Prayer Requests

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Praying Hands with Rosary Beads and Dove

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 the repose of the soul of my great-aunt Margaret. She died in the early morning hours this day. She was 100 years old and ready to meet Jesus. Although not Catholic, she was a faithful evangelical Christian whose ardent prayers saved me from a troubled life and sent me all the way to baptism in the Catholic Church 20 years ago.

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  2. Pope Francis – Prayer Intention – January 2019

    Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

    Young People and the Example of Mary – The Pope Video 1 – January 2019 https://youtu.be/hw0ozxqqohA

    You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration.
    Take advantage of the World Youth Day in Panama to contemplate Christ together with Mary. We will pray the Rosary together for peace, each of us in our own language.
    And ask for strength to dream and to work for peace.
    Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

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  3. prayers please for special intentions for continued health and thankyou to mother Mary for interceding for me to her son Jesus. May Jesus get all the praise. Amen.

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  4. We have several requests for prayers. Please say a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for:
    * Mary Lou with uterine cancer and kidney failure
    * Pamela who is dying of lung cancer
    * Charles who is dying from Alzheimer’s.

    Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Evelyn who just passed away from congestive heart failure. Thank you.

    Patrick
    Spiritual Hospice

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  5. Please pray for a little five year old boy who is being singled out in a negative way by both staff and students at school. My son-in-law teaches at this school and has taken his concerns to both the little guy’s teacher and the principal to no avail. My son in-law has now approached the school psychologist who is in agreement with his observations.
    My heart breaks for this little one who is suffering such injustice at such a tender age.
    Sean, Pat and Patrick, praying for your intentions.
    Kris R.

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  6. Please pray for an elderly man named James. He was just admitted to the hospital for influenza. He has pneumonia and congestive heart failure and is in declining health. Thank you.

    Patrick
    Spiritual Hospice.

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  7. My 48 yr old cousin Karen died yesterday of her battle with Cancer. She is the wife and mother of four children in their teens. I ask you to pray for the repose of her soul and for my family. My parents are beside themselves with grief and her parents have now lost both their children. We shall be traveling to Denver, CO shortly.

    Her brother Timothy died when he was 14yrs. old. Further, our Great Uncle Fred 99yrs, died Jan 22nd. While my family was planning one funeral, we now have two. Fortunately, Karen died on a great Feast Day for the Church: January 25th. the Conversion of Saint Paul.

    A quote from Saint Paul describes her Cancer fight in life, she was a warrior with the heart of a Navy Seal. Today, my Plenary Indulgence (Stations of the Cross) was for her. Tomorrow shall be for Uncle Fred.

    “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”

    Catholic Study Bible

    2 Timothy 4:1-8

    1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:

    2 preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching.

    3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings,

    4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths.

    5 As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.

    6 For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come.

    7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

    8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

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    1. Sean, I am so sorry to hear about your cousin, Karen. And now your great uncle, Fred. I will pray for the repose of their souls and for comfort to those of you who loved them. Also, prayers for the children.

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  8. My sister just called me to say that our Aunt Betty in California, age 89, died in her sleep while recuperating from hip replacement surgery. She had a recent hospitalization for some heart procedures recently. She was the oldest sibling of my dear departed mother. Thank you, kindly. ❤

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  9. My heartfelt gratitude for all of your prayers for my Aunt Betty and family! I was not able to reply or like comments all day, until now. Thanks be to God for that; prayer answered. Please know, I read every comment and am praying for you all too! ❤

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  10. I have a prayer request. I am having lots of physical pain in my life lately. I’m having a hard time handling it. Could you pray I have the strength I need or a solution? I feel like such a wimp but I don’t handle pain well. I am offering it up for whatever God needs it for . Blessings and prayers for you all. And thank you so much!
    Cheri

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    1. Hi Cheri, as a fellow pain wimp, I am offering up prayers that God will show you the way to relieve your pain. Sometimes the answer can be quite unexpected, several years ago I had pain in my hands so bad I could barely even hold silverware. My daughter told me to try giving up nightshades and it actually worked! I can have some tomatoes and peppers now, but potatoes mess me up.
      Beads up!
      pcj

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      1. PCJ, I’m in the same boat: I can have some tomatoes and peppers, but I can’t eat potatoes without getting shooting pains in my hands and feet. Kind of puts the kibosh on my father’s delectable homemade french fries! Grrr. 🙂

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          1. Butter, sour cream, and just a sprinkling of nutmeg. Then smash. That’s how my sister-in-law from Germany makes them. Divine!

            Since heaven is described as a banquet, I’m fully expecting french fries and German mashed potatoes if and when I get there.

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            1. So true! In heaven we can eat anything and not suffer for it. I have a list.
              Too bad I’m not younger and scientifically inclined, I would genetically modify a potato to be free of nightshades. I’d be a jillionaire!

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              1. Hot dog, I sure hope so, for then I look forward to two feasts in heaven…the sacramental feast and some chicken-fried steak, shepherd’s pie, double-decker pizza, finished off with some key lime pie and a banana split!

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                1. Oh yum. I especially love chicken fried steak–or “chicken fried” anything for that matter. I even slice up liver strips and chicken fry them. Or roll some trout in bisquit mix and fry them up with pan fried potatoes. Dont even get me started on barbeque…: )

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        1. Hey, Mick, if you like sweet potatoes, have your dad make you some of those. I love ’em. Crispy, salty, seasoned, whatever. But you probably hate sweet potatoes, alas. Since there are only a certain limited number of sweet potato fries in the world, that means more for me! 😀

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          1. Not so fast, there, pal… I don’t generally like sweet potatoes (boiled, they’re awful), but sweet potato fries are most excellent. Imagine me in my best Seinfeld-TV-show-voice: “No sweet potato fries for you!” 🙂

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              1. Sigh… The Beethoven debacle and now this? What are we going to do with you? It’s not even like we can vote you off the island, since it’s your island to begin with.

                🙂

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                1. Well, my son loves sweet potato fries, too, so I am officially tolerant of that particular aberration. I just wish you and he would have the decency to go to Confession after indulging in such an intrinsically disordered food.

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                2. Gosh, Mick, you do burn the midnight oil; however, please be careful and don’t antagonize the Captain, or…

                  You’ll get us all marooned
                  chattering like baboons,
                  So when we’re full of ire
                  Please just find a spire

                  That’s all I got; or as Madeline’s author, Ethel Barrymore, more eloquently signed off: “That’s all there is, there isn’t anymore.” (who ever started this trend is likely lamenting doing so, as they didn’t expect every Tom, Dick and Harriet to chime in… c’est la vie)

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                    1. In the future, Beckita , please don’t hesitate to correct my ‘alternative’ facts. (Sometimes I don’t realize it right away; scanned my reference source too quickly, therefore my faux pas; but that name didn’t sound right to me so I went back to verify and whoopsy daisy.)😬

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                    1. A benevolent captain you are 🙂 The other day, hubby mentioned that Frank McGrath, the good-natured cook on the ‘ole tv western,Wagon Train, reminds him of “that Charlie fella in those storm prophecy videos”. I agreed, but the affable persona belies your keen intellect and astute manner. I came here for the sizzle, but stayed for the substance. You and B. were very patient when I peppered you with ‘when is the sky falling, I need the month and day, so I can have all my kiddies back home.’ I actually learned of TRNS site via another blog, so I try to do likewise and segue the ASOH website into comments on other blogs if relatable. This virtual family is a haven for the heart, mind and soul. May St. Michael protect all here, both corporally and spiritually.

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                    1. Yep, changed my mind on creating a wp acct, and unfortunately wouldn’t let me log back in under the previous tags, so using a nickname. May I ask what ‘Mick’ is a shortened form of? (first one that comes to mind is Michaeleen,)…but if you’d rather not say, no problem.

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                    2. “Mick” is short for “Michelle.” My brothers named me… after Mickey Mouse (true story). My family has called me “Mick” since day 1, which is cool because I like it a whole lot better than “Michelle.”

                      So, does the “yep” mean that I should call you “Maggie” now, or is “Marie” still acceptable? 🙂

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                    3. “Maggie” it is, then (we DO have a lot of Maries, don’t we?).

                      Yeah, my brothers may have named me after a cartoon character; but I got the last laugh. My oldest brother taught at my high school once I hit 10th grade; so he ended up having to drive me to school every day for 3 years, and he always had to float me some lunch or milk money when I forgot mine. And my other brother… well, I was born on his 6th birthday. He wanted a bicycle, or at least a brother. Instead, he had to share a birthday cake with me for 12 years (and it was always chocolate, which is my favorite but not his). 🙂

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            1. Too bad. I’ll have to settle for my own carefully guarded hoard of SP fries. But boiled sweet potatoes do sound awful. Charlie probably loves that version, but it sounds like an intrinsically disordered food to me! 😀

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              1. I prefer them sautéed in butter, with a little brown sugar, cinnamon, and pineapple chunks (with plenty of pineapple juice added), along with some walnut pieces. If that is disordered, I reckon I’ll have a little more purgatory than I counted on.

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                1. Ha, Charlie! I wrote my sweet potato/Purgatory comment above before I read your sweet potato/Purgatory comment here. Either great minds think alike, or we’re both daft.

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                  1. Ah, the genetics of the family of God show true. So I guess we both get indulgences on the matter of sweet potatoes. Do we at least agree that sweet potato pie is an abominable imitation of the more noble pumpkin variety?

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                    1. No, we most certainly do NOT agree. I like pumpkin pie as much as the next guy; but I’ll take sweet potato pie over pumpkin pie every day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

                      Rats; just as we were starting to find some common ground….

                      How ’bout this: can we agree that lemon meringue pie is better than both pumpkin and sweet potato pies? And I mean REAL lemon meringue pie made with Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk, not that impostor made with water or whatever-the-heck it is that leaves it looking and tasting so disappointing.

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                    2. It is my humble opinion that YOU ALL are daft-
                      Yams are the best. Baked with butter and salt & pepper. Yum, yum.
                      And apple pie-much better than pumpkin-any day ;-o

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                    3. I once found some purple sweet potatoes at the natural grocers and made a pie with them.
                      I’m sorry Charlie, it was really good. Looked cool too…purple pie. Husband couldn’t get into it though, he thought it “wasn’t right” so we had pumpkin too : )

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      2. Hi PineconeJill. Thank you very much for your prayers. My pain is in my left hand. I just had carpal tunnel surgery 4 weeks ago thinking it would solve the terrible pain in my thumb area. It didn’t. I had carpal tunnel according to the doctor, numbness, tingling etc. But I may have basal thumb joint arthritis too. I will look into nightshades. I love potatoes snd tomatoes. If I have to give them up I would. I am going to talk with my doctor about surgery for basal joint arthritis. The pain hurt so bad yesterday I told my husband I’d be willing to lose my thumb to get rid of the pain. I’d like to keep my thumb though.

        This morning I thought of the saying that a positive outcome is just as likely as a negative. Then I opened my daily reading book and asked God to help me pick a page. It was the reading about that. I need to trust in God.

        Bless you all. Enjoyed your comments about sweet potatoes.

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        1. Yeah, mine started in my thumbs and then crawled up into my elbows. Even had to give up crocheting. Super lame. Then you try and pray and you’re like “God, I dont understand!” and He’s all like “I dont need you to understand, I need you to trust” and you’re all like “Fine…can you open that can for me then?” then he’s like “What, you know got bad thumbs, cant you afford an electric can opener?”
          Anyway, I digress…

          Definitely give the nightshade-free diet a try for a while and if you’re inclined, try leaving out the gluten too. They are all inflammatory. There’s an even more strict diet called the “AIP Protocol” you might get some ideas from too, its not meant to be a forever diet, it just knocks out the inflammation and then you add foods back in to see which ones are the worst offenders.

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          1. Thank you, PCJ. I used to crochet but started to try knitting as it gave me some fellowship with people at my church. I’m hoping I can still do a little of that. I’m looking at giving up the nightshade family and see how that goes. My husband thinks my depression affects the arthritis some. I had a situation happen on Wednesday evening that was upsetting.

            How are your thumbs and elbow now?
            Prayers for you also.

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            1. They are much better. The thumbs will probably always be my weakest joint, when the weather gets bad or I overuse them (like too much scissoring) they will ache, but its way better than before and my elbows dont hurt at all anymore.
              I also picked up knitting, (after a failed attempt at taping a crochet stick to my pointer finger. It actually worked, but was just too weird). I hated the sticks but found circular needles with with the shortest possible tips worked for me. It’s way slower than crochet, but makes a nicer fabric.
              I am praying that God leads you to the things that work for you.
              God bless,
              pcj

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              1. Dear PCJ,
                Sometimes when I am in the middle of a pain episode I remember to apply the suffering for someone. That is a big remember! Each joint gets a different person. Doesn’t necessarily mean the pain lessens just that the suffering is not in vain. You probably do that already. This note is more for me than you, most likely. Praying for you.

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                1. Oh yes, I believe in no suffering ever going to waste.
                  I like to have a little fun with it too, if my thumbs are hurting I’ll say “Ok God, I’m offering this up for people who are in purgatory because they twiddled their thumbs instead of doing what needed to get done”. Or something like that. If a person pops into my head when I’m having a pain I’ll offer it up for them. (Sometimes the pain will even cease which I find fascinating).
                  My csf leak started after all the mess with the church last year so I offered the headaches up for the church and the priests. (Well, to be honest, at first I prayed that I could share the headache with priests who were behaving badly, put them out of commission for a while so the good guys could take control, but when there was no mysterious outbreak of spinal headaches in the church, I gave up and started offering them up).
                  The best thing I have learned from all of this is that my family, especially my gruff construction worker husband, loves me whether I am my normal busy bee self or a compromised couch potato.
                  They love me, not what I do. That is a huge lesson for me, quite possibly why I was allowed this cross.
                  Praying for you too–
                  pcj

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                    1. I’m so glad you are able to laugh! Laughter is a win against despair and old hairy legs.
                      Joy is a seriously underused spiritual weapon if you ask me: )

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        2. Cheri, So sorry to hear of your condition. Have you tried red light therapy-there’s some non-commercial types available online. I’ve had alot of pain issues also-Penetrex,DeepBlueRub lotions ,MSM supplement helps. Also in most states, CBD oil (or Hemp), without the active ingredient is legal. (There’s even a catholic family who has an online company that offers it.) Praying for you to find lots of relief quickly. Thanks to those posting nutritional tips.

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          1. She is. Thanks for the reminder, Beckita. 👍🙏🤗

            This bible quote stuck out for me this morning:
            “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

            Prayers for all!

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            1. Beautiful sign of hope in that quote, Cheri. In my own struggle with depression in the past, I discovered through counseling and a lot of reading – from good Catholic therapists and spiritual writers – that depression is often a mask for anger. Rather than expressing it in a healthy way, we humans are tempted to just be nice and forgive and forget without tending to the wounds that often precipitate anger and then we end up turning the anger inward which causes depression. When I was able to own and explore my anger, doing so with the Lord in light of the Scriptures, great healing ensued.

              Two resources for you, if you wish to take a look and consider:
              One is the work of the Bible Evangelista, Sonja Corbitt, found here. She has a ton of incredibly insighful podcasts. For a minimum monthly contribution to support her ministry work, you can tap into her archives. There is a profound series in those archives called Healing the Father Wound which is actually about healing any and all wounds because they block our ability to completely trust our Father in Heaven.

              Another is a recently given talk on forgiveness which prompted me to ask the Holy Spirit to bring to mind any forgotten hurt that I might yet need to review that I can fully forgive and be set completely free. It’s here.

              God bless you, Cheri!

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              1. What you wrote is SO helpful, Beckita! I will keep these in mind and am looking at both sites. Thank you. I am seeing a Catholic counselor and see her Tuesday.

                God bless you, Beckita!

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                1. Oh great, Cheri, on all fronts. I’m glad it was helpful and I’m super glad you’re working with a Catholic counselor – although some are Catholic in name only. I don’t mean to cause distrust. It’s just well known that some people call themselves Catholic yet don’t uphold and honor all our teachings. If that’s the case, such a counselor can still facilitate healing by offering gems that promote the healing process which is ultimately between you and God. Praying, now, that Our Lady tends to all the details as you continue on your healing journey. God bless you too, Cheri!

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                  1. My counselor previously was a pastoral counselor at our church and worked with EPS ( pregnancy services). I feel pretty confident in her in that area.

                    I think learning to see God as more loving would probably help me. I didn’t get much positive in that way growing up. I, too, can be hard on myself if I don’t measure up.

                    Thanks for your prayers and taking time out to give me this info, Beckita. 😊

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                    1. Cheri, I very much understand the lack of positivity when being raised. I think you would love Sonja Corbitt’s stuff on “Healing the Father Wound.” She’s a wondrously energized woman who weaves humor into her work. Sounds like you’ve got a great counselor on board. 🙂

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                    2. Thanks. I think she is very neat. She wasn’t my first try. 😊 I went through some that didn’t work.

                      I definitely will be looking at Sonja Corbitt. 😊🤗💕🙏

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        1. It can be one of my weaknesses too, it always seems to be lurking, waiting for an entrance. Makes me think it is partly a spiritual attack. When things get too much I go to Mary with a good lie-on-the-floor-runny-nosed-cry. I dont know why, but it helps.
          I will pray for you, for healing and fortitude.
          pcj

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  11. I have a request for prayers for Sharon, an elderly lady living in a nursing home in Wyoming. She had a brief rally this weekend but is now no longer eating or drinking. Thank you for your prayers.

    Patrick
    Spiritual Hospice

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  12. Please pray for Mary Lou in Seattle. She went into hospice care on Friday. Thank you again. Patrick

    (When I worked in a hospice inpatient unit in Colorado Springs, we would often say, “They pass away in three’s.” It’s not always true, but more times than not, it is. We would also notice that sometimes many more people would die around holidays like Easter or Christmas, or during a full moon. Likewise, maternity units would notice a marked increase in women giving birth when the moon was full. Fascinating, isn’t it?)

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  13. Hi all, Asking for prayers for healing of a cerebrospinal fluid leak that I’ve been dealing with since Thanksgiving. Its mostly just frustrating because the only thing that relieves the symptoms once they start is laying down.
    I would also like to ask for prayers regarding two job positions that my husband has applied for, that if offered both, he chooses the one that God wants for our family (or that God blocks the one that is wrong for us). Both jobs would put us much closer to family which would be a great help to me.
    Praying for all.
    Thanks and God bless,
    Pinecone Jill

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      1. Thanks Beckita, I try not to whine, and things have improved somewhat. I can walk around for quite a while now before I have to lay down, but sitting does me in very quickly which means no driving or pew sitting, so I haven’t been to Mass or confession since Thanksgiving. Tres lame.
        Thanks again for the prayers, pcj

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      1. Oh thank you. Even as weird as things are, I still laugh alot. Life’s too short.
        (PS: I like to say the “lame” in tres lame with an accent on the e–like the fabric. I just cant figure out how to do that on the keyboard)

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  14. Please pray for my former daughter-in-law. She struggles with her mental health and is having another bad spell. We are helping our son (who is non-custodial parent) take care of our granddaughter while the mom is sick. My six-year-old granddaughter is very aware of her mom’s illness. She said that her mom is having another “episode”. I had a bad feeling last weekend during my granddaughter’s visit that something was not right with her mom. Granddaughter’s backpack was filled will old rotten bananas from school lunches during the week. I didn’t think it right that her mom didn’t clear out her backpack. Poor granddaughter was crying and embarrassed about the rotten food. My son was upset with my granddaughter for not cleaning out her bag, but I had a gut feeling that she was protecting her mom by not wanting to talk about it. And then, after dropping her back at her mom’s, granddaughter called my son crying and told him she was sad and didn’t want to stay at her mom’s. This situation breaks my heart – for my granddaughter and also for her mom who has a good heart but has periods of mentally instability. Today, my granddaughter and I stopped by the church. We lit to some candles and prayed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help for her mom. As we were leaving, she wrote in the book of Mass petitions, “Pray for my mom.” I am sure my agnostic son will hear the whole story and admonish me for taking her, but what can a little worried child do for a sick parent but pray? As you pray for my granddaughter’s mom, please also pray that my granddaughter will be baptized one day.

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  15. I wasn’t going to ask but can ya’ll pray for Mike n i..we are en route miami boat show work/play n the roads are so horrible..some poor fella or muss went right off the guardrail in virginia I’m sure to his or her death very high mountain side..two cops had JUST got there. It’s crazy out there…I miss mayberry…norwalk, ohio😄 thank you all so much..Charlie, we saw a squirrel cross the road in one of those Virginian quiet roads…😆 got you all covered in my sincere prayers too. GOD’S WILL BE DONE..and the people of the Kingdom and the people of heaven, shall rise together, shall rise forever and God shall rule😏

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  16. I am so sorry for you, mental illness can be such a terrible cross–and I know this from both sides.
    I will pray for all of you, that Jesus will work in your hearts so that your family can find His peace and that your granddaughter will be raised with love and not strife, because love, in my humble opinion, is what God has placed us here for, both to learn, and to give.
    An extra thought. I use green scapulars when a situation seems bad–they do seem to help and in our family at least have been most efficacious. We went from no-one attending church to four faithful Catholics after much prayer and greening. It certainly wont hurt to try anyway: )
    God bless you and give you peace,
    pcj

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    1. Yeah, I’m like the green scapulator. I keep extras in my purse to give to people having a hard time.
      I even stealth-scapulate people, hiding them inside christmas ornaments or stuffed animals.
      When I say the prayer I feel like it joins me and everyone I have scapulated to Mary who will guide us all to Jesus. : )

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  17. Please pray for my mom, Emily Dombrowski, who was diagnosed with a quickly progressing fatal brain disease (CJD). We’ve been surrounding her in prayer with Divine Mercy Chaplets & the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes as she spends her final days with us. I would be so grateful for any prayers you could join with ours. I’d also be thankful for keeping my family lifted in prayer as we discern the best way to care & provide comfort to mom and as we try to come to terms with this sudden devastating disease while surrending it all to Jesus. My overflowing appreciation to the great prayer warriors of this site.♥️

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    1. Hi Jill, I am also a Jill and have a daughter named Emily. I am praying for your family, for strength, endurance, and peace, and that you will be able to find moments of joy as you walk this path with your mother. God bless, pcj

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      1. Thank you so much, Jill. The tears have been many but so have the blessings and times of joy. God is hearing all the prayers and answering them quickly. We truly feel wrapped in His love & comfort. He is so good.

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      1. So very grateful, Jlynn. I see in the regular comments section that you always quickly & faithfully offer prayers to those in need. They have been heard and are being answered.

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      1. Thank you, Mick. I’ve told my family some wonderful, holy people are praying for mom. In some ways I think this illness might be harder on those witnessing it than it is on my mom so I appreciate the prayers for my family as well.

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      1. Phoenix, thank you. In the past, I usually noticed blessings ocurring after a particular suffering or at the same time, in retrospect). With this experience God has given us the great gift of seeing & appreciating those blessings smack in the middle of the most difficult moments.

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  18. Encircling you and your family in fervent prayer, Jill. (sidenote, playing Ave Maria and her favorite music, inc.Christmas songs, softly in the background; as they say hearing is the last sense to go, helped my mom calm down in her final days.)

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    1. Oh, Maggie. Ave Maria is also one of my mom’s favorites. This past November we happen to be talking about funerals and my mom told me she wanted that sung. (Shevis going to squeeze out every last tear!) The music suggestion is much appreciated. I pulled out some CDs I made of music we used to sing in folk group and I think they’re bringing her comfort. Thank you for your prayers.

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  19. Jill, I have prayed a prayer of miraculous trust asking for the intercession of St Joseph for your mother. May you all be comforted by the Blessed Mother as you escort your dear mother to the threshold of eternity.

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    1. Thank you, Carmel. My dad’s name is Joseph & he’s one of my “go to” saint’s for specific family prayers. And, although my mom was fairly unresponsive in the hospital, a card with our Blessed Mother did grab her attention and even brought about a few words indicating her desire to keep hospital staff from accidentally throwing it away. I’m sure Mother Mary and Joseph are right beside us. Your prayers mean a lot.

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  20. Two prayer requests for your consideration:

    1. For a fellow Star Trek fan scheduled for open heart surgery … he is supposed to transfer to a better hospital tonight. A very nice and friendly guy whom I know on a surface level. That said, am not sure if he believes in God, and he may be facing death now. Please pray for a successful outcome to the surgery, and in all cases, please pray for his salvation.

    It seems urgent to me because yes … signs. Literally today. You know those coincidences? Well, this Star Trek fan in the hospital awaiting heart surgery has a rather uncommon name, and it happens to be a “place name” that happens to be the name of a nearby city. So today while I was driving, I was on a stretch of highway and his name kept coming up on the highway signs!

    So please pray! (And yes, I did go to the Chapel on my way home to pray for him extra hard.)

    2. For the repose of the soul of a friend of mine who possibly committed suicide (the priest at his funeral hinted as much). While he died about two years ago now this August, prayers would be welcome. (A traditional Russian song he used to play on the violin came on the radio today.)

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    1. Phoenix, I will pray for the repose of your friend’s soul. And regarding your fellow Trekkie, I have offered up a PMT through the intercession of St. John of God, the patron saint of cardiac patients.

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      1. Thank you both, Mick and Jlynnbyrd,

        Am replying so quickly because regarding my fellow Trekkie, well, our Star Trek club had a convention that we were working at today (which he was supposed to attend but of course couldn’t) … and at the convention, people were talking about visiting him in the hospital and about tonight being crucial. Well, I’ve been checking Facebook and so far nobody has posted photos of today’s convention and nobody is chatting about it at all either, which seems to indicate to me that the medical situation is taking first priority and is pretty serious.

        And many thanks for praying for the repose of my friend’s soul. So many positive things I would like to say about him, but would rather not on a public forum, for privacy reasons. But I will say that once I went to see him play the violin at a pro-life fundraiser being held at a Protestant church, and I was really happy to support him for publicly taking a pro-life stand.

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    2. HI Phoenix, I will pray for a fellow Trekkie (Leonard Nimoy died on my birthday–I felt very honored) and for your friend who possibly committed suicide. Dont give up hope for him, we can pray for someone who has already gone, and those prayers can change things for the better, even years later.
      It’s never too late, remember, God exists outside of the time-space continuum.
      God bless you
      pcj

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      1. Thanks for your prayers, Pinecone Jill!

        At least, there have been a few Facebook posts about the convention, indicating sort of a state of normalcy, and the Trekkie hit the Like button on a post from his hospital bed. Still, for spiritual reasons, it seems like a state of emergency to me. Anyways, I offered up my Communion for him, and the cool thing was that part of the Communion song was words to the effect of turning a heart of stone into a heart of love!

        As for my friend who died, yes, I feel there is hope for many reasons. And I don’t want him to be a forgotten soul in purgatory. As for this particular man, many years ago I feel I was allowed to take a step beyond, Continuum-wise, through a dream, and I even told him my dream (of course he looked at me like I was strange, smiled like I was a bit nuts, didn’t say a word, and moved to talk to the other party guests at his mansion). Because on the day that he and his wife moved into his mansion, at the exact time that was happening in real life, I was taking a nap and in a dream, saw them moving into the mansion, and even the color they had painted the walls … Which wall color I saw for the first time in waking life at the first party they invited me to. That was years ago, and led me to believe he was special, like the rich man in the Bible that invited all the poor who couldn’t pay him back to the feast. Because he invited all the single people he knew to the music parties at his mansion where he would play the violin, and all you had to do to get into the party was bring a dish to pass, and you knew you would have somewhere to go every New Years Eve.

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        1. Good to hear your friend is still ok health-wise, but it is still good to pray for their soul, a person can seem fine on the outside but a complete mess on the inside.
          I hear you about telling people spiritual experiences. I’ve tried to share some of mine, even with priests, and found myself being avoided. Its hard because its like being given a cool gift but not being able to show anyone.
          It sounds like your friend in the mansion was a kind soul who knew the pain of loneliness.
          I will pray that at the moment of death he was drawn to Christ and that our merciful Christ draws him in.
          God bless,
          pcj

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  21. This is for Jasconius-(I tried to find your entry but the thread is so long I couldn’t.)
    I’m praying for healing for your family and a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for your son.

    When I see a family on the TV forgiving the accused of some horrific crime against one of their loved ones, I wonder how they do that. They seem at peace. I know in my head that forgiveness is more for us but my heart doesn’t understand it. Praying for you. What happened to you is heartbreaking. Tears are in my eyes as I write this.

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    1. HTTP, some people, things and events that need forgiveness were and are so deeply wounding that it takes time to fully forgive. I will never forget a talk given by now deceased Msgr Mauser from the Diocese of Helena. His entire family of 13 people were killed by the communists in Slovenia one night and he alone escaped alive. He said it took twenty-five years to fully forgive. God understands. He knows our hearts.

      Forgiveness is a HUGE need in these times of intense disorder. A fine presentation about choosing to forgive by an act of the will while, also, working through the process of forgiving was given at the Seek 2019 conference by Fr. John Burns and Sr. Miriam James Heidland SOLT. Sister has a great presence via many apostolates online and in speaking throughout the country. I LOVE her work. So real and down to earth is she while addressing the pressing spiritual matters of the day. Father’s brief bio:
      Father John Burns is a priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He studied business marketing at the University of Notre Dame, but later realized a deeper call to preach the infinite love of God with his whole life. Ordained a priest in 2010, he has served in parish ministry and taught moral theology in the seminary. Father John also works extensively with Mother Teresa’s order, the Missionaries of Charity, and has provided them with retreats and conferences in Africa, Europe, and the United States. He is the author of the book “Lift Up Your Heart: A 10-Day Personal Retreat.” Father John currently lives in Rome while he undertakes doctoral studies on the theology of forgiveness.

      To listen to the presentation, you can search You Tube with these words: Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT & Fr. John Burns: “Seeking Healing Through Forgiveness” | SEEK2019
      A map for the process of forgiving was placed in Father’s Twitter feed after the Seek Conference.
      https://twitter.com/fatherjohnburns?lang=en

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      1. Forgiveness is so important, it is like Love’s twin.
        About ten years ago I had alot of trouble in this area and struggled (or perhaps “wallowed” is a better word) with anger and bitterness (yes, me!). It was justified, but destructive none the less.
        I was literally transformed by a talk given by Jeff Cavins called “The Hidden Power of Forgiveness”.
        I credit it with saving our marriage, and returning/converting us and two of our children to the church (still working on the rest of them, that’s where “The Scapulator” comes in).
        You can listen to the mp3 on Lighthouse Catholic Media for $4.20. (I usually dont like having to pay for things, but for the cost of a mocha, it’s worth so much more).
        https://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/store/title/the-hidden-power-of-forgiveness
        pcj

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  22. Dear ASOH family, I’d like to ask you all to please pray for the grace of the happy death for my godfather, Ed; and for God to please bless and comfort his family. The hospice personnel are saying that it could be any day now. Ed is a good man, a good husband, a good father and grandfather, and a good Christian. He is also one heck of a Marine. Thanks.

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    1. How blessed you are with such a godfather, Mick. May Ed have a peaceful passing and may the angels and saints greet him on his Final Journey. Prayers for his family, for you and for all who love him.

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    2. I’m sorry you are losing your godparent, I pray that he will be quickly welcomed into heaven so that you can be reunited with him again someday. I am sure St Michael will welcome a fellow warrior as well.
      (this post made me realize that I dont know who my godparents are–better call mom tomorrow).
      God bless,
      pcj

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      1. Thank you, PCJ. St. Michael is my patron saint; but until reading your comment, it hadn’t occurred to me that he is also my godfather’s, It is a great consolation to imagine the two of them hanging out together in heaven.

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        1. St Michael is also patron for my husband and son.
          I know little about angels, but I do believe that humans, made in the likeness of God, have something to offer in heaven for spiritual warfare. I am sure St Michael will be happy to meet your godfather–probably even put him to work if he’s interested (I know my husband will eventually be grabbing a weapon and going after the bad guys–that’s just his nature.)
          Also, apparently my godparents are also my grandparents, so I’ve been praying for them all along : )

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  23. Prayers being said for all intentions here. Please say a prayer for an old friend who passed after a battle with cancer. His name is Les. Thank you and God bless all of you.

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    1. I’m so sorry about the passing of your friend, audiemarie. Praying for the repose of Les’ precious soul. May he and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Praying for you, audie, and for all who love Les.

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  24. Please pray for friends of my sister and goddaughter. Sarah cared for our father and nieces in my sister’s home on and off; her daughter Nicole died two days ago. Please keep them in prayer. Thank you. ❤

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    1. Awww, Mick. My condolences on the passing of your dear godfather, Ed. I echo a beautiful truth which Charlie often wrote at the death of someone, paraphrasing now and adding some lyrics from the Rite of Committal at the end of a funeral: May Ed be welcomed into God’s Kingdom and may the smiles of the angels and saints greet his own as darkness turns into day. May Ed intercede for us all as we journey through this Storm. Praying for the repose of Ed’s soul, for you, Mick, and for every person who loves Ed.

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    2. Dear Mick, I’m sorry about your godfather, Ed. Prayers were offered yesterday at Adoration for him and all who have prayer requests. Prayers that God comforts all of you who miss and love Ed. xo

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  25. Praise God! My husband received a job after 8 months of unemployment!

    God’s hand and providence is clearly evident!

    Thank you for your prayers! Now for me to switch jobs!

    Praise God!

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    1. Praise God, that is wonderful! Being under/unemployed is so stressful, I am very happy for you and your husband. I will pray that you find the job that God wants for you.

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  26. I wanted to tell you that I had prayers answered, previously posting on TNRS – I am now married.
    If God wills,He will bless us with children. I also most recently lost my job!!! Sweet St. Joseph! Pray for us.

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    1. Blessings on your answered prayers! I pray that all the waiting and struggle has strengthened your soul and increased your joy more so than if it had come easily. I pray also that you continue to be open to God’s will in your life.
      God bless,
      pcj

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  27. Please pray for my 6-year-old son. He is getting dental work done tomorrow under general anesthesia. He has anxiety and will not let a dentist or hygienist work in his mouth. Now he has cavities that need to be filled. Pray that the procedure goes well and that his anxiety is okay during his recovery from the anesthetic.

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    1. Anxiety is such an awful burden, especially for our children.
      I pray that the Holy Spirit floods your family with peace, and guides you to the best way to help your son.
      God bless,
      pcj

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  28. Prayer request

    A woman, Alicia D. is on Life Support. She has had a debilitating muscular disease causing her organs to fail.

    Her family had decided to remove her Life support plug this afternoon:
    Tuesday
    February 19th
    @ 3:30 PM (EST)

    Alicia is a devout Roman Catholic, who has raised her Family in a beautiful orthodox way. I last saw her a year or so at Church. I was inspired as I witnessed her children recite Latin.

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    1. I pray, that as this family makes a most difficult decision for Alicia, the Holy Spirit is with them and comforts them in their grief. I also pray for Alicia, as her soul meets with joy her guardian angel who is waiting to embrace her and guide her on this next journey toward heaven.

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  29. I have multiple requests from a friend and nurse practitioner about people who are actively dying:

    ✝️ Please pray for Sister Edna Marie who is dying of cancer.

    ✝️ Please pray for Gary who is dying of cancer.

    ✝️ Please pray for Larry who has multiple health issues and is close to death.

    ✝️ Please pray for Shirley, an elderly woman who is close to death after a fall.

    Thank you for your prayers for these people.
    Patrick
    Spiritual Hospice

    St Joseph, Patron of the Dying, pray for those souls who will pass from this life today.

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  30. Thank you all for your prayers for the dying. It has been quite unusual to have so many requests stream in all at once like this: apparently, when it rains, it pours. (Praise God)

    ✝️ Our newest request is to pray for Charles who has been placed on hospice. I do not have information about his diagnosis.

    Thank you.
    Patrick
    Spiritual Hospice

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  31. Sorry to ask for this again but am dealing with very heavy depression. Am getting help but feel like I need God’s miraculous power right now. I don’t know why I keep having to face this. Thank you and prayers and Blessings to you all.

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        1. Cheri, Including your intention in my 30 day St. Joseph novena. If you google ‘aleteia and patron saints of depression’, a couple articles come up with intercessors. Ask if your parish priest will pray some deliverance prayers over you.

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    1. Cheri, I am heading out to Mass shortly and will pray for your intention and add you to our book of intentions. May you be comforted by the love and prayers that surround you! ❤

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    2. Hi Cheri,
      I will pray for healing from your drepression and the strength to endure. My daughter suffers from a mental health disorder so I can empathize with your struggles. I recently came across an article regarding the use of ketamine for treatment-resistant depression. It seems promising – better immediate and long-term results than electroconvulsive therapy.

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    3. Haven’t forgotten you, Cheri. I have a St. Dymphna statue in our home and I speak your name to her that she would tend to you in your time of need. Christ’s Light shines on in the darkness. And, please, never hesitate to ask for prayer. We’re here for each other.. always.

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  32. This is a personal request.

    Please pray for my wonderful teacher Janice and her family. Her mother of 88 years passed away suddenly on Feb 3.

    Please pray especially for my classmate Trista. She lost her son of 19 years to suicide. This is a heartbreaking tragedy.

    Thank you.
    Patrick

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  33. Could I ask for prayers for Cardinal George Pell? The press embargo was lifted today and so there is a media frenzy reporting the guilty verdict handed down last December. The trial was / is a travesty – simply unbelievable. Robert Moynihan’s most recent letter from the Vatican presents a good analysis. Coming at the end of the Vatican abuse summit ensures that emotional fires are stoked.we can but pray.

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  34. Please say a quick prayer for me during a God-willing simple foot surgery tomorrow. My doc is going to remove some hardware inserted originally to help my bones heal years ago and are now pressing into a joint.

    Thanking you in advance. ❤

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