UPDATE: March 18, 2013 – Due to recent comment abuse I have had to remove some inappropriate comments and turn off the comments on this post. If you would like to submit a prayer request you may feel free to submit it to me via email by accessing the Contact Me page. Please keep in mind that this website was created to spread devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Holy Rosary, and prayer requests that are submitted should reflect that point. From now on, any requests submitted that imply that this is a dating service or psychic’s office will simply be rejected. I apologize to those of you whose intentions are pure and holy, and I encourage you to continue sharing your stories and submitting your requests for people to read and include in their prayers. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Everyone has at least one prayer that they would consider an unanswered prayer. I know I’ve had quite a few in my life. Sometimes we pray and pray and pray for something but in spite of the time and effort we put into our request, it seems that God just isn’t hearing us. I’ve only recently come to the realization that it isn’t that He isn’t hearing us, but that His answer to our prayer may not be exactly what we were hoping for.
Ever since I became devoted to praying the Holy Rosary regularly, I’ve discovered how important it is to bring all of my requests to the Blessed Virgin Mary because she brings them to her Son, Jesus Christ, Who is delighted to receive anything that His mother gives Him. And it was Father John Corapi who really convinced me of the fact that when we are troubled or trying to make a decision about something we should turn to Our Lady for help and guidance. I guess I always knew about her powerful role in our prayer life but never really had someone explain it to me in the way in which Father Corapi has.
What Is Your Unanswered Prayer?
I’ve decided that from now on, every Friday I’m going to ask the readers of this blog to submit one prayer request that you are willing to have posted so that all of us can pray for you and an answer to that particular request. It should be what you consider an “unanswered prayer” because in spite of how hard you’ve prayed for an answer, you keep feeling a sort of silence and are still conflicted. You can let us know who you are or stay completely anonymous; it’s totally up to you. You can either send me a private email or post your request in the Comments section of Friday’s article. I promise that your prayer will be included in my daily Rosary for the following seven days. By the following Friday, you can feel at ease that even if your request still doesn’t seem as if it’s been answered, God has heard your plea because Our Lady has presented it to Jesus. And what better way to be heard than through Mary!
Either of three things will happen after we have prayed for you:
1.) God will decide that what you are asking for is not His will and He will answer you, but in a different way than you may hope for or expect.
2.) God will decide that what you are asking for should be given to you, and you will certainly know it if it is.
3.) God will decide that what you are asking for should be given to you, only in His time, not yours. In other words, you may have to be patient and wait for it.
One of the wonderful things about faithfully praying the Holy Rosary is that you can be confident that your prayers will be answered! Please read the Memorare prayer below and know that the Virgin Mary has only our best interest in her Immaculate Heart. Your unanswered prayer won’t stay unanswered for long with Mary on your side.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Photos by: my sister Amy