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Franciscan-Univ2-Sep-20111Prayer connects us with God’s will and His miracles, changing us and helping others.  LIFE Runners prayers listed below.  Add new prayers in the comment box and update prayers with “reply” button.  Let’s pray now…

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245 Prayer Requests So Far

  1. Jo Quintro says:

    Please pray for our city of Aluquerque, NM. We have unregulated, no restriction, and practically free abortion here in this city. Please pray that the pro-life groups will unite and work together to close the clinics

    Please pray for an event, Born to Run which will take place September 27, 2014. May God bless this time and effort.

    Thank you,
    Jo

  2. Paula Parmelee says:

    My dear cousin Michael has fought the good fight and now is in the loving arms of our Blessed Lord. I had made a request for prayers for Michael, age 23, after he suffered a brain injury from a fall. He died yesterday.

    My his soul rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    Thank you to all you offered prayers.

    Of special note: on the night of Michael’s death, Thu Jul 10 I woke during the night and was given the message to pray The Divine Mercy Chaplet for Michael. I did so and that has brought me much peace.

  3. Paula Parmelee says:

    Please pray for my cousin’s son Michael who suffered a brain injury on July 5 and is in an induced coma.

  4. Nancy DeRouen says:

    Please pray for Mattie, a member of the Catholic Cross Bearers Motorcycle Ministry who was severely injured in a motorcycle trike accident, May 2, 2014. Please pray for salvation and conversion for all our children and grandchildren.

  5. Dan says:

    Please pray for a safe delivery for my wife and our 3rd baby due any day glory to god!

  6. Angee and Nate Igielinski says:

    We grieve the death of our 2 1/2 yr old baptized son, Xavier Leopold. We ask for prayers for solidarity for our family remianing here on earth including a safe delivery of a new son we are expecting and should be born any day. We also ask you join us in praise to Jesus for his divine mercy, our Father in heaven for the great gift of life which brings hope, and the Holy Spirit for his fruits and gifts that carry us through this time.

    • Judith Allen says:

      My heart aches for you, as I truly know your heart is broken because I also had a son die, a Mother’s worst nightmare, but, I can positively tell you that by turning your tears and pain into agonizing prayers to Jesus, He will indeed “heal the broken hearted” as His Word promises. I still ache and sometimes cry out to God “WHY? God, why” but He has said to me, “I gave my only Son to you to die for your sins, and yet, you don’t trust me to take care of your son”? “Why, oh you of little faith”. And so, We must put our sons into God’s hands and be confident we will see them again.

      I will keep you in my prayers for peace beyond understanding.

      May God Bless you,
      Jude

  7. Fr. Jonathan St.Andre, T.O.R. says:

    Please pray for four of our Men who will profess First Vows as Franciscan Friars this Saturday. Their names are Brother Marius, Brother Elijah, Brother David and Brother Joseph. They want to share Christ’s love with the world and certainly advocate for the unborn. Thank you.

  8. Carol says:

    Please pray that my daughter Sarah returns to the faith.

  9. Doug says:

    Actively looking for a job after my retirement from the USAF.

  10. Jeanne Barnett Kangley says:

    Please pray for baby Nolan. He was born 2 weeks ago. He has Down syndrome and has had surgery to connect his esophagus to the stomach. Now his white cell blood count is rapidly rising (tripled in the last day) and his doctors feel that he has leukemia. Doctors have ruled out an infection.

    Back in September when his mother found out she was pregnant she made an appointment to have an abortion since this was her 4th child and she didn’t feel she could support another child. When our family found out about the plan we prayed very hard that she would change her mind. Now we are praying even harder for Nolan. Please pray for Nolan and for his family. Thank you.

  11. Lennie Cloud says:

    Please keep my wife (Chong) in prayer. She has been coughing at nights for too many months. Doctors cannot find out why as yet.

  12. Doug says:

    Mike I. – husband and father of two young children just suffered stroke. Healing, peace and provision.

  13. T.D. Dorrell says:

    Please keep my sister in your prayers who was recently diagnosed with myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells) and will start chemotherapy treatment on Ash Wednesday. Thank you.

  14. Julie Simpson says:

    Please pray for my unborn grandson who is due on April 9, 2014. Pray that his parents will choose a healthy lifestyle and bring the love of Jesus to baby Kamden.

  15. Rebecca Sebastian says:

    Please pray for my Husband, Tad Sebastian as he is suffering from 3 herneated disks, which are excruciating. Thank you .
    Rebecca S

  16. Vincent says:

    Please pray for my wife, Anita, and I as we are in our last tri-mester of our 1st child due May 20th. Pray that the birth goes well and we have a healthy baby. Thank you for the prayers!

    Vincent K.

  17. Carolyn says:

    Please pray for Charles and family and their intentions especially for Charles’ studies and suitable and gainful employment. Please pray for our LCC family and meetings on 1st Saturdays.

  18. Nicole Smith says:

    God bless all the runners throughout these 40 days who are running for life.

  19. marita says:

    Pls pray for baby Alex, just 2 weeks old, fighting for his life, complications. In Jesus Name, Amen. Thank you for helping in prayers. The Lord be glorified.

    http://maritapierce.tumblr.com/post/75285238915/a-tale-of-2-alexs

  20. Denise says:

    Please pray for our son, Toby, to return to the faith.

  21. Dan says:

    please pray for my friends that just had their baby girl at 28 weeks.

  22. Laurie Gray says:

    I ask prayers for a former co-worker of my husbands. Her son himself was a miracle child. He survived cancer as a child. He is grown now and informed his mother, that his girlfriend was pregnant. He also told his mother his girlfriend was aborting the child. My husband didn’t ask his former co-worker if her son’s girlfriend went through with the abortion so I don’t know for sure if it actually happened, but my husband has a feeling it happened. I ask prayers for everyone involved: grandmother, mother, father and child.

  23. Pray for my apostolic group in Ensenada Mexico that this year we help God,, give us faith and courage to keep abortion out of our city, Mexico and all the world. That we can really make a difference in our community with our work and our Testimony. Virgin Mary help us and make us Christ disciples,…..

  24. jonas morato says:

    a massive prayer to the country of the philippines for disasters and propecies

  25. Paul says:

    Please pray for the people of India. Please pray for the poor of India and pray for the 95% of their population who do not know the saving message of Jesus Christ. Pray that enough people are moved to support me financially as mission partners. Pray for safe travels to India, for suitable housing, and for the Lord to lead us to the right ministries. Pray for the RCIA program in India, and for all the kids in the slums we will be working with. Pray that I will have the grace to say yes to all that the Lord asks of me, that I may boldly proclaim the Gospel, and that I may become the man God is calling me to be. Thank you for all your prayers and support! Christ’s peace!

  26. Roberta Bakke says:

    Prayers for Gene’s job to move forward. Bless him with faith love, leadership, results and promotion AMEN

  27. Kathy Castle says:

    Please pray for Bev English’s daughter Beth. Mom Beth was rushed into emergency surgery for aneurysm of the aorta. She underwent a c-section and baby girl (term) is doing fine. Beth endured 9 hours of surgery and was taken in for a second surgery. Mom is stable at this time. Please storm Heaven. Beth and her husband have 4 children including the new baby girl. Please God this family needs their Mother.

  28. Peggy says:

    Please pray for our friends, Jeff and Shannon to conceive , they are without children for their 10 years of marriage . May they be blessed with a baby

  29. Diane says:

    Please pray for my nephew David and his wife Carol. They have 3 boys. He returned from Afghanistan a year ago. He is lifetime Army….She wants a divorce. Help them be open to the guidance of the Spirit.

  30. Sara J Peters says:

    Please pray for Christian who is a meth addict and really needs help. Also pray for Cecilia who is a Jr. at college and has joined a feminist group so now is pro choice. She is our granddaughter.

    • Grant Fenske says:

      “Praying for baby Sarah scheduled to be aborted tomorrow in Omaha. The father doesn’t want this to happen. He is the nephew of a friend.”

      Please Storm the Heavens with petitions of conversion of hearts, protection for both the mother and baby Sarah and for super-natural courage & strength.
      Thank you.

  31. Jack Burcie says:

    Pray for Sophia, a non believer athiest , that she find her way to Christ & believe

  32. maritza says:

    Prayer for the runners of NY City marathon
    Requesting payers.

  33. Dan says:

    That the hematoma they found will not hurt our unborn child.

  34. Edith Berry says:

    I got an email from a friend from Rachel’sVineyard who has a friend named Brianna who is scheduled for an abortion in Fargo on Wednesday. The last two weeks they have been doing abortions on Tuesday, so I don’t know if it has happend to day or still tomorow. 40days for life is going strong now so there are people praying there 24-7 now. Please wrap Brianna in your prayers. thank you and God bless you all.

  35. Frank Elchert says:

    Please pray for my daughter Amber who is battling a terminal disease at the age of 22. We have her at home with around the clock care. May Our Blessed Mother always hold her close.

    • acarmichael says:

      Keeping Amber in our prayers daily. Blessings to you and your family Frank. Remember also to pray out loud.

    • Edith Berry says:

      With tears running down my face and my heart so sad I report that the lady Brianna had the abortion on Tuesday . Concsolation , my cousin was there praying on tuesday and baby is safe in the arms of his Heavenly Father.

  36. Grant Fenske says:

    Please pray for Tom Dewey who was just diagnosed with Colon cancer. May God be with him and his family!

  37. Jo Quintero says:

    Please pray for our city Albuquerque, NM as we are battling to stop late term abortion. At this time Curtis Boyd and his co workers abort babies through nine months. We are going to change this in November with a city election, please look at the web site http://abqdeservesbetter.com/. What we need you to do for us is to pray God blesses our work, that we are able to stop the slaughter of viable babies. Please pray for our protection and that the pro-aborts will have a change of heart and stop killing babies in NM. Please ask others to pray for us.

  38. diana says:

    That God soften my son’s heart and that he understand the necessity of a mother’s love and passion for her children.

  39. Mary Kate Henle says:

    Dear runners please offer some miles for my dear sister. She and her husband have been waiting for an adoption for over a year. Today they got the call a sweet baby girl has been born. Praise and thanksgiving that the birth mother chose life! Please pray for a peaceful and blessed transition for all uncover. Thank you

  40. Stephanie Spader says:

    For a special intention and for a young man (17) that was just recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

  41. Sarah says:

    For the conversion of my husband. And for be for him to be open to life.

  42. Grace says:

    For my family to have peace and unity, and for my Grandma to heal.

  43. Sara Beaner says:

    For our fellow Life Runner Jason Peters and his wife Deanna and their family after the death of their son JP Peters.. May Jesus and Our Blessed Mother hold them close and give them Comfort and Peace… As WE run on our relay legs may WE pray our heart toward your hearts with God… All prayers& love go out to the family…Peace in Christ, the Beaner Family

  44. Laura Johnston says:

    Please pray for all those who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide. It’s been almost 12 years since my brother died and the pain has never gone away.

  45. Denise says:

    For my husband and son to come back to the faith.
    For the HHS mandate to be kicked out.

  46. Chris says:

    For the intercession of St. Jude over a personal intention

  47. verna says:

    For my husbands health and spiritual answers to faith and our son and family going through a stressful separation from his alcoholic wife

  48. Beth says:

    For our Cousin Caroline (12) who is undergoing heart surgery tomorrow. For anointing of the surgeons hands, a successful surgery and healing of her body. May Caroline and her family, especially her mother Lois, come to know the LORD in a more personal and passionate way through this trial. May they experience a comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.

  49. Sarah says:

    Please pray that I may be led to a good and virtuous spouse. And that we will have a marriage that honors God.
    I will pray for all of these intentions posted by our brothers and sisters in Christ.

  50. Susan Peters says:

    Please pray for JP as he awaits his surgery – pray for God to hold him close and take away all fear. Pray for Jason, Deanna, Matthew and Julianna too. Life if fragile.

  51. Alice Chapman says:

    Prayers for a family we know who are struggling with a child with Aspergers and other disabilities. They are under a huge strain and need peace, strength, and courage to get through an especially difficult time.

  52. helenmarie says:

    Legal case for ltc to settle and in my favor. Prayers for nephew and grandnephew.

  53. Brandon Cheviron says:

    For my unborn child and my wife after two miscarriages already we are praying this one makes it to full term. Thank You.

  54. Julie Koepke says:

    For my relative who has just had major surgery. For his physical, mental, and spiritual health.

  55. Rita Smith, M.E.V. says:

    Please pray for my youngest son, David. He is 38 years old today and has requested prayers for finding a new apt. and his special intentions.

  56. Linda Previte says:

    Please pray for my niece who has been trying to conceive for 2 yrs. Thank you.

  57. Akhil says:

    Thanks to Lord for all the comforts ,luxuries ,parents (& other relatives) ,friends,physical well being & sharp mind given by Him to me.
    I will fulfill His desires in my life by His Grace. Amen :)

  58. Kelly White says:

    I have two prayer requests, if that’s ok -
    My brother’s best friend, Bob (friend of the family for 35 years), is in the end stages of cancer – please pray for peace and comfort for him.
    My friend’s nephew died (Ryan) in an accident with a high-speed passenger train over the weekend. He was only 22 – again prayers for peace and comfort.
    Thank you!

  59. Franz Chenet says:

    Please pray for my sister in law today. she is being prepped for a C-Section at noon. Her baby is breach

  60. Phil says:

    That I can lose weight and begin running again.

  61. Phil Farber says:

    That I may lose weight and become a runner again.

  62. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s Sept 2012 prayer intention: “That politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for the truth.”

  63. Jo An Piriz says:

    That God soften my son Cristian Brandon Piriz heart to understand me.That God may bless my relationship with Anthony Favella so that we may be blessed and work together to provide education of the bible and God’s work.

  64. Pat Castle says:

    PRAYER INTENTIONS OF POPE BENEDICT XVI, FOR SEPTEMBER

    GENERAL INTENTION: That politicians may always act with honesty, integrity, and love for the truth.

    MISSIONARY INTENTION: That Christian communities may have a growing willingness to send missionaries, priests, and lay people, along with concrete resources, to the poorest Churches.

  65. Patricia says:

    For a return to belief in the Eucharist for me and my children

  66. Pat Castle says:

    AUGUST PRAYER INTENTIONS OF POPE BENEDICT XVI

    GENERAL INTENTION: That prisoners may be treated with justice and respect for their human dignity

    MISSIONARY INTENTION: Youth Witness to Christ. That young people, called to follow Christ, may be willing to proclaim and bear witness to the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

  67. Sara says:

    Please pray for my daughter’s Godfather as he is away protecting our great Nation. Also, please pray for his wife who is at home.

  68. Erica Kirk says:

    I am organizing a 2 mile walk in Parkville, MO for Hands of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center. Walk for LIfe is experiencing lack luster support. WE are in the process of going medical and ending abortion in the northland. Please pray this is a successful walk and those supposed to walk will register and it will be more donations we every expect to be possible

  69. Robyn Steinbrueck says:

    Please pray for Alissa. She is a friend of my son. She recently discovered she was pregnant at 7 months. She has had no prenatal care. Thanks be to God, that she is choosing life! Pray that both mom and baby are healthy!

  70. Franz Chenet says:

    Please pray for the reposed soul of Burton Chenet, my cousin. He was murdered during a burglary in his home in Haiti. His wife Chistine was also shot, but survived, she will need surgery on her arm. They have two girls 8, 10, who were in the house, I am still not sure what they saw, if they saw anything. Nancy(my aunt, Burton’s mom) and two cousins are going to Haiti for the cremation. They resided in the U.S. please pray for their safety as they travel to Haiti. Burton’s family was making plans to move to New York, because thing are getting to be so dangerous In Haiti. Please keep them all in your prayers, thank you.
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  71. Sue Peters says:

    This came from the ST Therese prayer chain today…… I received a phone call from a parishioner asking for pray for Fr. Al Krzyzopolski. Fr. Al is dealing with some health issues and will be having some tests tomorrow

  72. Robyn Steinbrueck says:

    Our grandson Rowan is now in the company of the saints and angels! Than you for your prayers!

    • Pat Castle says:

      Dear Robyn – I am so sorry for your loss…know that my heart hurts for you and yours…prayers. This is not our Home…we are just passing through. YBIC, Pat

    • Rose says:

      Robyn, I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. It’s a blessing to know he’s with the Lord, but it still hurts so much. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  73. Pat Castle says:

    Sr. Francelle had a stroke today and is unresponsive at St. Lukes hospital in Aberdeen SD. Received the message from her niece Kathy Jo Peterson. We have been linking to Sr. Francelle’s weekly devotion each Friday since we began posting her devotions on a blog in 2008. She is a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, living at the Motherhouse in Aberdeen, SD. In 1988, I met Sr. Francelle on the Search retreat program that she led for many years. A few years later my brother Steve S. Castle met his wife Martina Castle on that same retreat program. Sr. Francelle is a living Saint…let’s keep her close in prayer in the coming days. Feel free to comment on how Sr. Francelle and her devotions have impacted your faith journey. http://sisterfrancelle.blogspot.com/

  74. SUSAN PETERS says:

    Please pray for Rebekah – she is in the middle of her chemo and radiation treatments. Her BMT will be on Wed March 14th! Pray for wisdom and compassion for all medical staff. Pray for Teresa her baby sister who is her match – donor of the bone marrow. Also pray for JP – his health challenges continue. Thank you Jesus for being with us each step of the way thru all the grandtreasures health challenges over the years.

  75. edith berry says:

    Pray for a dear close relative that has checked out a website on suicide. Can’t explain any more. We have an all knowing God.

  76. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for March is: “That the whole world may recognise the contribution of women to the development of society”. His mission intention is: “That the Holy Spirit may grant perseverance to those who suffer discrimination, persecution or death for the name of Christ, particularly in Asia”.

  77. Carol Nesbitt says:

    Please pray for my brother who is battling alcoholism. We’re trying to get him into treatment and he’s resisting. He needs it so badly. Thank you!

    • edith berry says:

      Over a year my cousin and I prayed the Divine Mercy chaplet for my alcoholic brother. When he went into the treatment center they had to take him to the ER at another hospital first because he was almost dead. It’s been several years now without a drink. He was a tough one to believe for. I will pray Divine Mercy for your brother. It’s powerful!!

  78. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for February is: “That all peoples may have access to water and other resources needed for daily life”. His mission intention is: “That the Lord may sustain the efforts of health workers assisting the sick and elderly in the world’s poorest regions”.

  79. Sue Peters says:

    Please pray for our grandtreasure Rebekah who is 6 years old. She has a very rare form of pre-leukemia cells. She will be undergoing extensive chemo and then a bone marrow transplant. Pray for a match! She says she is going to be brave. Pray for the medial team to have the wisdom and compassion to make decisions for Rebekah, her siblings and parents – Tony & Stephanie Spader (LIFE Runner family) God hold them all close during this time.

  80. Sue Peters says:

    Please pray for JP as he continues to struggle through yet another autonamic crisis. Also for Rebekah as we wait for test results…..God please bless them both with a miracle.

  81. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for January 2012 is: “That the victims of natural disasters may receive the spiritual and material comfort they need to rebuild their lives”. His mission intention is: “That the dedication of Christians to peace may bear witness to the name of Christ before all men and women of good will”.

  82. edith berry says:

    Pray for Ellen my friend who told me about anxiety attacks she is having. I told her I understood and told her about the one I had going past the college I went to when I had an abortion. She broke down and told me she had 13 abortion that she remembers. I told her about Rachel’s Vineyard and she asked me if I would go with her on a retreat when she was ready and I said I would be there for her. Pray for me as I continue to listen and visit with her by phone. She lives 200 miles away from me. Thanks.

  83. Sue Peters says:

    Please pray for JP – he is back in crisis and we are all praying he can work thru this at home and be home for Christmas. Also pray for 28 yr old Phillip who will be buried today. He was in a car accident on Nov 19th and went home to be with Jesus last week. Pray for his parents, sisters and his four young children.

  84. Kathy Schwab says:

    Thank You all for all your Prayers for my son in law’s cousin,. He is now in Heaven . Please continue to Pray for his wife, two kids, ages 13 and 18, and all his family!

    I also have another very Special request…My Lil Grandson’s 5 yr old friend, is now undergoing chemotherapy. Please pray for him and all his Family and Friends.

    May you all have a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy Safe New Year,
    Sincerely,
    Kathy

  85. Mia Reini says:

    Please pray for Mary Cheely Hill & Jamie Hill (Chicago, IL) whose two year-old son Charlie passed away suddenly this week. They will need strong prayers for consolation.

  86. edith berry says:

    Pray for my God-son, Kenny who is in the autism spectrum and going into day treatment at Prairie St. Johns for two weeks stating today.

  87. Sr. M. Consolata, FSGM says:

    Please pray for the women who will come on our Veni Si Amas Discernment Retreat this January 5-8th with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, that they may be open to receiving God’s love. Please pray for women to come! Thank you!

  88. Kathy Castle says:

    Please pray for Dick English,father of Barb, Beth, Theresa and Dan. While on vacation in AZ Dick became ill and after exploratory surgery was diagnosed with an aggressive lymphoma He is about to undergo his second round of chemo. The family asks for prayers…Dick is in a weakened condition from previous surgery and heart issues. God in your mercy hear our prayer.

  89. Sue Peters says:

    Wow I have not read the prayers for awhile….lots of crosses being carried. I am asking for prayers for many toight. Phil – a single father of 4 who was in a car accident and has brain injuries, Jim who was buried today, Karen who’s father died, Irene who is dealing with growing old gracefully, Toby who’s daughter died. For the children who are ill…that they feel Jesus holding them and see His face everyday. Praying too for the medical teams treating the ill and giving encouragement to their familes.

  90. edith berry says:

    From our Health Resource Center in Fergus Falls, Mn:
    Please pray for an abortion minded client scheduled this week for an ultrasound. Pray that she does come in and that the ultrasound will show her God’s miracle of life and that her heart will be softened and open to His leading..

  91. Jenna says:

    Hello friends,

    The following request came from a young lady at my old college. We have little time before tomorrow, but please pray whenever your read this — Melanie and her little one will need all the prayers, current and retroactive, that they can get!

    —-

    Hey Everyone,

    Here’s the situation:
    I was talking to my cousin, Kim, on the phone last night, and she told me that her co-worker, Melanie, is planning to have an abortion on Tuesday. Melanie is 19 years old, and just over two weeks pregnant. Her friends are all telling her to go ahead and have “it” taken care of, and that it’s “no big deal.” Kim’s been trying to talk her out of it… but they think she’s just pushing her Catholic morals on Melanie. Melanie doesn’t want to be fat for 9 months, even though Kim said that if Melanie would carry the baby for 9 months, Kim would carry him/her for the rest of his/her life. Melanie’s boyfriend said he would support her either way, so let’s just hope that Melanie’s concerns about her weight can be overlooked

    Your mission:
    Please pray for both Kim and Melanie, and do everything in your power to help save this baby’s life.

    Feel free to send this on if you think it might help…

    Elizabeth

  92. Rosemary Bernth says:

    Got a lot of prayers for you guys to help me with. First, for the soul of Suzanne Treinen, the mother of my college coach (Nate). She passed away during Thanksgiving week. May she rest in peace and may God grant her family strength and comfort. Next is Tracy Barcus, my college residence hall director, who is going to have a hystorectomy in a few weeks. Next is Cindy Tiedemann, the secretary of Bishop Nickless of Sioux City and a dear friend. Her father just passed away so may God grant his soul peace and Cindy’s family comfort. Lastly, for my coworker Tioni Brown who is experiencing some health issues possibly relating to a past miscarriage. Please pray that she makes a full and speedy recovery.

    Thanks all! – Rosemary

  93. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for December is: “That all peoples may grow in harmony and peace through mutual understanding and respect”. His mission intention is: “That children and young people may be messengers of the Gospel and that they may be respected and preserved from all violence and exploitation”.

  94. kathy Schwab says:

    Please PRAY !!!
    My Lil Grandson;s friend ( Tyler) was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer ,Neuroblastoma. Tyler is 5 yrs old and plays tee ball with my Grandson, Logan.
    He just began his Chemotherapy last week, and after several rounds of Chemo, they will try to remove the abdominal mass. Hopefully, with God’s help, He will be cancer free.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy Schwab

  95. edith berry says:

    Pray for abortion minded woman who called Health Resource Center in Fergus Falls but refused to come in. She said she believed she knew all about abortion since she had had one and was not interested in any information on her options. Please pray that God will touch her heart and give her hope..

    • edith berry says:

      Continue to pray for this woman, a report came back that she changed her mind and is going to have this baby. Thanks for praying an don’t stop.

  96. Mia Reini says:

    You guys are awesome prayer warriors! Please add to your prayers my husband’s sweet grandpa, Roy Reini, who is in the hospital in Wisconsin with internal bleeding. Not only for his health, but for his conversion to God and the faith.

  97. Kathy Castle says:

    Please join me in prayers of thanksgiving. My husband Joe entered the hospital on Oct 31 for a total laryngectomy, removal of his voicebox. Yesterday Joe spoke for the first time with the aid of a prosthesis that was inserted into his tracheal and esophagus. I’m so proud of him. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. All praise and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ, who sustained Joe and I and our dear family during a very difficult time. He will come home today!

  98. Carol Nesbitt says:

    Prayers requested for little Daniel, who is not quite 1 and is hospitalized with two kinds of pneumonia, and for his cousin, baby Kaylynn, who also has pneumonia. Baby Daniel’s mom is also sick. Please pray the God will heal them all quickly and completely. Thank you!

  99. Susan Peters says:

    Please pray for Renae…she was diagnoised this week with thyroid cancer and will have surgery on Friday. She also has been suffering with some heart palpatations…they will deal with that once the thyroid surgery is over. Please pray for God to wrap his arms around her, guide the doctors and all caregivers as they tend to her and her family.

  100. edith berry says:

    My almost 18yr old autistic son was missing at a spec ed funciton to night at school for a little over 20 minutes. He wasn’t where he was suppose to be and there has been alot of stress in his life with explaining the guardianship prosess, his upcoming trip to New York in April and his wisdom teeth being surgiacal removed and him having to be put under next Wednesday. He needs prayer for protection and an understanding of the seriousnes of staying with the group.Even after I talked with him with the PCA and teacher when we got home he said,”I didn’t do anything wrong.” Prayer on Wednesday and with the anestetic to put him to sleep. Prayer for peace and trust for me the Mom. Thanks.

    • Susan Peters says:

      Wow….we have a the same types of issues with one grandchild. She just does not understand all the happens when directions are not followed. Prayers for your son.

    • edith berry says:

      My sons wisdom teeth experience went very well. No problems what so ever.Now that is one less things on my list.

  101. Sue Peters says:

    Prayers for Joe – to be able to quit smoking, for him and his entire family to feel the arms of Jesus holding them thru this journey, for Him to guide the Dr’s and medical staff to make treatment and surgical decissions as they care for him and his entire family.

  102. Pat Castle says:

    Dear LIFE Group, I found out today that my Dad has has tumors in his throat and lungs…please pray for his journey ahead. Come Lord Jesus, help us to be holy and believe your words, “Be not afraid.”
    Gratefully In Christ, Pat
    Phil 4:13

    • Sue Peters says:

      I will pray for Joe and your entire family Pat. Jesus hold them all close thru the changes and journey ahead of them. Peace – feel the arms of Jesus around you each day.

  103. Mrs. Zagorski says:

    • Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:00 PM, CDT
    Hello Angels. Thanks for keeping your end of the deal and getting serious with the prayers. Abby came through today with flying colors. Dr. B made about five punctures on each side of her neck and injected this material to dry up the blood. This is only temporary for the big Friday surgery to dry out the area for Dr. Ghatan to do the laminectomy. Dr. Ghatan talked to us for about an hour discussing surgery. AVM is winning and we are getting against the wall. There is a good chance Abby could become a quadriplegic if we don’t try this and give spinal cord space. It cannot keep taking this abuse. The nerves are going to get damaged. Rich boo-hooed while I kept asking questions. The biggest risk here is that Abby would start bleeding during surgery and they would not be able to stop it and she would literally bleed to death. That’s a tough reality, but as her parents, along with guidance from the docs, we have to try anything we can to get her cured and keep walking. Abby has already had a taste of the limited arm and leg movement with the stroke and we just can’t see no movement being in her future. We have you all praying and supporting us and do not believe that it is part of God’s plan to take her from us. He is just making Abby jump some major hurdles right now for whatever reason. So Friday could be the biggest day of her life. Call a friend or relative and ask them to pray for our friend Abby early Friday morning. Let’s rattle the rooftops and be heard. We have got to fight this one out for this little girl. Abby will have some major recuperating after the laminectomy and Dr. Ghatan can’t estimate time or limitations until we see what happens during surgery. Dr. B said a last minute change in plans could happen when they go in. Stay positive and we will try and keep our chins up. Dr. B. told Abby himself of the plan and she took it like a mature girl. She cried only slightly that they would cut her skin. All is well in NY for now. We just played a board game of LIFE. Abby won of course. Abby will be playing a real game of LIFE on Friday with the surgery and she will win again, I just know it. Thanks for the prayers. This little girl is so precious and priceless!

  104. Becky Gregory says:

    Update on LIFE Runner Joanna Webster and her baby boy. Please keep her and loved ones in your prayers.

    Please see below
     
    Well, I am now 22 1/2 weeks along and it has been very rough road.  I have been on modified bed rest for 3 weeks (initially because of heavy bleeding and now because of more heavy bleeding and contractions).  I have diagnosed with sub chorionic hematoma. The heavy bleeding can cause premature rupture of membranes and preterm labor.  The doctors are hoping for us to get to 28 weeks…unfortunately as of now, nothing can be done but rest and lots of water.  We are taking things day by day and then week by week.  We pray for 28 weeks… Survival of a 24 week baby is 50% and by 28 weeks it is 80%.  Thanks for your prayers!
     
    Joanna

    • Becky Gregory says:

      LIFE Runner Joanna Webster gave birth to her beautiful son Benjamin Michael Webster at 24 weeks. Please keep Benjamin and his family in your prayers. He is a fighter and is blessed to have such a loving family.

  105. Sue Peters says:

    Prayig for safe travel this week for all as they travel to KC for the marathon. For the mission to end abortion will move closer to the finish line as the runners cross the finish line too. That hearts will be changed because of the message we will share through the many prayers being said, our witnessing and our logoed gear some one may read. Save the babies Lord….please.

  106. Pat Castle says:

    Dear Friends: We have a prayer request from a friend of the Alpha Center. She has asked for prayers for a friend of hers in Missouri who has an abortion scheduled today. The girl’s boyfriend is pressuring her into an abortion. Please pray today that this woman will choose life. Mary, Mother of Life, Pray for Us! St. Francis of Assisi, Pray for Us!

    In Christ’s Love,
    Kelly J. Benson, Esq.
    Co-Director, Office of Marriage, Family & Respect Life
    Legal Counsel & Lobbyist
    Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls

  107. Sue Peters says:

    Praying for all the LIFE runners and prayer partners – that as we head to KC we will be able to touch a heart and save a baby…..or a thousand babies!

  108. Pat Castle says:

    Jeff Gross has a cousin (Matt) who is dying from alcoholism…may only have a few days to live. Please join us in praying for healing and peace for Matt and his family. Our Father…, Hail Mary…, Come Holy Spirit.

  109. Pat Castle says:

    VATICAN CITY, 30 SEP 2011 (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for October is: “That the terminally ill may be supported by their faith in God and the love of their brothers and sisters”.

    His mission intention is: “That the celebration of World Mission Day may foster in the People of God a passion for evangelisation with the willingness to support the missions with prayer and economic aid for the poorest Churches”.

  110. Pat Castle says:

    LIFE Runner Joanna Webster is having complications with her pregnancy. She is about 20 weeks along. Please pray for her and her baby boy. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…Come Holy Spirit.

  111. Sue Peters says:

    Please turn up your prayers for JP (and family) JP was moved to PICU last night….more monitoring and observation because he likely has another blood clot. More tests this morning.

  112. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for September is: “That all teachers may know how to communicate love of the truth and instill authentic moral and spiritual values”. His mission intention is: “That the Christian communities of Asia may proclaim the Gospel with fervour, witnessing to its beauty with the joy of faith”.

  113. I have two natural and two by marriage daughters who have chosen to give birth out of wedlock. I would not have wanted them to do any else but give life. My prayer is that they would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I also pray they would bring up their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Ty

  114. Elizabeth Lorenz says:

    Please pray for Emily the infant niece of my friend, Amy. She was diagnosed with a fatal congenital illness before she was born. Her parents are pro-life Catholics. Please pray for their family as they go through this difficult time.

    God bless you. Thank you.

  115. Maureen Rogers says:

    My husband Jim’s Mom, Gene Rogers, died suddenly last week at her home in Gardnerville, Nevada. We live in Colorado Springs and Jim drove for 2 days to get there. I know that he would like to have a Mass of the Resurrection and a Catholic burial for her. His brother and sister-in-law would just like to have some kind of service and then scatter her ashes in the forest. I know that God holds Gene is His arms no matter what happens, but please keep Jim and our family in your prayers. Thank you, Maureen

  116. Laura says:

    Please pray for me as I am down hearted today. I will be going w/ my family to SD on Thurs morn and traveling to N. MN on Aug 5 until Aug 7 to go through my dad’s belongings. He shot and killed himself last year on July 3rd; he was in a contract for deed agreement w/ my step sister and husband. They told my dad ‘No deal!’ after the contract was signed and recorded. Dad killed himself. The step sister and husband deny that the ‘No deal’ ever happened and are going through w/ the cfd w/ my stepmom who has short term memory loss from a previous brain anerisum. To my knowledge, they still are NOT holding up to all the stipulations in the cfd….not paying around $1,200 more money each month. All this said, to ask for prayer as I go w/ my sister, who hasn’t been to the Lake where Dad died yet since his death; she was due to have her baby and wasn’t able to go to his funeral. It will be hard, but thanks be to God that Jesus will be there w/ us. My sister, Brenda is not deep w/ Jesus, if she has Him at all. My stepmom, Debbie, does have JESUS thankfully. Please pray for peace, safe travel, and opportunities to share what Jesus has done in our lives and to be of help to Debbie while we are there. Thank you so much, God bless all of you and your efforts for Christ and the Gospel, Laura :)

    • I am so sorry for your loss. We struggle greatly when a loved one dies at their own hands. I am asking God to comfort you. I am asking God for His provision of grace and peace to handle these circumstances. I am asking God for forgiveness and long-suffering. We may not see justice but we can display God’s love to all. Forgive them father for they know not what to do, God bless you and yours!

  117. Petition for infant, Koal says:

    Peggy and Carol earlier requested prayers for my pre-born grandson… child of Kerry and Adam S. Koal has since been born (on May 4, 2011) and at one week underwent his first open heart surgery. Thanks be to God and to all of you the miracle occured and that surgery was successful. We praise God and we thank all of you but ask that prayers also continue. Koal will need a number more miracles as the next few weeks or months go by. His heart defects were far more profound than first thought during pregnancy. Although his first surgery was successful in allowing our darling boy to live, his pediatric cardiologists are presently not sure what to do next and are in consultation nationwide with other cardiologists to combine expertise. A decision on what the next open heart surgery should be is needed and prayers for that and for the surgeons who will perform it are necessary. Prayers for our little Koal are so needed…as they are for his parents, kerry and adam, and all his loving family. The first miraculous surgery was temporary only … the next will be far more serious and complicated and it is likely this baby will end up eventually needing a transplant. We pray to God, the Great Healer, to look upon this tiny life and bless him in His compassion and mercy with all that the baby needs, all the wisdom and skill of his drs, and the strength and continued faiith of Kerry and Adam and the rest of the family. Thank you all and bless all of you as well . Katie Baldwin

  118. hurting says:

    Please pray for my strength to break out of a cycle of abuse. Please pray for protection and provision for my sweet children & I.

  119. edith berry says:

    Pray for Martha, 48 year old mother of an adult daughter with Muscular Dytrophy. Martha has diabeties, has fallen several times and broken various bones. The latest is fallen off her deck 2 feet and broke both her ankles. She has been moved from the hospital to a nursing home for therapy It’s only temporary while she heals. Her meds have gotten messed up going to several differnt doctors. And now for a day and half she has not had any of her depression medicine, which causes more stress and then messes up her blood sugar levels. I have never seen her this depressed.. thanks for your prayers for Martha her daughter and Marthas mother allso that bear this burden.

  120. Sara Vetch says:

    Please pray for the surgeon, nurses and staff that will be performing my ACL reconstruction tomorrow, May 26th @ 8:30 am…and maybe me too! I want to run for life in KC!!!!!

    • Pat Castle says:

      God morning, Sara – we are praying for a blessed surgery and quick healing…come Holy Spirit…LIFE Runners! coach Pat (Jer 1:5)

  121. edith berry says:

    Pray for my husband family in Arkansas, (me too)–My brother-in-law Byron passed away on Saturday. He was 46 years old , and had down syndrome

  122. hurting says:

    Please pray for my children and I. My husband has taken me off of our joint bank account. I am a stay-at-home-mom and am just so lost right now.

    • Susan K Peters says:

      I am praying…Nana to 8 grandtreasurers. I have also added you to our prayer chain at our church. I am so thankful you reached out to the LIFE Runners and partners. We are here for you.

  123. Carol Nesbitt says:

    Prayers requested for my cousin, Kerry, who is delivering a baby today with at least 4-5 holes in his little heart and his condition is very serious. They’ve already named him Koalton and I know they’d appreciate prayers from anyone willing! He’ll need surgery in the next few days and several surgeries after that. She and her husband, Adam, are very faith-filled people, but will need every ounce of support they can get! Thank you!

  124. Sue Peters says:

    For JP and Rebekah that God would grant both of them a miracle of healing. Also for my son-in-law Tony as he prays about his decision to participate with the LIFE Runners in KC

    • Susan K Peters says:

      Thank you for answered prayers. Tony is participating in the 1/2 marathon. Rebekah is home and doing well. JP is still inpatient but has had some great days…..wonderful memories have been made the last few weeks. He is not feelling well at all and tomorrow is his 11th birthday. That is a blessing as we almost lost him again a few weeks ago to a medication reaction. Please pray he will feel well enough to celebrate his birthday tomorrow.

  125. Susan K Peters says:

    Thank you Lord….you have answered my prayer. We have our 100th runner before Easter….on the eve of Easter Triduum! That is another sign to me that we are on the right path! Christine Auxier is our 100th runner from our 17th state – MI. Christine thank you for searching for us….for wanting to run a marathon to raise money to end abortion. You found it in the LIFE Runners!

  126. Sue Peters says:

    Please pray for Anonymous who shared, “We just suffered an early miscarriage and are hopeful that it was a somewhat natural occurrence and that God will grant us the grace and blessing of having a family we would appreciate the prayers of the Prayer Warriors.”

  127. Valerie Johnson says:

    Please pray for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the people who they newly elected to serve in leadership positions, and those who have stepped down from leadership poistions within that organization.

  128. Edith Berry says:

    Pray for all in the desert that have givern in to temptation and given up even trying to be holy any more.

  129. Susan K Peters says:

    God is nudging me….pray that I will be able to trust totally and be an obedient servant.

  130. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for April is: “That through its compelling preaching of the Gospel, the Church may give young people new reasons for life and hope”. His mission intention is: “That by proclamation of the Gospel and the witness of their lives, missionaries may bring Christ to those who do not yet know Him”.

  131. Ann Schaefbauer says:

    Prayers for the repose of the soul of Scott Schoppert, age 48, who died last week after a lengthy battle with cancer. Also, please pray for God’s comfort and peace for his wife, Cindy, and their four young sons, Matthew, John, Paul, and Christian – as well as his parents and sisters and extended family!

  132. Sue Peters says:

    Praying for Tom as he trains for and then runs his ultramarathon of 40 miles on April 10th in Philidelphia in honor of Archbishop Ryan. Tom will be raising money for the school. Lord – help Toms body to endure and allow him to bring awareness to many through his efforts while raising money for the school.

  133. Steve Castle says:

    Please pray for comfort and peace for the Moon family today. They lost Michael Allen at less than 2 weeks old. He stopped breathing this morning and died soon after getting to the hospital. The family is devastated. ~ Romans 12:12

  134. Edith Berry says:

    My son Lennart has neurological testing from 9-4 on Friday. I am all shook up. Having a hard time trusting God. Need prayers thanks on my way to Fargonow and won’t check computer until late sunday or Monday

  135. Stephanie Spader says:

    Please pray for our daughter, Rebekah, 5. She’s currently hospitalized in the PICU with a respiratory bug similar to RSV (Human Metopnuemo Virus). For those of you that don’t know, Rebekah and JP Peters are cousins and both have HSAN and Immune Deficiency. These “bugs” are harder on them than the typical child. Praying for a quick recovery. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/spaderfamily Thanks so much. +JMJ+

  136. Pam says:

    I just received a phone call that someone I know through a friend is going to have an abortion on Wednesday as she is pregnant by a married man. Please pray with me that her heart will change, her pain will ease and that she may be guided to chose life for this child!

  137. Edith Berry says:

    Got a call from a former retreatant of Rachel’s Vineyard and she ask that I pass this on for prayer. Her friend has had one abortion and is pregnant again and seriously thinking about abortion again. You know how to pray. thanks

    • Edith Berry says:

      My Rachels’Vineyard friend called me back again today after hearing from her friend which couldn’t tell her the whole story for some reason before. The woman had the abortion two months ago and today talked like it was no big deal.. O God help her in the pain she has that puts her into this denial!! Please continue to pray. Thanks.

  138. Gloria Schmidt says:

    Please pray for my elderly mother who is in the hospital. She fell last Friday and they cannot, as yet, find the cause of her not being able to put weight on her leg. Luckily, there are no visible fractures. Please pray that they find the cause and that they are able to treat the problem and release her from their care. Thank you!

  139. Pat Castle says:

    TELEGRAM FROM THE POPE FOR VICTIMS OF EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN: “Deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic effects of the major earthquake and consequent tsunamis which have struck Japan’s north-eastern coastal regions, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI assures all who have been afflicted of his closeness at this difficult time. He prays for those who have died, and upon their grieving families and friends he invokes divine blessings of strength and consolation. The Holy Father also expresses his prayerful solidarity with all those providing rescue, relief and support to the victims of this disaster”.

  140. Maria McKnight says:

    Just praying for the informed consent bill going to the state senate floor today. Praying for protection for those standing up for LIFE that they may be bold in their vote today. Praying for those who are unsure, that they may be encouraged to see the light and LIFE in this bill and especially praying for those who want to vote no and don’t want to protect women, that they may have someone in their life today that will show them the LOVE of our LORD, and bless them in a small way, so they will come to see that when you do something for the least of His, you do it for Him.

  141. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s mission prayer intention for March is: “That the Holy Spirit may give light and strength to those in many regions of the world who are persecuted and discriminated against because of the Gospel”.

  142. Edith Berry says:

    Please pray for my step children-Mike,Brenda and Randy. They have lots of bitterness over their father who died in 2001. I was their fathers second wife. There is much legitimate angry there but pray they can some how to let it go and be free. I periodically hear from them, usually when a bad memory rears it’s ugly head. Thanks.

  143. shantelle says:

    asking prayer for my friends Becca & Bobby Ricardson. They recently went to a sonogram appointment to find that their baby was not alive. She was 10 wks. This is their third miscarriage. They have been trying very hard to get pregnant for a couple of years now. They need prayer that they will be able t get pregnant again, as well as carry baby to full term. This last time was the farthest they got, they were able to se baby and hear a heartbeat only a few weeks before. That is why it is so hard. Every baby is a person. Thank you so much.

    shantelle castle (steve and pat’s niece)

  144. Edith Berry says:

    Dr. Nathansom died Monday Feb 21–Thank You God for conversion. Dr. Nathanson’s story shows the miracle of conversion. And thank You God for the work You did in his life, may he find eternal rest in You, having fully experience the miracle of forgiveness. Story found on NCRegister.com

  145. Peggy says:

    Dear friends, I have another prayer request involving a cousin, He fell from a ladder over a year ago…and slowly began to lose his balance, slur his speech, etc. Doctors have now diagnosed him as having a form of hydrocephalius, caused by a blow to the head when he fell. He most likely will be having a shunt put in to drain the fluids from his head and relieve pressure on his brain. This is a serious situation, and I know that your prayers will help. Thank you so much.

  146. Edith Berry says:

    I have permission to pass on prayer requests from our Health Resources Life CareCenter in Fergus Falls Mn.–Please continue to pray. The client didn’t show up for her appointment. When we called her she said she didn’t need to come in she had an appointment next week to “have it taken care of”.

  147. Susan K Peters says:

    A friend shared with me this weekend that her unmarried daughter is expecting. Definitley an unplanned pregnancy but not an unwanted baby. Mama just still needs to figure out her own life. Please pray for Mama, baby and Daddy as they all grow in their faith and work thru many many decisions these next 8 months before baby joins this world.

  148. Susan K Peters says:

    Lord forge the way for me please.

  149. Aunt Kay Castle says:

    Dear Family of Castle’s:
    Please pray for your cousin and my dear friend, Vernon Farnum. As you know he is making his transition from this life to the Lord God in Heaven to be with his family. His journey has been an extraordinary one wtih me this past year during his failing health but I shall never forget. “I have carved you in the palms of my hands, I shall never forget you. My journey began 37 years ago while I was in the Navy with my cousin…he has been my faithful friend since. Yet, I believe he will ever will be with me. So I ask the faithful in the Devotions to pray for my cousin so he will pass away peacefully with the ones he loves the most. Remember me too, as I am losing a dear friend once more in my life.

    • Pat Castle says:

      I thank God for our time with cousin Vernon when stationed at McClellan AFB in Sacramento (1996-1997). I had been meaning to stop by his home for months…when the base was let out early on Good Friday, I decided it was time. Our friendship led us to RCIA that Fall…a faith journey that brought us both closer to God. When the time comes, I pray Vernon accepts God’s invitation to return home…

    • Kathy Castle says:

      Dear Kay, We hold a very special spot in our hearts for Vernon.
      prayerfully, Kathy

  150. Beth O'Connor says:

    Please pray for my dad, Dick English, who will be undergoing open heart surgery on Thursday, 2/17 for a mitral valve, aortic valve and aortic root replacement. Thanks for your prayers!

    • Pat Castle says:

      Beth, I just offered up this prayer to our Alpha and Omega God. Please keep us updated by using the reply button on this prayer request. Peace be with you and your family!

    • Kathy Castle says:

      Dear Beth (Bev, Barb, Theresa, Dan too), How proud your Dad is of all of you and those grandchildren! It has been a privilege to work with your father the past 15 years. He’s a man who walks the talk, a Christian in actions. At Augustana, he was always ready to help students and colleagues. Our sons Dan and Steve were beneficiaries of his academic talents, kindness and storytelling Heartfelt prayers from the Castle family to the English family for your Dad’s speedy recovery, sincerely, Kathy and Joe

    • Susan K Peters says:

      Added Dick to my prayers Beth.

  151. Pat Castle says:

    LIFE Group member/runner Doug Young is deployed for a few more months. Let’s pray for him, his family, and all those in harms way…for ProLife and Peace!

  152. Susan K Peters says:

    Please pray for JoAnne, she is the aunt of my friend Jeanne. JoAnne has just been diagnosed with cancer. Jeanne is a new LIFE Group Devotions prayer partner.

  153. Sue Peters says:

    Please turn up the prayers for JP…he will be under going some proceedures tomorrow Wed Feb 2nd. Also for Stephanie as she is dealing with a lot of back pain right now. Praying to that we have our 100 Runners for the KC race signed on by Easter.

    • Susan K Peters says:

      JP came thru his tests with flying colors….we still don’t have answers but no new thnings to deal with, Stephanie’s back is much improved too. Thank you for the prayers.

      • Stephanie Spader says:

        My back is much better but still not good. My knee however is worse – PT said to see an ortho soon. Frustrating but thankful I can still move :0) Prayers continue for JP…always praying for a miracle – God’s will! +JMJ+

  154. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for February is: “That all may respect the family and recognise it for its unmatched contribution to the advancement of society”. His mission intention is: “That Christian communities may witness to the presence of Christ in serving those who suffer from disease in those mission territories where the fight against disease is most urgent”.

  155. Carol Nesbitt says:

    Prayers please for two moms-to-be. First, Mandi is 25 weeks along and has an infection and preterm labor. As of last night, things have settled down a bit, but it has been a difficult pregnancy so far. Prayers that moving forward, everything goes smoothly.

    Also – prayers requested for Kerry S and Adam. They just found out their baby boy in the womb has no less than five serious heart defects. If he survives the pregnancy, he will most likely need several different heart surgeries, which may come as soon as immediately following his birth. It’s a scary road ahead. Prayers for peace and strength for Kerry and Adam, and for wisdom for the doctors to be able to address the baby’s many problems. Thank you!

  156. Edith Berry says:

    Pray for my step-grandson Joseph- Yesterday he put a nail through his foot, broke his finger and bumped his elbow. Don’t know if he was working or what? Just recently connected with him on facebook.

  157. Pat Castle says:

    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated every year from 18 to 25 January, begins today.
    18 January: The Church in Jerusalem.
    19 January: Many Members in One Body.
    20 January: Devotion to the Apostles’ Teaching Unites Us.
    21 January: Sharing, an Expression of Our Unity.
    22 January: Breaking the Bread in Hope.
    23 January: Empowered to Action in Prayer.
    24 January: Living in Resurrection Faith.
    25 January: Called for the Service of Reconciliation

  158. Peggy says:

    I would like to ask the Life Group to pray for my neice, Kerry and her preborn baby boy. She is at seven months and has learned that the baby has serious heart defects that could even be fatal to him. She will be seeing a pediatric cardiologist in early February to see what he can determine. She and her husband have great faith that God will hear our prayers for her precious baby. We know that God does miracles, so please let us ask him. Thank you so much.

    • Carol Nesbitt says:

      Realized that Peggy had already requested prayers for the baby of Kerry and Adam. This is the same Kerry and Adam!

    • Sue Peters says:

      Sending up prayers Peggy.

    • Peggy says:

      My niece, and Carol’s cousin, has been to the cardiologist and had more tests. The baby has Tetrology of Fallot and other problems involving blood vessals supplying the lungs. There will need to be surgeries following his birth, and there could be further problems unknown until he is born. So prayers are truely needed for this little guy and for his devoted and loving parents. It will be a long and difficult journey ahead. God bless you for your concern and especially for your prayers. God listens!! Peggy

  159. Edith Berry says:

    In Dec I asked for prayers for a 16 year old girl whos Knights of Columbus father took her to have an abortion. This weekend I got an up date that the girls mother has now been told and the 16 year old will be attending a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in March. Pray that there will be enough signed up to have a retreat and the right combination of people will there to minister to the retreatants. There will be on going prayers needed for this family as the parents have to deal with their part in all this too. I also heard there are some mental illness issues in he family. So much prayer is needed.

  160. Nellie Edwards says:

    The Darkhorse 3rd Batallion is under seige and have suffered heavy loss of life in recent weeks. This, in Afghanistan. Please storm Heaven on behalf of this brave group of soldiers and their families. I did check on this before sending. I also ask prayers for attendees of the Annual March for LIFE in DC. I will be going and hoping God’s grace will move the media to give it much better coverage than usual. Lastly, buy Abbey Johnson’s groundbreaking book, just out; unPLANNED!!

  161. Vicki says:

    Please pray for my great nephew Koby who will have surgery in Minneapolis on Sunday morning to remove a mass between his lung and esophogus. He is not even a month old.

  162. Pat Castle says:

    Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for January 2011 is: “That young people may learn to use modern means of social communication for their personal growth and to better prepare themselves to serve society”. His mission intention is: “That every believer in Christ may be conscious that unity among all Christians is a condition for more effective proclamation of the Gospel”.

  163. edith says:

    Prayers are needed for my friend Carol who is a vulnerable adult. Living situation is not good. She has an appointment on Tuesday about moving out of where she is. I will wait until after that to see what transpires to take the next step of possibly asking for a welfare check. I’ve known her and her brother all our lives we grew up together. I feel an uneasiness but also feel I can wait until Tuesday, this will give her time to self advocate which she is capable off. Thank you all for your prayers!

  164. rose says:

    My stepfather was admitted to ICU on Christmas Eve and due to the terrible snowstorm that hit the area on Sunday, had no visitors Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. He has now contracted Staph Pneumonia and is not expected to live much longer. I’m asking for prayer that his daughter arrive in time to say good-bye and for strength for my mother.

  165. Steve Castle says:

    Prayers of Thanksgiving that a mother who was heavily pressured to have an abortion just before Christmas chose life! God is good!

  166. Filomena Smolenski says:

    Please pray for Katherine and Anders Burgman who just lost their 10 day old baby boy (Anders John). Baby “Jack” was discovered dead in his crib at 6:30 am yesterday. Despite their youth, his parents have worked in the pro-life movement for many years; she was the Executive Director of our local crisis pregnancy center. Please pray that God will give them peace and consolation during this tragic time. Thank you.

  167. Susan Peters says:

    In thanksgiving for JP being able to be home for a few hours last night. For Jesus to continue to hold JP close as his health issues continue. Prayers for healing Rebekah as she was admitted today – stomach flu that led her to crisis for several days.

  168. Susan K Peters says:

    Lord so many people are hurting/struggling for many various reasons. Draw them closer to you. My prayer is they will choose to follow you and be blessed with comfort and peace.

  169. Denise says:

    Please pray for our son Toby. He lost his job and now needs to decide on going back to school or looking seriously for a job. His finances are awful. First and foremost, Toby needs the Lord back in his life.

  170. Christy Hubka says:

    We are writing to ask for prayers for the Podraza family. Our good friend Jeff and his two, daughters (Jordyn-12 & Taylor-10) died in a tragic car accident in Nebraska on Saturday on the way to see family. Kelly, the girls’ mother and Jeff’s ex-wife, was in New York when the accident occurred. Jordyn and Taylor are her only children. Both girls attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School and where in the 7th & 5th grades. As you can imagine, she is completely devastated as are Jeff’s parents as they will have to bury their only son (they have an older daughter) and their only grandchildren. Prayers are also needed for Kris, Jeff’s girlfriend, of four years. The wake for the girls was last night (Tuesday) and the funeral is today (Wednesday) in Omaha. Jeff’s wake is tonight in Columbus and the funeral will be tomorrow (Thursday). Ladd and I are just heartbroken that we cannot be there. Please say as many prayers for everyone who has been blessed to know this family. It is going to be a tough 48 hours. Thank you!
    BTW, there are links below to the most recent news coverage in Omaha.
    Christy & Ladd

    News 2 new results for jeff podraza

    School Grieves Over 3 Crash Victims
    KETV Omaha
    Jeff Podraza and his daughters Jordyn, 12, and Taylor, 10, were on their way to the girls’ great grandmother’s house when the crash happened. …
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    Community Struggles with Loss of Girls, Father
    WOWT
    Jeff Podraza and his two daughters, 12-year-old Jordyn and 10-year-old Taylor, were killed in a crash Saturday, after their vehicle crossed the median and …
    See all stories on this topic »

  171. Rose says:

    I’m requesting prayer for my step-father, Burt Nelson. He is sick and stopped eating and drinking. He is 84 years old. He was in the hospital, was released to rehab and began to decline there. Can you please pray for his recovery? Thank you.

    • Pat Castle says:

      Hi, Rose. I just prayed for him…will also include him in our family Rosary tomorrow night. Grace and peace be with you and your step-father…Amen.

      • rose says:

        Thank you Pat. I really appreciate it. Just spoke with my mother and my step-father spoke today. He was coherent, albeit weak. He drank some water and ate a few bites. He’s not well, but I’m thankful for any improvement.

  172. Pat Castle says:

    “In the light of what has happened, the Holy Father’s invitation – addressed on 1 December 2010 to all the Catholics of the world to pray for the Church in China which is going through a particularly difficult time – remains pressing”. http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2010/12/communique-concerning-chinese-catholic.html

  173. Sue Peters says:

    Please pray that plans to build a new Witchita, KS Abortion mill will fail.

  174. Shirley M. says:

    My 85-year-old father, Al C., who goes out dancing twice a week, has been hospitalized for 11 days with a collasped lung and then pneumonia. Yesterday they placed a new chest tube . The first one “didn’t work”. If this one fails, too, they may have to do surgery to attach the lung to the rib.(?) He’s a man of faith, but not churched for the last 35+ years. Thank you for your prayers. Shirley

  175. Carol Nesbitt says:

    Continued prayers requested for O’Gorman teacher Jen Leigh who has been hospitalized for more than two weeks with bacterial meningitis. She was very, very ill and is now slowly recovering, but doctors are now also concerned that an inactive brain tumor is now active, so once she recovers from the meningitis, she will need further treatment for the tumor. She is a wonderful chemistry teacher and is loved by the entire school community. Prayers are most appreciated!

  176. Edith Berry says:

    Pray for a 16 yr old girl whos Knights of Columbus father took her to have an aborton and has not yet told her mother.The family has quit coming to Mass. There has been some contact between the girl and a former retreatant of Rachel’s Vineyard and her daughter. but now she is not reaching out for help now.

    • scastle says:

      Hi Edith,
      Prayers in route…lots of spiritual warfare in this situation. Also sad to see a fellow Knight so out of line with the Church and and the mission of KoC. His daughters and lost grand daughter will feel this pain for the rest of their life. The Knights have done so much to help defend Life. Last year a group led by Rich (one of our authors, co-founder) raised money to buy an ultrasound machine for a crisis pregnancy center in Florida.

      In Christ,
      Steve
      Romans 12:12

      • Edith Berry says:

        This is for anyone that has read the original reguest.I finally heard today that the parish priest has been told of this situation by my friend from Rachel’s Vineyard and the youth director. Steve you are absolutely right–MUCH SPIRITUAL WARFARE. thank to all for a continual prayer for this family.

  177. pcastle says:

    “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.” Amen. (Lk 1:26-38)

  178. pcastle says:

    Pope Benedict: “That our personal experience of suffering may be an occasion for better understanding the situation of unease and pain which is the lot of many people who are alone, sick or aged, and stir us all to give them generous help.”

  179. Susan K Peters says:

    Thank you prayer warriors…..Jenna gets to go home with her Daddy!

  180. Susan K Peters says:

    Jenna is a little girl taken from her Daddy…(who had custody)by her birth mother. Please keep her in your prayers.

  181. Kathy Rutten says:

    Please pray for my sister, Kelly, and her husband, Kenny, and their new baby boy who was born last night. He is about 6 weeks early. So far things look good, however he is currently in the NICU being observed to make sure he can breath on his own, eat and maintain his body temperature. We are very excited to welcome this little guy to our family!

    • scastle says:

      Hi Kathy,
      Prayers in route! “Come, Holy Spirit, Come…Lord Jesus, please send your healing grace upon your precious baby boy. We ask for a quick and full recovery as he continues to grow and develop. We specifically ask that you will strengthen his lungs, help him to eat and maintain his weight and body temperature. Bless his parents and family and comfort them in any fears or anxiety they may be experiencing at this time. Blessed Mother please wrap your mantle about Kelly, Kenny and their newborn son and intercede for his quick and full recovery. In Jesus’ name we pray.”

    • Susan K Peters says:

      Been praying for Kelly and baby……talked to a proud Grandma and Grandpa at St Mary’s school program last Friday. Sounds like everyone is doing well.

  182. Angi Castle says:

    My friend Nicole Lariviere lost her battle with skin cancer: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nicolelariviere/. I am blessed for having known her, and so are the students whose lives she touched. Please pray that God welcomes her home. Nicole-I miss you very much and hope to meet you again someday. Amen.

  183. Alpha Center says:

    Alpha Center Urgent Prayer Request! Please pray for a young woman who is scheduled for an abortion in the next 72 hours. She doesn’t want the abortion (she wants to place her child with an adoptive family) but her parents are forcing her to have the abortion. We are pursuing all legal avenues to support her but prayer can change her parents hearts! Thank you!

  184. lori libby says:

    I ask your prayers for Debbie Lafferty and her family. They have been dealing with Chronic illness for some time. Now the end is near. Giver her and her family the love and strength that only comes for our Lord as she transitions from this life to the next.

  185. Rich Reich says:

    Prayer submitted for Sara Ragan:
    Bill Ragan’s grandmother passed away yesterday. O Lord, grant those who have died the joy of Your Presence, and us who are living the happiness of knowing this. Amen.

  186. Eric says:

    A prayer of thanksgiving for Life Group!

  187. Lori Libby says:

    A prayer request for my husband Bob and my daughter Patty. Both are very bright people who are finding school very challenging. Give them the faith in God that with Him there is nothing they cannot do for the glory of God.

  188. pcastle says:

    Our Prayers: Pray to end abortion, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP), Rich Reich (cousin Tom cancer), Carolyn McKissack (daughter Karen’s health), Kathy Schwab (5 yr old Dalton cancer), Jamie Simpson (special intention), Rob Rysavy (Adam Rogers mission trip), Angi Castle (Nicole’s cancer)

    • Kathy Schwab says:

      Thank You ALL so very much for your continued Prayers, for 5 yr old Dalton, who is fighting cancer.
      Also, Just this week, a little 9yr old, friend of mine, Malia, died after battling kidney cancer for 6 months!!! Please Pray for her Family .
      Sincerely,
      Kathy

  189. Kimberly Martinez says:

    From Alpha Center on Tues – With permission from our clients, we are requesting prayer for a women who started the chemical abortion procedure yesterday but after a visit to the Alpha Center changed her mind! She started a high dose of hormones to counteract the damaging effects of the chemical abortion. Please join us in prayer that this child will be saved and be born healthy! We will keep you updated! Thank you!

    • Kimberly Martinez says:

      At this point, we were able to get her in to a specialist. Tests and ultrasound showed baby is still alive and has a strong heartbeat. Momma is feeling pretty rough but hanging in there. The doctor said its a waiting game now. God’s hand is mighty and I really belive He is revealing Himself to the mother through this. Thanks for continuing to pray!

  190. pcastle says:

    A Thanksgiving Prayer for us getting close to the website marathon finish line…blessings for our combined efforts to build this tool to help us make straight the way for the Lord…for ProLife!