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“pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) ©, 2011

Intercession is a prayer of petition which leads us to pray as Jesus did. He is the one intercessor with the Father on behalf of all men, especially sinners. He is “able to for all time save those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” The Holy Spirit “Himself intercedes for us… for the saints according to the will of God.”    – Catechism of the Catholic Church 2634

 Yes, you are your “brother’s keeper!” Even though you may be unable to meet his bodily necessities, nevertheless you can always pray for him and – just as the Master of Prayer Jesus Christ has done for us – intercede before God on his behalf. This Spiritual Work of Mercy is the duty of all those who say they follow Christ.

 Intercessory Prayer is the subject of the Doctrine of the Communion of Saints. The Church Triumphant in Heaven, constantly before the Throne of God, pray for the suffering souls in Purgatory and us on Earth. The Church Suffering in Purgatory pray without ceasing –  with thanksgiving to God for His glory in the saints of Heaven and make intercession for His Militant on Earth. We are the Church Militant on Earth. We thank God for His glorious saints in Heaven and we make intercession for the suffering in our ranks – both on Earth and in Purgatory. The Church Triumphant, the Church Suffering and the Church Militant all form the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church – praying and making intercession on behalf of each other before the Throne of God. As a member of the Church Militant, what have YOU done today to make intercession for your brother.

   Since Abraham, intercession – asking on behalf of another – has been characteristic  of a heart attuned to God’s mercy. In the age of the Church, Christian intercession participates in Christ’s, as an expression of the communion of saints. In intercession, he who prays looks “not only to his own interests, but those of others,” even to the point of praying for those who do harm.   – Catechism of the Catholic Church 2635

 My prayer requests for this week are:

  • For the preservation of St. Mary’s (Maternity of the Blessed Virgin) Chapel and it’s cemetery.
  • For the success of the Fortnight for Freedom campaign.
  • For world peace in accord with the peace plan set by Our Lady at Fatima.
  • For the Catholic Church as we enter ordinary time. 
  • For all who are battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
  •  For martyrs around the world and all who are deprived of religious liberty.
  • For a respect of all human life from the moment of natural conception to the moment of natural death.
  • For Our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
  • For in increase in Vocations – most especially to the Priesthood and Religious Life.
  • For all the forgotten, shut-away ill, that they may feel Christ’s healing presence and the comforting love of the Christian community.

In the “post a comment box” below, please post your own prayer request. Note, all of the requests and comments come to me for moderation before they are posted on my site. I will assume that all requests are not meant to remain private and anonyms, unless clearly indicated otherwise in the request. All prayer requests will be prayed for by my family and I, and left in the petition boxes at both the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. In addition, all posted prayer requests will be posted under this picture of Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament – a sort of “virtual Eucharistic Adoration,” if you will.

Lord Jesus Christ, I entrust all of these supplications to you:

68 Responses to Post a Prayer Request

  1. Mary says:

    Healing from Cancer for Bob. Healing from Cancer Mary. Healing for my daughter’s heart.



  3. Sandy Morrow says:

    I pray for my daughter who is pregnant and my be facing some difficult circumstances. May my prayers bring her a successful resolve. I ask this is Our Blessed Mother’s name. There are many sick people who need our daily prayers. I have been a recipient of these prayers in my lifetime and want to return with my own prayers for others.

  4. Rina says:

    Dear Mother Mary ,I place all our petitions at your feet. Grant us the gift of healing to my daughter, who has 2 tumours. Help her have complete cure and get back her lusterous hair and bring that glow back on her face. Help her be succissful in her exams and come out triumphant for the hard work that she puts in. Help her to answer her exams with ease, and her admission to the best university. .May my husband keep in good health and be paid well for his diligence and honesty. Give us financial help and a normal life, where peace, happiness and love for never ceases. Bless all those who need you.I Thank you for everything.

  5. Dan Vi Nu Nguyn says:

    Pray for me on a safe journal in life, pray for my dedication to save souls in the name of Jesus Christ.

  6. Julia says:

    I will so may an effort to pray.
    I have visited this place and it is beautiful. I have prayed for “good help” for my brother who is continuing to go through a legal crisis and will continue to pray. I prayed for me and my work that I will continue to serve and be of “good help”. I prayed for my daughter that she would find a position in a company that would use her talents and she too would be “good help”. I pray that I would have “good help” paying my bills. And know I want to add that I pray that my sisters are able to peacefully communicate and find each other a source of “good help”.

  7. gin says:

    Please pray for my husband. He needs to make a big decision concerning his work and he is very worried and depressed about it. He needs a sign. Please pray for guidance! Thank you!

  8. LOURDES says:

    Miraculous Prayer to the Holy Cross of Jesus

    Miraculous Prayer to the Holy Cross of Jesus

    Say all of the following once
    then publish.

    O God Almighty Who suffered death
    upon the Cross particularly for our sins be with us.

    Holy Cross of Jesus have pity on us
    Holy Cross of Jesus be our protector
    Holy Cross of Jesus take away all bitter pains.
    Holy Cross of Jesus take away all evils
    Holy Cross of Jesus let us walk in the way of salvation.

    Preserve us from any temporal accidents.
    Take away any dangers of sudden death.
    We always adore the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ.
    Jesus of Nazareth crucified have pity on us,
    Make the spirit of evil leave us for all times.

    Mother of Perpetual succour I come
    before thy sacred picture and with a
    childlike conscience invoke thine aid
    Show thyself a Mother to us now.
    Have pity on us.

    Dearest Mother of Perpetual Succour
    for the love thou bearest to Jesus
    and in honour of His sacred wounds
    help me in this necessity:

    make your request here.

    O loving Mother
    I leave it all to thee in the name of the Father
    I leave it all to thee in the name of the Son
    I leave it all to thee in the name of the Holy Spirit. Amen

    Say 3 times:


    Say this powerful and effective
    prayer once or for 3 consecutive days
    for requests and most urgent help.
    Make your request then publish with
    instructions. Your prayer will be

    Thank You Holy Cross of Jesus.
    Thank you Lord Jesus.
    Thank you Our Lady of Perpetual
    Thank you Mother of Perpetual Succor
    please help me Mother mary. I need a miracle this last day of the year. I know God knows what I need and will provide me with the things i need in life and not what I think I want. Keeping my faith and letting God help me through this difficult time. Please help us if it is God’s will. This new year I will only be guided by God and will not do things on my own will. I know i need a miracle. I will drive down to Our lady of Fatima and also St Jude’s church in chicago when I have my answer and to give thanks. Love always Lourdes.

  9. Donna rebecca says:

    Dear Heavenly Mother Mary and others who are praying,
    Please pray my adult children who are not attending Mass return to the Church and teach the faith to their children. Please pray all my family members are healthy and receive many graces and blessings. Thank you for praying for my family.

  10. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord-Please Bless & protect my husband John S-he is trying so hard-Amen

    Thank you-May God bless you -Amen

  11. Sandy S says:

    O Most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein You are my Mother.
    O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech You from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. (Say Your Petition)There are none that can withstand Your power.
    O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
    O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
    O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
    Sweet Mother, I place this cause in Your hands.
    Sweet Mother, I place this cause in Your hands.
    Sweet Mother, I place this cause in Your hands
    , you must promise either (a) to publish the prayer or (b) to circulate the favor. This prayer should be said for 3 consecutive days. After the 3rd day, the request will be granted, no matter how difficult it may be.”

  12. Eucheria Anthonia Chukwudum. says:

    I pray that God through the powerful intercession of our Blessed Virgin will keep us all to live the life we’ve been called, the life of love for God and prayer. Amen.

  13. M.A. JMJ says:

    Please pray for little Jackson Aaron who is due to enter the world on February 13. This little guy is going to need a heart specialist soon after delivery. Please keep him in your prayers.

    Please also pray for a lovely young mom named Catherine, who is in the final stages of multiple myeloma. Please pray that Our Dear Lord will hold this family within His loving arms. Please ask for peace and comfort for both Catherine and her family.

  14. KJ JMJ says:

    For Pat Durrie who writes:

    “Please pray for faith and trust for my family; for healing for my 4th son from a genetic disease; for jobs for my husband and 3 of my sons. thank you.”

  15. Sandy S says:

    MIRACULOUS PRAYER: Hail Mary mother of the Son of God. I pray to you for your help in my hour of need. Holy Mother, help me deliver my request to the LOrd Jesus Christ (make request) and send the Holy Spirit to help me make this wish a miracle. Forgive my sin and allow me to walk proudly as God servant. I accept Jesus Christ as my savior and teacher to guide me towards the righteous way of life. Thank you and praise the LORD GOD,Amen say this prayer 3 days then publish. Your miracle will happen

  16. Vicky says:

    Pray for me to Jesus to remove the chain that prevents me to make a cross transfer for the post of Senior Private Secretary SP2.
    Pray to Jesus to make a new rule in the OPM office that People should make a cross transfer where they want, including Senior Private Secretary.
    I want to go back home but the old government policy is preventing me to go. Jesus I trust you with my whole heart, make a new rule with your power to let me make a cross transfer to Oshakati, Ogwediva, Ondangwa.
    Please pray for me brothers and sister.

  17. Vicky says:

    Pray for Alina and Simon to pass the interview for the post of Cadent Sergeant on the 13/2/2012 to be a policewomen and a policeman. Please pray for them to be the successful candidate among the others.

  18. Sandy S says:

    May God bless you & yours always-Amen

  19. Sandy S says:

    May god bless you-Amen

  20. KJ JMJ says:

    For Michelle, who is struggling in her relationship with God.

  21. Jothi Mary says:

    Please pray for all my intentions.Especially for the healing of my eyes,knee pain,diabetes.Pray to solve all my financial problems.Solve all difficulties in my career.Pray To find my life partner.

    Pray for special protection from my enemies,dangers,accidents and all kinds of sickness and evil spirits and powers of darkness.

    Also to get my share of my father’s property.

    Jothi Mary from India

  22. Marie Ostorero says:

    Blessed Mary, praying for my mother whom has a mass ,prayer for diagnosis/ treating.
    Blessed Mary, I have been unemployed for 3 months and becoming depressed, terminated from job of 23 years as a nurse ,need to work and pay my bills ,also need my peace of mind ,happiness I reached when visited the shrine of Our Lady of Good Help this past summer.
    Praise and thanksgiving for what I have and what I don’t have.

    • Marie says:

      Have received work as caregiver and paying bills, Mother in nursing home recovering from side effects of cancer medicine,needs to gain strength to have surgery,Thanks for all the prayers,Thank you Blessed Mary. Continued prayers for employment needs for son-in-law,sons and daughter,myself. MO

  23. Sandy says:

    May God bless you and yours always-Please know Our Lord-Is with you & yours always-Amen

  24. Huda says:

    For a baby in the womb that all will be well with him and the parents not to enter into the temptation of abortion , they are true belevers.
    For my daughter who is legally blind and had a kidney transplant 17 years ago that the medical tests would show improvement and if it is God’s will that she also would be healed totally.
    For my friend whose husband is accused of corruption so that Jesus and Mary would have pity and mercy on them.
    For my travel plans about discernment as we consider going to brussels to be with Immaculee and yet there are duties at the same dates that God will guide us and that we will know His Divine perfect will every step of the way.
    For our son and his familly.
    For my country especially our King and Queen.

  25. Marie says:

    May Mother Mary hold you in her arms and answer your prayers according to to God’s will,praying for : your daughter for healing,for your friend’s husband that he shall be proven innocent and the devil’s evil shall stop,for safe travel plans,for your son and family.Mother Mary please protect our country,Amen in Jesus name.

  26. Marie says:

    Continue to pray for employment that I may sustain myself and husband,being humbled has helped me in my spiritual life, thank you Mother Mary.Prayers for my mother and recent esophageal mass that they may be resolved this coming week with visit at doctor’s office. Praise and thanksgiving for visit to Our Lady Of Good Help apparition site in Champion,WI. ,what a wonderful gift ,my 2 children,grandaughter and friend were so patient and understanding ,not rushing me and being so respectful of this holy site!

  27. Jan-Pavel Kovar says:

    May I be what God wants me to be. May dad recieve the healing God wants him to recieve by going to confession. May Kamila Bowles a baptized mother find the healing in true Faith, Christian Hope and Charity, and prayer to return to the Holy Catholic Church by confession and Holy Week, Easter Holy Communion. May she return to the Holy Catholic Church as God wants her to. May all baptized, and all people return to the Holy Catholic Church as God wants them to this Lent and Easter.

  28. SS says:

    Dear Lord-Please protect & bless this family-Amen

  29. SS says:

    Dear Lord-Please help this person with all their needs-Amen

  30. D R says:

    Dearest Lord Jesus Christ,
    Please help all my family members to always be healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and financially. Please bless them with many graces and blessings. Dearest Jesus, I know I do not deserve anything. I am a sinner. Please help me to have a stronger faith and to love You more than I ever thought it was possible to love anyone. Please bless my husband and me with many, many grandchildren and a very loving family. Please forgive me for all my sins. I deeply regret so many things I have done and things I should have done, but didn’t. I need You Jesus. Without You I am nothing. Love is everything. I want to be a source of love for my children, grandchildren, husband and other family members, friends and those in this world who need me. Please help me Jesus. Please help me to care more about what is going on in our world and less on my own problems. I need You Jesus very, very much. Please have mercy on me. Amen.

  31. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord_please help this person with all their needs-Please protect & bless her & her family-Please fill their lives with an abundance 0f health, peace , love, happiness & prosperity -Amen

  32. Michael says:

    Today I have reached the lowest point of my life after several major life events. Suicide beckons me strongly. Please pray for me to be helped from above as I am in utter despair and unbearable pain. If God saw fit to take me home soon that would be a most loving and beautiful solution as I cannot take any more of this life.

    • KJ JMJ says:


      We are praying for you. Jesus Christ is close to you, though you may not be able to feel Him right now. The same arms which bore the Cross will bear you in all trials, no matter how hopeless they seem. Christ is Risen. He conquered death and He renewed us and made us Children of the Light, not the darkness. Please do not succumb to despair, with the Risen Lord there is always hope.

    • annebender says:

      Dear Michael, Thank you so much for writing this prayer request! I beg you to believe that God has great joy and peace in store for you. This is not the end of your story no matter how dark things may seem right now. Please do whatever you can to restore
      your peace. If it helps you to write then write your heart and soul out. If talking helps, then please find a trusted friend to whom you can safely share your pain. Let all of your pain and suffering out. It will get better I promise you. As dark and hopeless as today might feel this is not how your life will be forever. Hold onto the hope that only God can provide and continue to turn to your brothers and sisters in Christ for support and love. You are loved. You are important. You are needed and wanted. You are so special. I will be praying for you and I ask you to please return here every day and let us know how you are doing. There are many who read this blog who will be waiting to hear how you are doing. Our God will not abandon you in your distress-he will carry you through to better days.

    • Bishop Donald Hying says:

      Please know I am praying for you, Michael. Life can seem overwhelmingly dark at times and yet the Lord is in the darkness with us. Do not give up. All of your suffering is worth it!

  33. Huda says:

    There is nothing more difficult than an agonising soul Micheal! i have adear person who expressed the same feelings about life. I will for sure pray for you but do know that Jesus is closest to you now although you do not feel him and He has already provided a way out that brings Him and you glory. No trial can beset you except with Our Lord’s permission and only if it is necessary for your salvation have hope and know that He loves you and that His Mother is suffering with you and this feeling will all be over withsoon . JMJ bless you.

  34. D R says:

    Please pray for our family. Please pray we grow closer to our extended family members. Please pray all our children and grandchildren are loving and kind. Please pray I love Jesus so very, very much. I need a much stronger faith. I need Jesus so very much. I know I am blessed, I really do, its just that so many things are going wrong. Finances are bad, family members won’t attend Mass and sometimes some of our children are not very nice. We sent them to Catholic schools and a Catholic College. We did everything we could possibly do for them. I don’t understand how they can behave the way they do. I am sad, very sad. My medication for depression is not working well. I don’t know what more I can do. I attend Mass, pray, ask others to pray, am kind to my children even when they are not kind to me. What more can I do? Thank you for your prayers. Blessings.

  35. M.A. JMJ says:

    Dear Michael,

    May the love of the Risen Christ, Our Divine and Most Merciful Savior envelope you, and support you through this crisis. We are praying urgently for you. I am so sorry for the pain you are experiencing right now. It may seem unbearable, but Our Lord and His beloved Mother will help you with the weight of that cross if you call upon them. There is help. There is hope. As dark as today may seem, with the love and Mercy of God, there will be goodness, and even joy, in your life again. Please hold on, call upon Our Lord and His Beloved Mother, and allow the Peace of Christ to fill the emptiness you feel.

    As Jesus once told St. Maria Faustina, “My Mercy is greater than your misery.” Let the Divine Physician, the Author of Life, bear your cross with you. Let Him bind the wounds of your soul, and heal you. He loves you beyond measure, and created you for a purpose in life that only you can fulfill. Your life has meaning and value (even your suffering has value, if you unite to Him and His cross). You are irreplaceable in God’s eyes; unique, important and loved. Even if those around you do not seem to value you, God does, and the rest of us in Christ Jesus, as the Mystical Body of Christ, also love and value you. Your role in God’s plan is important. He put you on Earth in this time, in this place for a reason, a mission, that right now only He can understand. Pray for the strength and the peace to go on, in His love.

    There are good people who would be willing to help. Michael, know that we are with you, praying for you. May the love of the Risen Christ be with you!


    M. A. J.M.J.

  36. M.A. JMJ says:

    I have continued to pray for you throughout the day, and will continue. As you turn to Our Lord to share your burden, and heal your wounded soul, please consider seeking professional counseling. There are some terrific Catholic counselors out there. Catholic Social Services in your area might be able to direct you to one. Likewise a parish priest, or religious sister might be able able to help you find someone who can help you heal, and move past this present darkness into the light of God’s Mercy. is website that offers help in finding a Catholic professional counselor. We continue to pray for you.


    M.A. J.M.J.

  37. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord-Please heal this lost soul-he needs You-Amen

  38. Joe says:

    I need prayers for my brother John. He has had 4 back surgeries and is still in extreme pain.

  39. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord-Please heal Jo’s brother John of all that ails him-Amen

  40. Jan-Pavel Kovar says:

    Prayer of healing to a young man in Vienna, Austria because a doctor told him he has suffered from schizophrenia.

  41. Michelle says:

    I pray for Archangel Raphael to heal my spirit, mind, body, heart, addictions, and life and for a way to live the true way , bless all those I have hurt and who have hurt me and for me not to lose faith in God’s love for me that the longings of my soul and spirit will be attained because he has answered me before I asked and leads me to the truth on my way home again.

  42. debbie says:

    Please pray that our Lord would touch my husband’s heart and he would end this divorce and come back to God and his family. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him home and away from sin.

  43. Sandy S says:

    May God bless this family-Please give them peace Dear Lord-Amen

  44. Reeny says:

    God never causes suffering although He allows it for the greater good that eventually comes as a result. Knowing how much He loves each one of us, we can only ask for God’s graces and strength to handle challenges as they come. Try to focus on the many blessings we have enjoyed and will ultimately experience again at a level beyond our wildest imagination. Satan is the master of confusion and despair and we can’t allow him to have his way. Trust God at all times, remembering that His mercy andFatherly love is endless . I am praying for all of you!

  45. Cam says:

    for my husband who is undergoing cancer treatment for the third time. For his family/friends/and neighbors. For peace and reconcilliation. God bless & thank everyone for their sacrifices.

  46. Sandy says:

    Dear Lord-Please heal this man of all his illnesses -Please bless him & his family-Amen

  47. KJ JMJ says:

    To Mother Mary

    Protect us! Amen!

  48. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord-Please heal this family-Amen

  49. elizabeth says:

    Please pray for my very special intnetionsand forpeace of mind and health and gratitude and for our 16 grandchildren, good companions, succeess in school and rt vocations an dfinancial aid thank you sincerely

  50. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord-Please bless Donna & hers always-Thank you

  51. Kathy says:

    Please pray for my daughter that God will hear her prayer and answer her. That He will help her in her struggle. And that he will allow a conversion of heart for Michael.

  52. K.Ann says:

    For my sons to be healed of addictions.

  53. Sue says:

    Please pray for Sue, for inner healing. Thank you.

  54. Sue says:

    Please pray for Anita, for physical healing. Thank you.

  55. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord-Please heal Anita of all that ails her-Amen

  56. Sandy S says:

    Dear Lord-Please give Sue peace-Amen

  57. Renee says:

    Dearest Lord Jesus Christ,
    Please help all my family members to always be healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and financially. Please bless them with many graces and blessings. Dearest Jesus, I know I do not deserve anything. I am a sinner. Please help me to help other. Dear lord please help leonard with his health. Help my family, financially with all our bills we have. Please hear and answer my prayer. Amen

  58. KJ JMJ says:

    I have an anonymous prayer request from a Christian living in a Mediterranean Country who is hoping to relocate to a safer, Christian, community.

  59. Sandy says:

    May God bless you & you always &keep you all safe-Amen

  60. anna says:

    Blessed Virgin Mary – Novena to Blessed Mother

    Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary (Never Known To Fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.

    Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.

    Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.

    Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity.

    (Virgin Mary, please bring total clarity to my heart and mind regarding the man who should be my partner and husband.

    Please guide me infalliably towards the right man, and guide him to me as well.

    I surrender my will to the will of God and ask that you intervene on my behalf, and clear my confusion completely.

    Amen.) There are none that can withstand your power.

    Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

    (3 times).

    Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands.

    (3 times).


    Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you.

  61. KJ JMJ says:

    For John who says:
    “Please pray I recover and completely heal from a chemical injury. Praise, honor, and Glory be to our Lord Jesus Christ and His blessed Mother. Alleluia.”

  62. Sandy says:

    May God -Bless & heal this person completely-Amen

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