Prayer Requests #2


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Post your prayer requests in this thread, please. That way fellow forum participants will be able to find all of the various needs in one convenient location. Please remember the intentions of those who posted in the last Prayer Request sticky, which can be seen here. Thanks! :slight_smile:

“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
–St. Therese of Lisieux
(Quoted by the Catechism of the Catholic Church [2558].)


#2

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please pray for me. I don’t know if you can say that my faith is faltering. I just can’t handle the pain of being destroyed completely by someone I loved and trusted. The shame I feel right now makes me want to hide from the Lord. I offended him so greatly. I cannot forgive myself. I was trying to be strong but now I know that I am getting weaker. Before I make a horrible mistake, I want to stop myself. Yesterday I began to have thoughts about killing myself. Forgive me for writing this. Forgive me for thinking this. I just cannot stand it. Six years ago I had a hard time so I told the Lord I couldn’t stand it, so please introduce me to the man that will never leave me and I will marry. I still believe that the Lord answered my prayers. But maybe we messed it all up. I really can’t bear it anymore. My sins have corrupted my soul and all the prayers and self control I had until now cannot change my mind. I simply cannot forgive myself. It is much easier to understand others and to forgive others than to forgive myself. I cannot bear it any longer. I am just waiting for a miracle. I still pray and try so hard not to think about it. But it seeps in. I earnestly cry out to our Father, “Father, I need your help. I cannot bear this alone. Please help me. I know I have sinned. I do not wish to offend you. But I grow weaker and weaker everyday and will soon fall into temptation. Please help me. I rather die than offend you. But by dying I also offend you. Therefore I ask for your help. I need a miracle. Help me please.”

I pray many “Our Fathers” and over a hundred “Hail Marys” everyday. I pray 3 rosary prayers and I am in constant conversation with you. I barely eat. I sleep now, but have many dreams. I am losing my grip. I need a miracle. Please help me.


#3

[quote=Fr Ambrose]Pray for me, brothers and sisters. The cardiologist has informed me that I must stop church services, and other things, for the next four months.
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On this, the Old Calendar feast of Saint Ambrose of Milan, I ask that all of you join with those who regularly post in the Eastern Christianity Forum in remembering in prayer the health and well-being of our friend and fellow poster, Father Ambrose.

Holy Theotokos, Mother of the High Priest, spread your mantle of protection over our beloved brother, dear friend, and spiritual father, the Hieromonk Ambrose. Intercede with your Son, our Blessed Lord, that the Priest Ambrose be healed of his affliction, be restored to health, and be granted many years in the service of our God.


#4

Thank you to those who have been praying for my co-workers preemies. He lost one of the babies - Jack - last week to a brain hemorage (sp?). However, the other baby - Robert - is doing better and they are catiously hopeful that he will pull through.


#5

[quote=TrueLove]Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please pray for me. I don’t know if you can say that my faith is faltering. I just can’t handle the pain of being destroyed completely by someone I loved and trusted. The shame I feel right now makes me want to hide from the Lord. I offended him so greatly. I cannot forgive myself. I was trying to be strong but now I know that I am getting weaker. Before I make a horrible mistake, I want to stop myself. Yesterday I began to have thoughts about killing myself. Forgive me for writing this. Forgive me for thinking this. I just cannot stand it. Six years ago I had a hard time so I told the Lord I couldn’t stand it, so please introduce me to the man that will never leave me and I will marry. I still believe that the Lord answered my prayers. But maybe we messed it all up. I really can’t bear it anymore. My sins have corrupted my soul and all the prayers and self control I had until now cannot change my mind. I simply cannot forgive myself. It is much easier to understand others and to forgive others than to forgive myself. I cannot bear it any longer. I am just waiting for a miracle. I still pray and try so hard not to think about it. But it seeps in. I earnestly cry out to our Father, “Father, I need your help. I cannot bear this alone. Please help me. I know I have sinned. I do not wish to offend you. But I grow weaker and weaker everyday and will soon fall into temptation. Please help me. I rather die than offend you. But by dying I also offend you. Therefore I ask for your help. I need a miracle. Help me please.”

I pray many “Our Fathers” and over a hundred “Hail Marys” everyday. I pray 3 rosary prayers and I am in constant conversation with you. I barely eat. I sleep now, but have many dreams. I am losing my grip. I need a miracle. Please help me.
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TrueLove, you are not alone we are all praying for you. God is with you but God often works through we humans. Please go to a priest. Do you have a Catholic Social Services in your area? Seek them out ! When I was your age I was in the same place where you are, and I have been there several times since. I know what you are going through. God does not give us more challenges than we can meet but sometimes we have to get together a team. Please consider me a member orf your team as I will pray for you daily. I also ask that Mary ( who said yes to the Great Challenge) and St. Joseph (the most perfect of husbands) pray for you. Now ask your parish priest or Catholic Social Service Worker to join your team! Together We Can. That’s what the Communion of Saints is all about.


#6

For fellow CAF member Rachael and her husband.

[quote=Shepherd]Thank you all so much for your prayers and support for Ryan and I during this much awaited pregnancy.
Unfortunately today during a sonogram we were unable to detect a heartbeat. The baby has left us sometime between last Friday and today. We are certainly devestated but we know that God is good and will not forsake or abandon us. I had a D&C already this afternoon and have recovered well. Thanks again for your prayers.
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#7

I’m asking for prayers for my best friend who is dying of emphysema…pray especially for a “change of heart” along w/ a healing if that be God’s will…


#8

:gopray: s for all


#9

Thank Zooey, Barbara, Mylo, and everyone else. I went to a psychiatrist yesterday because things were getting too intense in my mind. On Monday I spoke to the nun at church. I keep hearing the same thing. But all agree that if I prayed hard 6 years ago, and I still believe in that prayer, that it is my choice to believe, but I need to heal myself. I need to find who I am. I need to let out the poison and pain and anger I stored inside. I need to let go of it all.

The psychiatrist gave me some medicine to take in the morning and at night. I’ve started taking it but I don’t know if it is working. I don’t even feel sleepy. I hope the anti-depressants work. At least I started eating since yesterday. Thank you for the prayers. Please don’t forget me. I wake up with a feeling of anxiety and I go to sleep crying. Always praying to the Lord for forgiveness of my weakness. I told him 6 years ago that I couldn’t handle this. And I am trying everything to handle it well this time. Doing things I never would do. But when I come home, I just want to end it all. Time heals wounds but I cannot forgive myself for a lot of things. the psychiatrist will help me with that. Please pray that I get better. It’s sooooo hard to bear. I feel like I lost my husband, not to death, but to the devil. My heart is so sorrowful.

I feel so much shame and everything reminds me of him. And when the memories take me back to a nice place in my mind, I am reminded of his cheating and the awful tone of voice of the girl threatening me. And then of his mother judging me and telling me, “It was not meant to be.” How does she know? I think it is something she made happen. But who am I to say anything. I must follow the Lord and do as He wishes. My heart is torn to shreads now, and I am not feeling so thankful. But after a while I will thank Him. Even if I still feel my loss. He is so merciful. How can I not thank Him for all he has done for me? I love you Lord. Please protect me. Make my heart stop bleeding. I don’t care for happiness, just do not let me fall into despair because I cannot praise you. If I am too happy I might forget you. Please just let me be at a point where I can truly thank you for everything and where I can do your work honestly without faking a smile like I must do everyday.

Bless you all for praying for me. I pray that nobody knows this kind of pain. So try to be wise like King Solomon. It will prevent all of you from disasters. And pray the rosary, it will give you much strength an maybe help some wretched soul like mine one day. I shall continue to pray for all of you. Your kindness does not go unseen. I feel great comfort from you. As I said before…all of you give me strength. Thank you all.


#10

TrueLove, I will pray so much for you today. I have been where you are and I will never forget the pain or the concern. It was prayer that saved me way back at that time in my life. You may not be happy with the answers that God gives you at this time. God may have someone even more special for you than the one that you thought was “the one”. Hard to believe, but He knows best. My older daughters are of dating age and I have lived through this with them too. They always tell me that I always say the same thing- like, he was not the right one- or God has someone in mind that is not yet ready to meet you. I believe this with my whole heart. Yet when the heartache comes it is intense. You are in mourning for this relationship. Bring it all to God and let him help you.

Oh yeah, I always tell my daughters that the breakup was his loss, because I know just how special my daughters are. I think you have so much to offer a relationship and you are a wonderful child of God. God wants you to be happy with the right person in the right circumstance, and it will happen in God’s time.

I am also praying for all of you that have posted. I just wanted to say more on this relationship topic today for it is timeless and eternal and at Christmas it seems harder to be alone than at many other times.

:blessyou:


#11

**From the thread **Depressed and Breaking Down in Tennessee…Please Pray For Me

[quote=Amanda22]I am a 22 year old female in Tennessee, and I have been suffering from severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self mutilation when I was younger, and very, very low self-esteem since I was 16. I will get better, then I will have a downfall and I don’t get back up. I don’t go to church, because I feel judged by everyone, I can’t do it. I believe in God, I pray and I ask for help, but it seems as though it never comes. I used to cut myself, but I stopped awhile back. I still get the urge to…I know that I have so many things to be thankful and lucky for, but it seems I just can’t be happy. I don’t feel accepted or loved by anyone. I think my husband hates me, because he won’t help me overcome this problem, he makes it worse by cussing me and not doing little things that I ask for him to do to help me. I have a lot of great qualities, but it seems they are always not enough. I don’t dress like other people, I dress my age, and I dress in what I like, which draws cristicism and nasty remarks, they don’t even know me, but they hate me because I wear belly shirts and “sexy” shirts. You see, I am not willing to change “me”, to make them happy, but it torments me everyday to feel so unliked. I get depressed and suicidal…I just want it to stop, and to go where they can’t hurt me…sometimes, eternal torment seems better than to feel like this…I really need your prayers, it seems mine go unheard. :frowning: :frowning:
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#12

Dearest Fitz,

         God bless you for your kind and wise words.  Your daughters must be very happy to have you as a parent.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Thank you for your prayers.  If we meet in Heaven, let's drink a toast to all those that were able to withstand the hardship of a breakup.  Everyday I will pray for you and those on this thread and around the world.  I love you.  I'm sorry it took me so long to notice all of you.  Bless you and may the Lord answer your prayers.  You have lifted me up.  I was crawling in the dark and you showed me the light and offered me a hand.  The Lord blesses those that help his children.  I truly hope He blesses you tenfold.  (((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))

#13

I have so much to do tomorrow. Please pray that I will be able to get up early(when the alarm clock rings), so that I will be able to finish everything. This may seem so unimportant, but I really do struggle with getting up in the mornings. Thanks.

Prayers continued for all.


#14

[quote=Mom of one]I have so much to do tomorrow. Please pray that I will be able to get up early(when the alarm clock rings), so that I will be able to finish everything. This may seem so unimportant, but I really do struggle with getting up in the mornings. Thanks.
Prayers continued for all.
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I’ll pray for you! I don’t even HEAR the very loud, fire bell type of alarm that my husband uses for his alarm clock. So I understand what you mean. :slight_smile:


#15

[quote=Princess_Abby]I’ll pray for you! I don’t even HEAR the very loud, fire bell type of alarm that my husband uses for his alarm clock. So I understand what you mean. :slight_smile:
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Thank you. And guess what? I’m up! :smiley: I cannot believe that I actually woke up. God is good!


#16

Prayers for all on the list.

Please pray for my Aunt Mary, (age 82) who fell and broke her hip last night, and my Aunt Kate, (age 83) who has Alzheimer’s. Also for my children, who miss their Dad so much since his death 11 days ago. My daughter had a rough day on her birthday yesterday, without her Daddy. Christmas will be hard on my children.


#17

Praying for everyone’s intentions on the Rosary thread for CAF members! :bowdown:

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#18

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope that all of you remember the true meaning of Christmas and do not get too worried about the fuss that happens around the holiday season. I would like to pray more often for you but lately I am too immensed in myself. I am constantly fighting a battle in my mind. I do hope all of you have a very merry Christmas. I would have liked to send all of you a personal letter. I’ve been through so much lately. All I can think of is how to get over my situation. I am sorry. But I hope all of you are well. I shall pray for you.


#19

Please pray for Brotherhrolf’s oldest son (24) who had a grand mal siezure yesterday…

[quote=brotherhrolf]Prayers are needed for my oldest son (24) who had a grand mal siezure yesterday. He’s still a college student but because of his age is off my health insurance. He is at the mercy of our charity hospital system. Please pray for him because the muscle contractions were evidently quite severe and he is in a lot of pain.
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#20

[quote=Annunciata]Please pray for Brotherhrolf’s oldest son (24) who had a grand mal siezure yesterday…
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Prayers being said for Brotherorlf’s son and for all other requests on this site.


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