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 received a text from a dear friend asking for prayers for her son. I have placed him on this list before. He is the young (thirty- something) father of two who destroyed his liver through alcoholism. He has not yet gone through the necessary counciling to be placed on a transplant list but he is currently in the hospital desperately in need. They will review his case on Wednesday. I am asking God for mercy, to loosen the rules enough to allow Jeff the life saving transplant he needs. I am praying for his entire being, mind, heart, soul and body. Thank you Jesus!

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  2. Also, the daughter of this same friend recently found out she has a condition called Chiari Malformation and will need brain surgery. This young women is in her thirties and has five boys, one of them only months old.

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  3. Please pray for my husband Dan, our marriage and our son.

    There is truly a spiritual battle for my husband’s mind going on. Or maybe it has been decided with his vote.

    He was actually so angry with me today…

    I prayed the Saint Michael prayer and a rosary with my son. Letting him know that it wasnt a battle between his father and I, because we love each other. That it was a spiritual battle that was going on and we have to pray.

    So later my husband and I are calmly talking and it gets into “choice”- he still is singing the “I cant force my morality on someone else”. And I am seeing clearly the evil one provoking us.

    It truly is a battle for souls!! I dont believe that God wants me to divorce my husband, as a priest suggested at confession last Saturday. Just suggesting it put it in my head to niggle.

    Saint Monica pray for us!

    Thank you for your prayers! Please ask St. Joseph for his intervention.

    Thank you!!

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    1. Little One, I am praying for you. I edited out a portion of your comment because this is a public forum. Praying a PMT and sending St. Joseph with the entire Holy Family to watch over and intercede for you and your family.

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      1. Thank you Beckita.

        I am grateful for your editing.

        Thank you for prayers! Feeling such peace and knowing God is good and provident.

        😀🙏🏻😀🙏🏻

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        1. Praise God for the peace, Little One. I didn’t wish to add to your low feelings with the edit but I also didn’t want any regrets for revealing the sensitive details. And don’t we all contend with sensitive details, of one sort or another, in these days. Continued prayers that the Lord meets your every need.

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    2. little one, I will certainly pray for you and your marriage/family. The Divine Mercy meditation I received today was consoling as I too have been impatient with others and so many seem to a short tempered and lacking in charity and humility lately:

      Teaching on Feelings

      Meditation:
      During Holy Mass, I saw Jesus stretched out on the Cross, and He said to me, My pupil, have great love for those who cause you suffering. Do good to those who hate you. I answered, “O my Master, You see very well that I feel no love for them, and that troubles me.” Jesus answered, It is not always within your power to control your feelings. You will recognize that you have love if, after having experienced annoyance and contradiction, you do not lose your peace, but pray for those who have made you suffer and wish them well (Diary, 1628).

      My Prayer Response:
      Thank You, Jesus, for teaching me about my feelings when annoyed by people. Help me to love them and remain in peace. Whenever I think of them, remind me to pray for them.

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    3. Little One, I will pray for you, your son, your husband, and your marriage. I’m truly baffled by the priest’s suggestion that you consider divorce. God bless all of you.

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  4. Hey, everybody, could I please request prayers for my cousin, Tanya? She had a stroke yesterday. She is 48. Please also pray for her mother, my aunt Rita, who is beside herself with worry. Thanks.

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  5. First time here asking prayers for a friend, Louise, 61, in palliative care. She does not want to die. I assume she was brought up Catholic but doesn’t know Jesus personally….and doesn’t know what is awaiting her. Her daughter has also been battling cancer for a few years now and is presently stable. Louise’s husband is hugely supportive. Please pray for this family. Thank you so much.

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  6. Dear TNRS-ASOH family, I want to thank you for your prayers for my cousin Tanya. She is being discharged from the hospital tomorrow, praise God.

    I would like to mention another prayer request. My eldest son has a college buddy whose 15-year-old brother died last week after an extended illness. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Nihal and for his family. Thank you.

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  7. In thanksgiving… my friend’s son Jeff made it on to the transplant list!
    Praying for all intentions here.
    Thanking God for the blessing of a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family.

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  8. Please pray for the repose of the soul of my daughter-in-law’s mother who passed away today from brain cancer. This one is extra tough since we lost my daughter-in-law’s brother to brain cancer just last year.

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    1. Praying, Kris, for the repose of the soul of your daughter-in-law’s mother. Praying, too, for the whole family and all who love them in this time of mourning. Truly tough with the passing of both son and mother.

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  9. I’d like to bring up a praise to God and a thank you to all who prayed for Jason and April who were trying for their first child after 2 miscarriages.

    Two days ago, April was induced after 37 weeks and endured 40 hours of labor. They welcomed Evelyn Rose into the world at 1:46 am, coming in at 7 pounds 13 ounces. She’s pink and very healthy with a shock of black hair like her daddy.

    Thank you, all!

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  10. My friend’s son Jeff received a liver transplant last night. Thanking God for such a quick response to the need and praying that Jeff does not reject the liver.

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  11. Jeff update: liver is working great, kidneys not so much. He went through dialysis and also has a hematoma that they are monitoring. Thanking God for the working liver.

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  12. Would you please pray for a successful final exam on Thursday? I cut it too close and must answer 40 of 50 questions to pass the course. It’s not going to be a slam dunk. 🏀 I’ll need an assist from you. Thank you very much for the help! -Patrick

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      1. Won the game by 6, Mick! 🏀 A lot of layups and free throws. ⛹️‍♂️ I got stuffed in the paint a couple times, but then nailed some sweet fadeaways from downtown. Good game all in all.

        So 8 more months to go, God willing….

        Thanks everyone for the prayers! And thank you, Jesus!

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            1. Happy for you, Patrick! Luxuriate in your break. I’m looking forward to mine as I’ve been on duty, this school year, to care for my three granddaughters in the mornings before school, as well as, dropping them off and then fetching them at the end of the day. Time with the Three Graces is wonderful and there’s energy expended. Especially looking forward to a wee sleep in each morning.

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        1. [Imagine my saying this in my best attempt to imitate the inimitable Dick Vitale]: “Patrick Daniel… he’s a PTP-er! It was a real knee-knocker, but PD brought a W! He’s a 3-D man–a real surf-and-turfer! SERENDIPITY, BABY!!!”

          Congratulations, brother; you earned it. 🙂

          P.S. I know that your happy result is not because of serendipity, but rather because of God… and your busting your backside. But “Serendipity, baby!” is one of my favorite Dickie V lines, so I had to include it.

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  13. Oh my! The needs are many. Just got a call from another friend asking for prayer for a young man named Jason. Praying to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots to undo the knots in his life. Enough said…

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    1. Thank you all.
      Jeff update: they just removed a hematoma the size of a football from him. Still hoping for kidney function. Liver doing well.

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  14. Please pray for my son David. He is a Juvenile Diabetic aka Type 1. He has had this disease since he was 12. He is now 34. He has pushed the limits of the disease by not controlling high blood sugars. He is now experiencing his first diabetic complication. On Tuesday, Dec 11 he will have 7 teeth extracted by an oral surgeon. The surgery is complicated by his diabetes and so too is his recovery which takes at least 4 to 5 days. I am frightened for him. He has continuous insulin pumped into his system and this can be reduced for the surgery but cannot be stopped because he would go into ketoacidosis within an hour. This is life threatening. Insulin however must be covered with food to prevent low blood sugar and a blackout. Please pray that the surgery is successful and that his throat is not so swollen that he cannot eat aka cover the required insulin with food.

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    1. joanne, I will keep your dear son and his dental team in my prayers for the best possible outcome. I pray too that he controls this dreaded disease which my dear late father had as well. ❤

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    2. So sorry to hear this news, Joanne. Tucking your David into my prayers this day, for this surgery and all your intentions associated with it. Sending St. Apollonia, patron of dentistry, to assist the team tending to David’s teeth and to bring protection and complete healing for David. Sending Our Lady to imbue you with Her Son’s Peace, Joanne.

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    3. Joanne, I know this is hardly comparable, but I’ll throw it out just in case: when my teens got their wisdom teeth out, the dentist recommended baby food (there’s 3-4 stages); and I’ve noticed friends who have d. drink Glucerna or Equate protein shakes. Again, pardon my unsolicited 2cents. Keeping you, David and his oral surgeon in prayer.

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      1. Marie, TY for your suggestions and prayers. Juvenile Diabetes effects every part of the body. Complications include the eyes, heart, teeth, etc. He is working through the recovery. I thought the Glucerna shakes was a great idea. Looking to purchase some today. Thanks!

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  15. Joanne, praying that Our Dear Lord will balance all of David’s needs perfectly. Praying that Our Blessed Mother will be with him every step of the way. Also praying a Miraculous Trust Prayer.

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  16. In the service of the transmission of faith

    Let us pray that people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

    Pope Francis – December 2018 Prayer Intention

    If you want to share your faith through the word, you have to listen much and carefully.
    Let us imitate the style of Jesus, who adapted himself to the people He had in front of Him so as to bring God’s love to them.
    Let us pray that people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time, in their dialogue with people’s hearts, and above all, by listening much. ❤

    The Pope Video

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  17. I just received this prayer request through Spiritual Hospice but figured it would be more appropriate to request prayers here:

    Please pray for David.

    “David is a Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetic who was diagnosed at age 12. He is now 34 and is experiencing complications due to JD and uncontrolled blood sugar even though he has been given every available device to control it. Please pray for his stubbornness and his renewing his focusing on what he has to do. He is having very serious oral surgery on Tues., Dec. 11 from not controlling his blood sugars. He will loss 7 teeth and have a long recovery.”

    Thank you.
    Patrick

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    1. Patrick, that sounds like Joanne’s son for whom she brought this petition to us on the 5th:

      “Please pray for my son David. He is a Juvenile Diabetic aka Type 1. He has had this disease since he was 12. He is now 34. He has pushed the limits of the disease by not controlling high blood sugars. He is now experiencing his first diabetic complication. On Tuesday, Dec 11 he will have 7 teeth extracted by an oral surgeon. The surgery is complicated by his diabetes and so too is his recovery which takes at least 4 to 5 days. I am frightened for him. He has continuous insulin pumped into his system and this can be reduced for the surgery but cannot be stopped because he would go into ketoacidosis within an hour. This is life threatening. Insulin however must be covered with food to prevent low blood sugar and a blackout. Please pray that the surgery is successful and that his throat is not so swollen that he cannot eat aka cover the required insulin with food.”

      Praying, still, for David… and his dear mother. I hope do Joanne gives us an update. Until then… prayers.

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      1. I just wanted to let you know that I can’t get to the sight today. It says I need a wordpress account and I don’t have one.  Thx, Cheri F

        Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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        1. LimeGreen, the site is back up. My apologies for the inconvenience this afternoon. Thanks and prayers to WordPress Support, especially the person who helped me get everything running again! 🙂

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  18. Please pray for our parish priest. After mass he read a short statement that he got permission from our bishop to take a leave of absence. 😞

    Praying he remains a priest and that he finds the balance he needs right now.

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  19. Son in law Jerry had scans today. Results are not what we’d Hoped for. Jerry’s cancer began as stage four Sinonasal carcinoma. We beat that (sort of) but they told us it was floating around in his blood stream and could land somewhere. It landed on his thorax. Surgery took care of that. Now it is in both lungs. He has been taking chemo. The spot on one lung remains the same. The spot on the other lung is larger. He has had more chemo and radiation then most can take but they will radiate again.
    … getting a bit weary here…
    Asking for the full deal- a complex and miraculous healing. The kids need their daddy. They are only
    one and a half and four and a half.
    Thanks.
    Kris R.

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      1. KrisR, So sorry to hear. Will keep praying for a prompt and total healing. This group in the US, sends out free small vials of ‘authentic undiluted Lourdes Water’ drawn from the Spring of the Lourdes Grotto in France. lourdesvolunteers(dot)org

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  20. Please pray for all my grandchildren…so many are suffering from depression…really bad depression. The children range in age from 8 to 13.This is so hard to believe because we have always been a happy secure family but my children and grandchildren are falling apart.Physically all my children and I have health issues. Please pray for my family.

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    1. Dear Noreen, entrusting all your grandchildren to St. Dymphna that she brings about whatever intervention God deems the best way(s) to bring relief to your grandchildren. Praying, too, for you and all your family to be healed of the health issues.

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  21. Dear family, please pray for “Beth,” who is scheduled for an abortion in a few days. “Beth” is a friend of the sister-in-law of a friend of mine.

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  22. Jeff update: he is out of the hospital! Slowly but surely improving after his liver transplant.
    Please continue prayers for son -in -law Jerry in his cancer fight. They are considering adding radiation to the chemo. He is fighting so hard to beat this for the sake of his family. He is wearing himself out trying to do all for others.

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  23. Please pray for me. My back went out this morning and had a very rough day. Can hardly move my left leg past my body in order to walk. Can’t sleep due to the pain. Going to the chiropractor tomorrow but have a really long night ahead.
    I shall rejoice in all things.
    Thank you ahead of time.

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    1. I have offered a prayer for you, htttp and recommend a lukewarm Epson salt bath (no more than 20 minutes) and elevating your limbs with pillows for comfort while resting/sleeping until you see your doctor.

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      1. Thank you jlynnbyrd for your suggestion. At this point, I can’t get up or down so no getting into the bathtub for me. I love Epsom soaks when my back isn’t in this phase. Ha…if something is on the floor it is staying there for a couple of days unless my puppies get it first.
        I highly recommend Epsom soaks to anyone with any ache or pain. It is magic.

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        1. Http: Ask St. Nick to put a 20 inch grabber in your stocking. And then make sure you
          store it on a desk where it won’t fall off, or else you’ll need a 2nd grabber to pick up
          the first one off the floor-yes, been there done that. May the Holy Spirit bring you quick relief.

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    2. I will be praying for you, HttP. I threw my back out a couple of times in the past, so I have an idea of the pain you’re in. I’ll pray especially that you be able to get some rest tonight.

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  24. Asking once again for prayers for my four year old grandson. I made a request at the end of Oct. when he was suddenly unable to stand. They ruled AFM and influenza and guessed it was parainfluenza. This child was never sick but over the last several months he cannot go a week without a fever or vomiting or respiratory problems. Praying they get to the bottom of this as he is at urgent care again.
    Thanks,
    Kris R.

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  25. My 16-year-old daughter just told me last night that her best friend, also 16, just had an MRI done and they found a spot on her breast and on her shoulder they are concerned about. This young woman’s mother had breast cancer. I just asked for prayers that the doctors can diagnose and treat her if this also turns out to be cancer. I pray my daughter can witness to her friend and help her friend focus on Jesus for strength.

    Thanks, and God bless!
    Bill

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    1. Praying for your intentions related to your daughter’s friend and for your daughter, Bill, as she witnesses to her dear friend in this trial. May Our Lady wrap her Mantle of peace and hope around these young friends that they may f-e-e-l the LOVE of God.

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  26. My cousin’s 12 year old son, Andrew, lost his long battle with brain cancer this morning. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family.

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    1. CM, I will pray for the repose of Andrew’s soul and all of you who love him. I am so sorry. God wrap you all in His arms to give you comfort.

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    2. CM Bookmark, I have offered a prayer for the repose of his soul and for the family to be surrounded and comforted by the love of friends, family and their community in their sorrow. ❤

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    3. Oh CM. So very sorry to hear this news. Surely praying for the repose of Andrew’s soul, for his family and all who love him. Praying especially for Andrew’s young friends.

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  27. Urgent Prayer Request: One of my youngest(27) son’s good friend committed suicide last night. His name was Weston. I am heartbroken.

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    1. Oh HTTP. Such a sorrow. May the Lord welcome Weston into Paradise. Praying for the repose of his wounded and weary soul. Praying, too, for your broken heart and the broken hearts of family and friends who mourn his passing.

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  28. Please, please, please pray for my pregnant daughter and her husband. He told her to leave the house. He is so angry and being hurtful. And please pray for me that the Holy Spirit will guide my tongue.

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    1. Oh, Lord, we lift joyful’s entire family up to you Lord. Guard her tongue that it may not do damage. Surround this family with Your spirit of peace, calm, understanding, and forgiveness. In Your Holy Name we pray.

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  29. Praying for all here who have requested prayers. I’m sorry this is not as personal, I just want you all to know that I read all the prayers and do pray for you all, even when I don’t acknowledge each one. I am sure there are many here who are praying alongside of us. God bless you all.

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  30. Please pray for son-in-law Jerry who is fighting cancer. He has a debilitating headache which is on it’s third day. Pain relief meds offer no relief. He is scheduled to begin yet another intense radiation treatment in a few days.
    This family has been on the front lines of suffering for many years in numerous areas. So, I’m asking BIG. Please, dear Lord, cure instantly what is causing the headache. Restore all members of this precious family to full health. Give them reprieve from the many attacks they suffer and help them to proclaim Your Goodness to all.
    Amen.
    Kris R.

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  31. Praise God!!! After three days of suffering and only minutes after my request was cleared, I received a text from my daughter saying Jerry’s pain has suddenly lifted. I am brought to tears! You are one powerful pray-er Beckita!!
    Thank God for ASOH.
    Kris R.

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    1. All Glory to our Infant King and His Virgin Mother for Jerry’s own epiphany… a manifestation of THE Baby’s healing power on this Feast of the Epiphany. Thanks be to God and gratitude for all who have been praying for your son-in-law, Kris. Every prayer counts.

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