MarcoPolo, I am so sad to see your request.
You must be truly close to our Lord to share His suffering this way. Thank you for offering to pray for us, too. Remember the psalmist’s phrase, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” He went through the valley – there was an end to the fear, worry, and pain.
St. Padre Pio, inspire Marco with your words that, “Bear in mind that the more the enemy (devil) assaults you, the closer God is to your soul. Think about, and penetrate this great and comforting truth.” Impress your words on his heart, that he may draw comfort from them at any moment.
have a father in questionable health,
St. Anne and Joachim, watch over Marco’s father. Encourage your grandson, the Divine Physician, to guide the doctors in his treatment and care.
other needy family who I try hard to pray for and help,
St. Rita, you consecrated your family to God alone, and you understand the heartache which comes from family when you love them so much you suffer when they do. Secure Marco and his family to your patronage.
I’m heartbroken over a girl like I haven’t been in years and years.
St. Augustine of Hippo, you know intimately a broken heart of a relationship and found solace only through letting God’s spirit work through you. Guide Marco in doing the same.
job is suffering now,
St. Joseph, help Marco to them to turn work into a high instrument of sanctification as you did. Each moment spent on task is made through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Help him to make that his motivation.
Victim Souls, look down on Marco’s sufferings which are closely mirrored to yours while you were on earth. We ask you, saints, angels, and martyrs to intercede for him before the Throne of Mercy for relief, ability to cope, and . We join our prayers with yours to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, Amen.
O Lord, this is all my desire – to walk along the path of life that Thou hast appointed me, even as Jesus my Lord would walk along it, in steadfastness of faith, in meekness of spirit, in lowliness of heart, in gentleness of love. And because outward events have so much power in scattering my thoughts and disturbing the inward peace in which alone the voice of Thy spirit is heard, do Thou, gracious Lord, calm and settle my soul by that subduing power which alone can bring all thoughts and desires of the heart into captivity to Thyself. All I have is Thine; do Thou with all as seems best to Thy divine will; for I know not what is best. Let not the cares or duties of this life press on me too heavily; but lighten my burden, that I may follow Thy way in quietness, filled with thankfulness for Thy mercy, and rendering acceptable service unto Thee. - Maria Hare (1798-1870)