Pentecost Sunday marks the end of the Easter season. Today at Mass the priest spoke of the power of prayer when two or more people are gathered in Christ’s Name. He also encouraged the parishioners to invoke the aid of the Holy Spirit during all of their joys, sorrows, trials, and sufferings.
The following are recent prayer requests that I received, both in comment form as well as via private emails. Today let’s ask the Holy Spirit to guide these people in their thoughts, words, and actions, and to renew their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
Here is additional reading via the EWTN site, and I’ve also included a YouTube video of Father Robert Barron speaking about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. (For those of you who have already seen Fr. Barron’s video in this previous post, please note that the video in today’s post is a completely different video, and one well worth watching.) Thank you … [Read More...]
I needed a break from writing after that incident with my friend and her daughter a couple of weeks ago. It kind of knocked the wind out of me. But I did want to be sure to wish all of you and your loved ones a very Happy and Blessed Easter. And please remember that yesterday, Good Friday, was the first day of the Novena to The Divine Mercy.
On another note, I am writing a book that I hope to have finished by 2014, if not sooner. I will try to continue blogging on a regular basis, and still will aim to write one post a week, but I can’t promise that will be possible every week, as I need to devote my time and energy to the book project. I wanted to mention this in case anyone may wonder why my posts are more spread out than usual. Also, I want everyone to know that if I … [Read More...]
I think it’s really, really important for people to remember that prayers should be accompanied by fasting, penance, and sacrifice. Most of you already know that, so in a way I guess I’m preaching to the choir. But as I look back over the many previous Prayer Requests posts, I can’t help but think that it would be so wonderful if for every prayer that’s been posted on this blog, there would be someone fasting or making a sacrifice or offering to do penance in return for the favors that we are asking of the Lord.
I picked up a little prayer card from my church called The Twelve Promises of Jesus to those devoted to His Sacred Heart. I think this is a good time to include, along with the recent prayer requests, a copy of Jesus’ Twelve Promises to His Sacred Heart so that anyone who may not be familiar with them will be able to see … [Read More...]
It’s been a while since I’ve put up a Prayer Requests post, and since Christmas I’ve received quite a few requests that I’ve filed away with the intention of posting them on my first available Sunday. However, there are too many to include in this one entry, so I’ve posted half of them here, and will be posting the other half next Sunday. Please keep these people and their prayers in your thoughts and prayers, and thanks for sharing your time. Through the intercession of Mary, may all of the following prayers be answered according to God’s will and in His own time.
Prayer Request from Sue:
Please pray for Kara..she is battling breast cancer. She is a Wife, Mother, Daughter and sister. She has had chemo, dbl masectomy and cancer has now been found in the lymph nodes and she is facing radiation treatment.
Prayer Request from Charles:
Dear Blessed Mother Mary, please help me in this … [Read More...]
This is the last Advent Prayer Request post for this year. And also, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy, and blessed New Year. Thank you for all that you do throughout the year that keeps inspiration flowing and hope alive in the hearts of thousands of people around the word, simply by being such a powerful part of The Rosary Trail through your emails, comments, prayers, and most of all, your love and devotion to the Queen of Heaven and Earth, Mary, the Mother of God, and the Mother of us all.
Through the intercession of the Blessed Mother during this very holy time of year, we present these Advent prayers, as well as all the prayers that were submitted this Advent season, and we ask for peace in the world, the conversion of sinners, and the salvation of souls, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer Request from Susan:
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I had intended to submit one prayer request per day throughout the season of Advent. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances such as my sister’s struggle with a recent kidney infection and some other things which have been consuming much of my time these days, I’m finding that it’s just not going to be possible to post these prayers individually. So, tonight I’m posting seven requests of people who’ve been waiting for quite some time for their prayers to be read. Thank you for keeping these people and their needs in your prayers, and thank you for sharing your time during this very holy, and yet very busy time of year.
Prayer Request from Susan:
Please pray for my sister’s friend, Tiffany. She had ovarian cancer a few years back, and unfortunately its come back. She is going to undergo 4 more months of chemo. Please pray that the chemo rids her body of the cancer, so she can be healthy … [Read More...]
Today’s Advent prayer request is from Eliza. She emailed me, asking for prayers for her country, the Philippines, especially for the lawmakers there. She is very concerned about the fate of the Reproductive Health Bill, and as I was preparing to post her request, sadly, I found a news update that the bill was passed today.
There is a post in this blog’s archives that I wrote one year ago during Advent, and I decided to include it below Eliza’s prayer request because there seems to be a sort of synergy between what Eliza is saying and the message within the post. Ghandi said to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” And he was talking about the whole world, not just one tiny corner of it. Just because something isn’t happening in our own backyard, doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening.
Peace Begins With the Abandonment of Self
I wonder if that’s where societies … [Read More...]
Yesterday when I arrived at my parents’ house for dinner I saw that the Christmas wreath that hangs on their front door was dark. During the Christmas season, my mother puts lights around the little wreath and turns them on each night. When I asked her about it she told me that she kept the wreath dark as a gesture to acknowledge the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT. And then we discussed some things about the shooting and the situation that surrounded it.
There’s talk all over the TV and radio and Internet about yesterday’s shooting. There’s talk about gun control, improved security in the schools, mental disorders, Autism, senseless acts, horrific scenes. People keep struggling to find an answer as to why or how this could happen, and what sort of motivation could possibly be behind such a vile occurrence. But my mom and I noticed that the one thing we haven’t heard being discussed is the … [Read More...]
I had to take a couple days off from posting, as my sister has been suffering from a kidney stone that caused her to have to go to the hospital. Fortunately, it looks like she won’t need surgery, but she’s still in quite a bit of pain that comes and goes in waves. In any case, I was consumed with her situation over the last couple of days which kept me away from my blog and emails. Please keep my sister in your prayers.
The following is an interesting prayer request that was submitted a couple of weeks ago. (You can see how backed up I am and why these requests need to be posted in individual entries due to the number of them that continue to come in on a daily basis.)
This person, Cricket, who submitted the request is stepping outside of her own world and needs, and is reaching out to the Blessed Mother for her intercession … [Read More...]
The following prayer request makes me sad. I must’ve read it three or four times, and each time I came away feeling so awful for this person. I can’t imagine what it must be like for a family to be this torn apart. I found a post I wrote last January which features a prayer by Blessed Pope John Paul II, written especially for the family. It’s posted under Lynn’s prayer request. Please keep Lynn and her loved ones in your prayers.
Advent Prayer Request from Lynn:
Since my son (42) married about l8 yrs. ago there has been constant conflict in our family because of his wife. My husband and I have tried everything we can think of and just when we think we are very close to her almost like parents, she starts another issue and they stop speaking to us for a year or more. This is so hard on the 2 grandchildren. We are into the … [Read More...]