminal cancer was my sister’s daughter-in-law. She had many malignant tumors in her uterus. Within one year of heavy treatment, she is now cancer free. She will have to continue to take a newly developed drug for three to five years called LYNPARZA. It cost $7,000 per month. Thanks be to God she was accepted by someone, or a program, that would pick up the tab of a 5 year expense of around $420,000. So far 75% of women that have taken this drug have gone 3 years cancer free. Of the 25% that took other post cancer treatments, all participants had their cancer has return within 14 months.
    A side note: The extended ONeill family has had many miracles happen to us or our kids, grandkids and great-grandkids that we know were saved, cured, spiritually or physically through the mercy and love of Our Blessed Mother. We have no reason to not chalk up another wonderful example of the power of prayer. Having the CORAC team as part of the large family, I am convinced helped in many ways. Furthermore, as proof that our Mother Mary was involved, my sister’s name is Mary and Mary is also the name of her daughter-in-law. For people of faith, we need no proof. It is so great to have JOYFUL news while we have been living in the middle of evil and hate coming from every corner.
    However, on the in-need prayers side of life, my 21-year-old step-granddaughter, who had gone through breast cancer two years prior, and pronounced cancer free, has now been found to have terminal cancer which has spread to 6 different areas of her body, including her bones and lymph nodes. She is still going through chemo and other treatments. So far, there is no spread, but there is no reduction in the areas of cancer or the size of the tumors. Please add her and her and families to your prayers.
    Finally, my older brother by two years has had extensive heart problems as recognized by his 4 heart attacks over the last decade. While having a pacemaker and heart defibrillator imbedded in his chest, the doctor still told him that the next heart attack would be fatal. He went into the ER two days ago and doctors are trying to find out the cause. Your prayers for his recovery, regardless of the cause, are again greatly appreciated.
    I also want to say that while I may not personally respond to most of the extensive number of people in need as of prayer, I pray with my family for all CORAC people in need as well as our cause every day during our family rosary. I do not think any of us have many crosses and burdens to bear. Having CORAC and the prayer warriors especially, is a great gift for individuals reaching out to God for help and comfort.
    Thank you so much from my self and extended families request for your prayers and thoughts.
    John

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    1. John, prayers are being offered for all your intentions. Your devotion to and love of our Blessed Mother is inspiring. God bless you all.

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  6. please pray for good outcome for friend who has no family, I basically am it. She went to emergency Monday and will probably need long term rehab and is thought she will not be coming home. She has no insurance at this point and hospital is trying to work something out. She wants to come home to her cats and is not very cooperative and willing to let God be in charge. She prays constantly and always says her memorare is her go to and Mary is always there and always answers her prayers but can’t seem to accept things as they come and gets extremely upset if things don’t go the way she wants them to. Please pray for her and me and all those trying to help,

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  7. My twin’s husband of 40 years passed away peacefully and naturally last week, with my twin beside him. She had willingly been his 24/7 caregiver for two years; finally, his systems simply started shutting down, even with excellent care by hospital staff. My twin has noticed and is grateful for the many ways that God provided comfort, direction, and little miracles of grace.

    I’m grateful to have been with her all the time since his passing. ❤

    Anyway, now is the time to adjust to new ways of life. My twin is very open to God's leading. He knows her needs. She prays for direction and discernment.

    Many thanks for your prayers, friends ~
    Sister Bear

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    1. I extend my heartfelt condolences to you, you twin sister and entire family. May the soul of your dear departed B-I-L rest in peace. I pray additionally for your sister as she make her way anew. ❤

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    2. Sister Bear, I’m joining in prayer for the repose of your brother-in-law’s soul. Prayers also for your twin and you. God bless you. XO

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  8. Am grateful for all of your prayers. I am still dealing with some depression and anxiety. And am asking God to heal this. You are in my daily rosary. Thank you. Cheri F

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    1. Cheri, I’m praying for you too. I’m glad you are praying the rosary daily. It gives me peace when I have anxiety. God bless you.

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  9. I write to ask for prayers for Fr. Mathias Thelen of Encounter Ministries, who as a newly ordained priest was the associate pastor of our parish. Our diocese sent out an appeal for prayer today because he is suffering from serious complications from a routine surgery. He has been in the hospital for 10 days and is bleeding internally, and the doctors can’t figure out what’s causing the bleeding. He is in great pain. Please pray for his quick healing, for a relief from the pain, and for wisdom for his doctors. Thank you.

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  10. Would you all please say a prayer for one of my brothers? He had a bicycle accident on Easter Sunday that will require surgery and then fell and broke four ribs on his birthday three days later. He also had the shot the week before. Not going well for him right now, as he is also going through a divorce. Thank you!

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      1. I am just learning about an active and dangerous earthquake in neighboring Jamaica. Please pray for all in harms way.

        Our Lady of All Nations, pray for us. ❤

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          1. Thank you, Beckita. They as a neighboring island country and we as a fallen world need prayer. Lord, I pray that people of good will are coming to the aid of the abandoned/needy. Sadly, this is being reported today and is a clear sign of the times.

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  11. Thank you all for your prayers offered for my son and now my brother. I forgot the most important request! Please pray for their conversions. I do that every day and then forgot to include it in the previous requests. For crying out loud…

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  12. Please pray for me in Chicago to find employment. We are still in lockdown mode due to covid restrictions, and I as a doctor of manual medicine cannot thrive here. I am depressed and so are most conservative Catholics who have no voice here.

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    1. Praying for you, Gina, that the Lord leads you to a wonderful job and consoles you even as He strengthens you in the current trials. Please, do look up the Catholics who are part of CORAC in Chicagoland. They are many. When you join CORAC – website: corac.co – you can begin to make connections on the forum there.

      An Apostolate, The Anointed Life, is based in Chicago and hope is fostered in this community to which I belong. (I’m not in Chicago, but we meet via Zoom.) You can look for Michael and Kelly Sullivan, who belong to St. John Cantius Parish, and they would pray over you if you ask them. They are a faith-filled couple, remaining in the city to bring Christ’s Light there.

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      1. I have attempted to join the The Anointed Life Zoom healing room a couple of times with success once, Beckita. I usually find out at the last minute and cannot commit, yet that will not deter me and I will keep coming back when invited.
        I had the privilege of meeting Michael and his son rather quickly on my way out of the Chicagoland stop on Charlie’s speaking engagements. I am encouraged by what our CORAC local region is and will be doing. ❤

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        1. Oh yes, Jen, to the development of what is rising in your area. There are people on board who had previously known very little or nothing about CORAC or that Charlie was speaking in Chicagoland but viewed the video and and are charging ahead with promoting the cause and inviting folks to become members.

          Jen, it’s usually the first Tuesday of each month that we have open healing sessions and I’ll do my best to remind you, check in with you and get you on the schedule when it comes out for next month.

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      1. Thanks, audiemarie2014, for praying for me. And you are correct in seeing Chicagoans are oppressed now with the rise in gang activity and covid restrictions. Please pray for the Chicago police too. Regards,

        Gina Mottier

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  13. I am so far behind in reading ASOH (good thing I get prayer requests through e-mail), but know that I pray for all here even if I don’t get in to post a “like”. I was just wondering how Fr. Mathias is.
    I also request prayers for the Chicago area. My son and his in-laws live and work in Chicago/Joliet. One is a policeman.

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    1. Fr. Mathias is home, Joyful. There’s a lovely update at the parish website and you can check in from time to time to see his progress: https://www.stpatrickcatholicparish.org/

      I connect with people in the Chicago area every morning for intercessory prayer, Joyful. The founder and foundress of The Anointed Life live in the city and we intercede each day for each of our cities as well as cities all over our nation. Praying for the police officer in Chicago, Joyful.

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    2. Joyful, I keep getting farther and farther behind, too. How do you get prayer requests through email? I only get Charlie’s pieces when he posts new ones. Will keep your loved ones in Chicago/Joliet in prayer.

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  14. Dear prayer warriors. Please pray for my husband, Francis. He decided to get the Pfizer vaccine a week ago and since then his muscle disease has gotten worse. I am asking for prayer because they are admitting him to the hospital to evaluate how much more muscle wasting has happened and want to put him on IV’s for necrosis. He has mental health issues that have exacerbated along with all of this and he is nervous about being admitted to what he calls a “petri dish.” Thank you in advance. May God bless your day. ~juls

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    1. Prayers are being offered for you, Juls, and your husband. I pray that God gives you the strength you need to deal with all of this. God bless you, friend. xoxo

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      1. Thank you for the prayers Ann. He is hanging in there and going to see his doc next week for more evaluation. He is home and hanging in there. Just praying he won’t get the second jab. That’s the one thing I can’t convince him of. The ER doc told him it’s just an advancement of his muscle disease but it started a couple of hours after he got the vax and progressively got worse. My biggest prayer now is that he gets the message from someone else to not to get the second vax since he seems to be closed off to hearing about the warnings from our kids and I.

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    2. Juls,
      Francis and you are in my prayers and thoughts. It is difficult read all that is going on with Francis. Your love and concern is such a gift from God to Francis. When we love someone who is suffering, we suffer with them, sometimes even more. Take hold of Our Blessed Mother who felt her son’s suffering more than any human. She is at your side now and by the side of Francis as well, praying, comforting her children in need.

      May God Bless you all.

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      1. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers jpo. In meditation this morning I also read this message of Jesus, “Mary accepted My sorrows because she loved the will of God. I accepted her sorrows because this was the will of My Father, and I love His will. So, too, you must grasp, and with eager hands, the mortifications that come to you through your dear ones.” (My Other Self by Clarence J. Enzler). My husband has a beautiful relationship with Jesus and I know He will carry him.

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  15. Thank you Becks, I just dropped him off. He’s scared, and it’s so hard not to be able to go in with him, but I know for this, too, God has a reason. The think I don’t understand is that he says he is still thinking about getting part two of the vax. Praying against that, too. Dear Lord, have mercy!

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    1. Juls, praying for your strengthening and consolation… that you do what you CAN do and rest in the knowledge that Our Lord and Our Lady walk with you, tending to details you cannot.

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      1. Thank you again. Update: My daughter brought him home last night. He said there is no necrosis, but progressed muscle death. This morning in meditation God put on my heart, Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have made for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope for the future.” I think I was losing hope and I need to do the surrender novena. Jesus take care of everything.

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        1. Juls, I will keep him in my prayers. All things are possible with God.

          My rehabilitation was not helping at one point. An MRI showed possible necrosis too in my shattered ankle/heel. When I relapsed, a second surgery and the removal a loose screw in my foot (not my head) allowed for slow yet steady healing, round 2. At the end of my P.T. – my gauge of a victorious end of therapy was if I could land a cartwheel. I did – it wasn’t pretty, but I did it all the same. ❤

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  16. I love this family. Praying for all of you and your families as well. You’re all such a blessing to me. I am truly humbled by your love. ~juls

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  17. singingjuls,
    For some reason, and I am not sure how it happened, I get all items from the “Prayer Requests” sent to my email. Originally, I think, it was part of my notifications. Anyway, I keep track of them and whenever anyone asks for prayers in the regular comments. I just don’t have time to do a whole lot of “LIKEing” and commenting lately. But if anyone asks for prayers, they end up on my list. 🙂

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    1. And thank you for praying for my son and his family in Chicago/Joliet. They really need all the can get.

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  18. Dear friends,

    Please pray for my 18-month-old granddaughter. I have been caring for her from birth. Her mom, my 18-year-old daughter, has mental health challenges and cannot care for her fully.

    Here is the situation…

    All this anxiety is affecting my health because I hate confrontation and prefer to be accommodating. My mama bear instinct is strong and overrides my “people pleasing” nature but it takes a toll on me.

    We are at the point now where we might have to go to court. Please pray that this situation is resolved. Pray for my dear granddaughter and my daughter too who recently attempted suicide. Please, dear Jesus, help! Mother Mary, pray for us!

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    1. CDN, I’m so sorry for the challenges you’re going through and am praying that every detail is worked through with healing and safety for all. Because this is a public forum, I withheld all the sensitive details of these difficulties. I’m tucking you all into my ongoing prayers that God will provide breakthrough and restore peace. God bless each one of you.

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    2. cdnstormwatcher, I hold you, your beloved and intentions close to my heart and lift you all in prayer to Our Lord and Our Lady for their protection and intercession.

      I share this lovely piece I just came across my SM feed that is from your neck of the woods and is a hopeful sign from our Church, Mystical Body and Blessed Mother’s love for our families and for life. ❤

      LifeSiteNews
      https://tv.gab.com/channel/lifesitenews/view/hauntingly-beautiful-canadians-sing-for-an-609f02e804b1c8a1da7db5f8

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  19. One of young adults is spilling anger, blame, hurt onto the family. I am the target. We think a lot of it is unresolved complicated grief. Please pray for us, the situation is unbearable. We don’t know where to turn.

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    1. Dad confronted the toxic stuff, prayer power seems to have allowed peace to again envelope us all. +TY God+ The long term solution is professional help with resolving deep-seated hurts/tendencies in a loving way. Someone here mention Catholic Psych institute, and I am enamored of them. Another family member had very good experience with one of their counselors for deep grief. We are hopeful this may be a good avenue. However, Free Will is involved and the individual in need of help must be wooed with all patience and love. Also, it is difficult to get in there. Also, it is spendy. I am humbly asking for continued prayers for this situation, if not this avenue, then another for continued healing and peace for my baby. God’s will be done. TY!

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        1. In the very difficult moments, it was such a gift to know there are Prayer Warriors who could be asked for help and were helping us. God Bless you and everyone! <B

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      1. Thank you, AUDIEMARIE for your prayers for both of us. He dutifully took care of our mother for 8 years with Parkinsons/dementia. Now, with the help of God we will see this through. Praying for a miracle to Venerable Patrick Peyton whose Family Rosary Ministry is in my hometown. The family that prays together stays together. I will pray for our NRS/SOH family here also, God Bless you.

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        1. I have a special place in my heart for sons who take care of their elderly parents. God bless your brother. I’ll continue to pray for him and you all. God bless you, Mvislander. XO

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        2. I love Venerable Patrick Peyton’s Rosary Ministry and I pray routinely with him online. May he intercede for us from the Kingdom of Heaven as we fight the battle to usher in the Era of Peace; thy Kingdom Come on earth…. ❤

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  20. Requesting prayers, if you please for my son n DIL who are hoping for family asap and that the baby is healthy despite their both taking the jab. (somewhat ironic b/c as grad students they meticulously scrutinized their research/experiments, however, now it’s as if a spiritual blindness clouds their judgment with nary a scientific hesitation re this controversial vaccine. Plus healing for my knees so surgery isn’t needed. Thank you kindly.

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    1. Prayers coming Maggie for your son and his wife and all who have fallen under the spell of this diabolical disorientation. May God intervene on behalf of His people who are being victimized by this evil scheme.

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  21. Please pray for my daughter and son in law. They recently found out that I pray in front of PP and recently they donated to an aggressive pro-abortion organization. That organization called my house, her former address, to thank her for her recent donation. They may have been members before, but the only two phone calls in the past had been about the elections. I am heartsick. I think that first I will have Masses said for them in the amount that they donated. I will then offer my standing in the heat and humidity in prayer for their conversion and repentance. The gauntlet is down. Please also pray for me to do the right thing. I look at it as a spiritual attack because I must be doing something to antagonize the one who is a miniscule dust mote compared to my Lord. Thank you for your prayers. 🙂

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    1. Adding mine, as Mick said, JoyfulHope20. I <B your screen name. Ah, so many tears all we mothers shed for our children. Our Jesus cannot be immune to them 🙂

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    2. Joyful, inc. your intentions in my prayers. Padre Pio must have been looking directly at mothers when he said his infamous line, ‘pray, hope and don’t worry’; seems like it’s in our dna 🙂

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    3. Thank you for your prayers, Mick, Littlelight, Jen, Beckita, Maggie, Audiemarie, and all who are praying for me and my daughter. I was at adoration last night and it was put on my heart that there needs to be a reconciliation between us as prayers are good but our relationship must be healed. Now I pray for a share of Our Lady’s humility for me and the Holy Spirit’s guidance for both of us.

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  22. Please pray for my 12 yr old niece, Clara Noelle as she is rejecting the faith due to her addiction to all things anime. It is a complete fixation on sensationalism of this anime/manga cartoon world that has her rejecting her own culture and her own identity as a catholic.

    We are needing prayers. She is not the same person. She states she gets nothing out of the catholic mass, and never has. She hates the rosary. We do not know how to talk to her as she shuts us out.

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      1. Thanks for your prayers, joyfulhope20, for my niece, Clara. I will call on blessed carlo acutis for her electronic and anime addiction. Thanks to all you prayer warriors!

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    1. Gina, I will include prayers for Clara Noelle in my rosary tonight. You are a good aunt. God bless you.

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      1. Thank you, Maggie. I appreciate you recommending her to Saint Raphael. Part of her problem is a bad choice of friends.

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  23. My new Pastor, Father Mike, is a good and faithful servant and is asking for prayers for his parish. Over five years now, he has been in a game of spiritual skirmishing with the former bishop and now his predecessor over church capital funds, restoration projects, church merging and closings. To add insult to injury there are new levels of obstruction in hierarchy to block the direct line of open communication to the bishop and provide for pastor interference that delays an opportunity to settle the matter and save his beloved home/flock. He is asking for prayers for God’s grace in the midst of it all. We have another good one being suppressed.
    He wholeheartedly desires to be obedient in seeking and speaking to the new bishop of just over one year (who he has yet to meet personally). He strongly rejects and discourages others who have stepped up and offered to be a third party in the meeting with the bishop, as well as those who said that they’d create posters and banners, design t-shirts (although he liked the idea of CLM – Catholic Lives Matter and/or SJLM – Saint Jude Lives Matter), others who said that they could start a writing/corresponding campaign, or send a message using a giant inflatable rat advertisement balloon as someone suggested with the bishop. He will strive to handle this head on with all of his heart, might, and spirit discretely. He asked that we pray for the outcome that his parish church/school/convent remain open and that he may expand the old church to a larger one for the care of future generations or to accept the results if that will not come to pass and they will continue to use the old church building. He did say that if we hear that his parish has been closed we can stop at a florist and get a bouquet of flowers to lay at his grave because it will be over his dead body that he will allow that to happen.
    Dear Lord, we know these things must come. Please let us pray for our Universal Church, God’s Servants, Our Mystical Body and add a special mention for Father Mike. Thank you, sincerely. Wishing all a blessed Father’s Day. ❤

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    1. Adding Father Mike to the list of priests that my Rosary FaceTime group asks for the BVM to intercede for. It meets every Monday. The list is growing.

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      1. Thank you, joanne. Father Mike had a meeting with the Bishop early this week and we prayed at that moment. I’m looking forward to getting an update this weekend from the pastor. ❤

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  24. Could all pray for the healing of Hannah Dunn. She is 4, had heart surgery to close a hole 2 weeks ago but is now struggling with a staph infection. Thank yo so much.

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  25. My 12 year old niece, Clara, refuses to pray or say the rosary because she now has become a nonbeliever. She is a believer in Manga now, which is an addictive form of japanese animation. Do not know how a once very bright child has become so dark in her outlook.

    Please for her that she see the light of God.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne1950, for praying for my niece, Clara. I am heading to a Marian Shrine in Wisconsin to pray for her and make reparation for her new found indifferentism to all things Catholic.

      Thanks to all you wonderful people.

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  26. I want to thank all who prayed for little Hannah. On Saturday, July 3 her grandmother texted me that the ICU team reduced her sedation after a bronchoscopy, that she was breathing better but not completely on her own. Many meds had been changed but she was still on the vent. On Tuesday July 6 she texted, “Tubes out! Numbers good! Getting better!”. This morning July 7, the grandmother texted a picture of Hannah wide awake with a big smile on her face. Yea! and Thank you, Jesus and Mary! and thank you all once again.

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  27. Midwest in the middle of volatile weather tonight and tomorrow please pray for peaceful gentle rain and no damage to man beast or property; Also on a personal note I need 2 total knee replacements but the ortho surgeon says I’m too weak for surgery/rehab so praying for a miracle one way or the other thank you so much

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    1. Some tornadoes touched down overnight throughout the state but so thankful for simple necessities like a roof over our head as we wake up in the morning- thanks to all the prayer partners!

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  28. I was under the impression that Bro. G already became a deacon, but my Ma informed me that he gets tonsured today as a subdeacon (apparently an Eastern Orthodox thing), and then deacon in November. Today is the Feast of Ignatius of Loyola. I have no doubt he’ll be a stalwart defender of the Fatih as he continues his journey to the Priesthood. Please remember him in your prayers.

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    1. Thanks for the prayers, friends. Here’s a couple of pics from yesterday at St. Nicolas Cathedral in Chicago. I guess you could call them ‘before and after’ pics.

      One thing about the Eastern Orthodox… the trappings are magnificent!

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  29. I have another adult kid who is giving us a run for our money. I am exhausted. These complex situations are way beyond the scope of my ability and understanding. On the bright side the other adult kid you all prayed for seems to have found a measure of peace and settled-ness, all thanks to The Lord. That situation also felt impossible, but here we are, somehow, on the other side of it still not dead yet, actually thriving (TYG).

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      1. <B

        Yesterday after I prayed about this, l unintentionally lifted my foot off the brake on an elec car. Elec cars go. I was so stressed it didn't occur to me I shouldn't use my phone in line waiting in McDonald's drive through. My car jolted forward and slammed into the truck ahead of me (no damage whatsoever, TYG).

        It was hot my windows all open, youngest 2 in car with me. The young man and his wife got out. I knew I was at fault and said I'm sorry! Prepared to own it. He started swearing at me, calling me names. Then they both got back in their truck as they said no damage.

        I lost my appetite, and proceeded to leave. Which started another humiliating diatrabe. I pulled into a parking spot, started balling, my 2 kids hugging me, sad until I could safely drive home.

        I prayed for them, me, All. Marantha!

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        1. The irony of this all is I had just signed up for John Paul and Annie’s (wonderful) healing retreat. After reading some of the presentations in the car (waiting for 2youngest in ballet, heat wave her, etc). The thought came to me I should send this to adult kid I’m so concerned about. Then I thought naaah, they’ll just roll eyes and delete. The thought again: Try.

          So I’m driving home thinking I need to do this before I lose my nerve. My youngest 2 are hungry, of course, and even though I’m planning on burrito s for dinner I thought a fruit smoothie and chix nuggets could be fun.

          I had just finished reading the presentation about healing shame, prodigal son, Kezahah (sp?) right before my public shaming. Hah.

          I don’t know what to think— it’s all so overwhelming.

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              1. I’m like you, LL. I like to go through things and I then get the big picture, but I recommend also going back to the beginning and working through the exercises. I’m keeping a journal and contemplating along with asking and listening to Holy Spirit.

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          1. Oh, Wow, love those two, and what a message. It like hugs. TY! I felt lots of hugs today, TY.

            aside—Eric lost a small son who tragically, accidentally fell from a window, iirc, in NYC decades? ago. Wasn’t it “Tears in Heaven” that he wrote as a tribute. I can’t listen to that song, ugh.

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              1. I wondered that and thought it must be.

                I am listening to the link now. Wow. I love it. A hearty TY. Maybe post it on the main board. So much anxiety everywhere. But certainly I have been long afflicted. I am doing everything I can do to overcome it. God knows.

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          1. You made me laugh, Mick, TY!

            I am Baby, I’m not ashamed to admit. Truly a baby. I was caterwauling like infant in the parking lot, It was all just too much, everything. I bleeted: “What’s wrong with this world, why are people so mean?” and “Jesus, Jesus, I need You, where are You?” and loud generalized blubbering. I gave into my inner Baby.

            I must say it felt cathartic, ah. I’m tired of trying to suppress who I am. I never liked that super passionate part of me, I’m ashamed of it. Very ashamed. I grew up being taught stoic was the only way, and “What’s wrong with you?!” As a small child I thought: “There must be something wrong with me, Wow.”

            In the parking lot my actions spoke: “tough binkie said the kitty, but the milk tastes fine” LOL. Iow, I didn’t try to hide myself, the part that I’m ashamed of. Maybe it’s old age. I’m definitely more Ornery all around since LiamXOXO’s seemingly sudden tragedy rocked our world.

            Maybe it’s a new start. I dunno. +Holy Spirit help, give me you guidance, care, wisdom, all your gifts. Please help us All, I mean to leave no one out. TY Holy Spirit, Lord, TY+

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            1. Ha, Littlelight! I’m a big baby, too. And I’m the actual baby amongst my siblings, and that doesn’t help! Ah, well… His strength is made perfect in weakness, right? 🙂

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          2. So Beckita, Mick, I just finished Sonja’s series and is she ever a Hoot! She had me laughing and nodding in agreement and a vow to open myself further to correction. I almost peed my pants when she was describing how God makes us wait, after the last moment’s moment to stretch us.

            I also love in episode 4 how she describes asking God for a miracle (Yes! Of course! But know He generally doesn’t allow those shortcuts.) Also, most importantly, never test Him by demanding xyz be done my way. Leave room open, He will fill it in the most delightful, unique way, often passed our 12th hour.

            I see now the McD’s episode was a “pop quiz” for me. I’m pretty certain it was the shame thing. God wants me to ditch that, LOL. (duh-me)

            Honestly I’ve been saying a lot to God “I don’t understand! Help me understand! I’m thinking all gamut of crazy thoughts and all gamuts of sane thoughts and truly the truth could be any one of them or none of them. I’m so confused God”

            This has been happening to me with increasing regularity, in many areas of my life. It’s happened so much and I’ve gone down so many rabbit holes, that when it happens I’m learning I need to beg God for wisdom, or I will go down yet another rabbit hole yet another time. Rabbit holes aren’t very nice for humans. I don’t particularly care for them LOL.

            Peace to all my fellow squirrels. Sending hugs out back to All. TY ALL for your powerful prayers. God Bless us, Everyone!

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            1. Yup. Pop quiz it was. And they keep coming up until God gets our attention and we go to Him. Here’s where the S.T.O.P. exercise is so helpful. (The idea to STOP the emotional vomit is based on the Scripture: “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.” (Proverbs 26:11) )

              S. = sin not
              T. = in all candor, tell God all about what you’re experiencing
              O.= offer the right sacrifice, that is, ask HIM what that would be for this particular moment
              P.= Put your trust in God.

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              1. I was looking for that STOP thingy, ’cause I didn’t write it down (ugh!) I am so distractable and started to look, couldn’t find it, then got distracted.

                TY! I am writing it down asap now! Don’t laugh, I wrote it on the back of a deposit slip in my checkbook. I know where to find that : D

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                  1. Well I found The Mother Lode, LOL, aaargh. “The Father Wound” series. Going into Gethsemane and hoping to see ya’ll again. I expect many serial pop quizes, God help me pass them. Let’s rip this bandage off.

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                    1. Oh yes. Worked that one six years ago when Sonja first came on the Catholic blog-o-shpere scene. Something to think about: rather than trying to do so much all at once, why not stick with this “Freedom from Anxiety Series,” take a deep but gentle dive into the exercises and allow yourself to partner with God and allow Him to lead and heal you while you do your part of the work? (I do see elements of the previous series in this current one on freedom from anxiety.) The process is important… without the process, the end result will lack depth.

                      Think of John 15: 1-2 1.“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” The Father doesn’t pull the whole tree out by its roots in one swoosh of a fix. No. He prunes, step by blessed step at a time. BTW You don’t actually fail a pop quiz when you fall, because such as this is a fine learning opportunity. 🙂

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                  2. This is the answer I have been praying for since I was in college. That was 1988. Tears and laughter are mixed with sadness, anger and hope. There is much forgiveness work to be done. I’m at the top of the list, yeah, Lol.

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                  3. “Something to think about: rather than trying to do so much all at once, why not stick with this “Freedom from Anxiety Series,” take a deep but gentle dive into the exercises and allow yourself to partner with God and allow Him to lead and heal you while you do your part of the work? (I do see elements of the previous series in this current one on freedom from anxiety.) The process is important… without the process, the end result will lack depth. ”

                    I smell Wisdom here, LOL. Now I am struggling/wrestling with how to fit this to who I am, etc. I have come to accept about myself that I possess zero patience for anything methodical. It feels like refined torture, and therefore I will quit it if it is not scaled down to a doable (low) level. I have to discipline this in many areas of my life, as you may imagine. This may be in part because my plate is spilling over with many tasks.

                    Praying about this, I felt God ask me to pray like this: “Please God, help me and my loved ones not to eat our vomit.” That’s it. Along with the S.T.O.P. exercise. That’s the level I’m at.

                    Beckita, a wonderful thought, a seed of hope I see clearly from God, reaching into the past and HEALING it (I have begged for this) is that prior to LiamXOXO’s death, the Lord taught me this mantra: “Bring to ME your good, bad and ugly (nod to Clint Eastwood, Hah). My ‘especiality is The Ugly. The Vomit”

                    When LiamXOXO came to me a month before he died and asked me for help (me with zero understanding about the incredible evil he was facing) told him that exact phrase. I ended it with: “As long as you bring it to Jesus, everything will end well. Always run to Jesus, never from Him.”

                    So I never knew that dog-eating-his-vomit bible phrase before. NEVER knew it. EVER—-until now. Yet there it was, on my heart, in that troubled past. I see there was God. He was there. Making a path. Oh, it melts my heart with hope, TYG.

                    I spent time in shock, letting that all sink in.

                    Saturday was a tough and yet victory day for Our Lady for me. I had went ahead and listened to some of the Father wound stuff. I am trying to find God in the reality that negative thought processes, over time (?generational sin, etc?) are very likely to cause real physical disease. I am wrestling to find the truth here in what can be a new-agey kinda thing or, more toxic, a fundamentalist mentality/blame/temptation-to-pride (either I’m the greatest or I’m the lowest) kinda-thing. The truth that commands us to reject negative thought as sin and S.T.O.P. It’s a bit overwhelming.

                    I love the bit about quantum physics that Sonja talked about in this weeks Freedom from Anxiety release. I loved how Anne talked this morning about peeling onion layers, freedom from toxic shame-talk and how God plants seeds of light/hope.

                    All those temptations are traps I have surely succumbed to. I’m so tired of all that and long for true freedom in Christ. A couple of years ago now I felt Our Lady ask me to beg God, through her for “radical forgiveness” I did/do this, continually. I don’t fully understand it, but I had another Shock Moment, when Sonja nailed it home in the Freedom from Anxiety Series.

                    So what I see, is that God knows, and has long been preparing my/my family’s delivery. I have to rid myself of the notion that it is based on anything I do, EXCEPT, chosing Him—TNRS. The whole of me stumbling onto Sonja’s work was an answer to my begging him for understanding. I see now that Pop Quizzes are a blessing. The other info is too overwhelming. But it’s okay. He’s in control. He has this. That’s what He told me. I believe Him. TYG, You will see me/us/all through this into your arms. TYG.

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                    1. Sounds like you’re digging deeply with an open heart, Littlelight, and lots of stuff is rising as you process. At times like this, I think gentle curiosity is the way through it. Praying for you as you continue. Please feel free to send me an email at TNTSAnswers whenever you’d like to share. May Christ imbue you with the Peace that only He can give. 🙏🔥♥️

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            2. Littlelight, please note that only 4 talks in the series have been posted. There are more to come in succeeding weeks. If you sign up to receive her postings, they are released on Mondays. 🙂

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                1. Awesome, Littlelight. When I land on gold, I become a copious note-taker (I’ve engaged in and worked with several inner healing models in my ministry studies.) because the kinesthetic action cements the concepts for me, so while I have listened to all four presentations, I’ve only just completed my notes for the first one in the series. Onward. 🙂

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  30. Littlelight, perhaps the incident was allowed to happen because now God wants you to intercede for them, and all those you just asked to pray for them. I bet they have no one to pray for them and your prayers and forgiveness may be a means to pull them back from the edge of an abyss. You may even meet them in Heaven. Your cancelling the debt they owe you for their part in the incident binds them to your intercession, forgiveness and all the blessings you will call down upon them. When you cancel the debt, your pain is greatly alleviated if not removed. Praying for you and your kids and the young couple.

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    1. What a beautiful, consoling thought, Joyful. I will do as you say. It certainly can’t hurt. +Jesus, please help them, and their loved ones, whatever they need, Lord, you know. TY Jesus. They hurt me but I know I have also hurt many people. I can’t live without your forgiveness, Lord. Please give it to them, and me and mine and All who are seeking You. TY Jesus+

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        1. Jen, well, I too, need this on my device, LOL. TY, my friend! I am weak-kneed, so be it. When I grow up (in my forever home) I will run miles, strong-kneed.

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  31. If you could send up a prayer please for Healing of a fib -being admitted to the hospital soon -so I can be treated quickly without serious treatment plans.
    Thanks in advance and thankful for a negative Covid test-Everyone admit it Hass to take one

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  32. Please pray for healing for Isla, the granddaughter of one of our newest members, who hasn’t successfully got on this site. Grandma Margaret is pretty stressed out.

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  33. Please pray for Kathryn in hospital with Covid pneumonia as well as just giving birth. It has been 6 weeks now, she’s in dire need of prayer and healing. God bless and thank you

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  34. Please say a prayer for the repose of Veronica W.’s soul – aka #ThePeoplesBridge lady who I fondly celebrated her creative and fun efforts and shared about here:

    https://corac.co/2021/07/30/building-bridges

    On Saturday, September 11, 2021 Jeff and I and about a dozen other friends met nearby to rally together on her behalf for her treatment being denied at an Amita Hospital that my dear goddaughter works for as a first year nurse.

    She was denied treatments and died early this morning. The culture of death trolls on twitter were sinister and the media and CPD assisted in thwarting good measures taken on her behalf to my shock and horror.

    The details are still being sorted out and for now I simply ask for prayers for the repose of her soul and for an end to medical tyranny.

    Thank you in advance with all my heart. ❤

    https://anonup.com/thread/6645355

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        1. That’s wonderful, Jen. It is tnrs.

          I love the prayer before meals and yes, easy to forget. TY for taking these courageous (difficult, VERY difficult with grief) steps and sharing them. <B

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  35. Dear Squirrels, please pray for an order of nuns whose tlm-based way of life/charism is under Vatican review. Please consider praying rosaries asking Our Lady for her mantel of protection for their tlm-based charism and way of life.

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  36. Please pray for a beautiful young mother who was diagnosed last week with a “very aggressive” form of breast cancer. She is a member of my extended family and, therefore, is family. Heartbreaking 😦
    Her name is Michelle. Doctors still haven’t decided on how to treat her. Please pray for all medical personnel associated with her care as well as her entire family. Thank you for your prayers and I will try to update as I can. Virgo potens, ora pro nobis.

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