Do Saints really pray for the intentions we ask?

I just don’t know. I have been praying for 87 days, since my young son was tragically killed in a freak accident…7 months to the day after my daughter was born still. I pray day and night to God, Mary, and all the Angels and Saints (specific Saints as well). But do they pray for my intention? If I ask them to intercede and ask God, do they? Because Im feeling really really abandoned right now. So do they or don’t they?


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Yes they do, do not worry God is currently listening to the saints and your prayers

I am so terribly sorry for your losses. I just wanted you to know that I will be praying for you. I will ask your little saints to send you comfort.

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Yes they are! Do not lose faith! I am so sorry about what you are going through, may God bless you. I prayed an Our Father and a Hail Mary for you.

I appreciate the input. Im at my lowest point ever right now. I have not had an easy life but have always taken what God has given me ( Being held at gunpoint as a teen, being abused by babysitter as a little girl, not feeling loved by my parents, being bullied throughout school, two miscarriages). I have never once asked God to take this cup…but this I just can’t …I can’t without help here. I have gone to confession, I have forgiven others, I haven’t missed mass…etc. I just don’t know what else to do.
I can’t accept that I’m “supposed to grow” in this silence. Isn’t it what God wants, for us to lean on him in our time of need? to rely on him and not man? I can’t lean on anyone else but him. I am alone and I need him. I pray day and night for help. Ive reached my darkest hour. I
Don’t ask for much or anything at all really, except for the health of my children.
But I pray and pray. And I ask at least twice a day via prayer for the intercession of all the angels and saints (and specifics) and yet nothing. I gotta think that if I were a saint and someone called upon me to help, the very least I would think I would do is send some sort of sign as comfort. Something to let the petitioner know they were not alone. Kwim? I know… His ways are not my ways… but still.

I feel like The existing directtv customer. Like I’m already a customer and so I don’t get any “deal or special offer”. I’m already a believer, I don’t need the prayer answered to be a believer and so it doesn’t matter if i get answered or acknowledged… it’s not like I can decide to leave the faith. Then I’ll never see my kids again.

Thank you for listening and allowing me to vent and taking the time to read and/or answer. I’m just … idk

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I have been dealing with this as well. Sometimes God chooses to abandon some of his children. I have fasted and dressed in rags yet god still sends me ills. I try and ask for forgiveness but he is punishing me for something. Unlike me You seem like a very good person and I am sure God will send goodwill your way.

Just a thought: maybe your prayer needs to be more humble, say ‘if it is your will Lord grant me what you want/when you want’. Remember God doesn’t owe you anything.

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Um yes. I have said over and over that He doesn’t owe me anything. I know he doesn’t OWE me anything. I never expect anything ever and I don’t ask for anything EVER except for the health of my children.
I know this is a the problem of pouring out my heart on and online forum and I hoping that I’m misunderstanding your advice that my prayers need to be more humble. There are no demands in my prayers. I pray with reverence and zero expectations. I ask foR help as a child asks a father for help. Isn’t that what we are supposed to do? Am I not correct in my line of thinking that we are Gods children and he loves us as a father? Am I wrong in asking for his love , comfort, and consideration in my darkest darkest time?

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I never said to stop praying. Have great faith and patience. Patience gains all things.

Good point. I need to remember that. Thank you and God bless you!

We are absolutely God’s children, he loves us like a Father. The Lord has a plan, and we just have to trust Him. Do not lose faith, I will pray for you. God bless you.

I am so sorry for your losses.
We are in the Communion of Saints. We pray here on earth, those in purgatory and heaven pray

I do believe that the saints intercede for us. It does seem at times that we’ve been abandoned, but Jesus is right there with you, and so is your guardian angel. God will answer your prayers in His time, maybe not time as we relate to, just know that He will answer and He is with you. Am very sorry for your loss, I know how it feels.

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