"Prayer for others… is the very beat of a compassionate heart. To pray for a friend who is ill, for a student who is depressed, for a teacher who is in conflict; for people in prisons, in hospitals, on battlefields; for those who are victims of injustice, who are hungry, poor, without shelter; for those who risk their career, their health, and even their life in struggle for social justice; for leaders of church and state, to pray for all these people is not a futile effort to influence God’s will, but a hospitable gesture by which we invite our neighbors into the center of our hearts. When we come before God with the needs of the world, the healing love of the Holy Spirit that touches us, touches with the same power all those whom we bring before him." - Henri Nouwen
As a member of the Loyola community, you are invited to light a candle and request prayers for yourself or anyone in need. To do so, click the link below and type in your prayer. When your request is accepted it will be posted here. Please remember also to hold in prayer the needs and requests of other community members recorded on this site each day.
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Healing from Cancer
Dear heavenly Father, you are doctor, nurse and healer of illnesses. Please watch over my sister Becky during her chemo and testing. Amen.
Submitted by Stephanie on 11/16/2014
Healing - Cancer
Dear brothers and sisters, would you please help me pray for my mother María de la Luz? Only God can take cáncer away from her. We believe in the power of prayer. God Bless You All. You are already in my prayers.
Submitted by Gris on 11/13/2014
Please pray for my health to get better so that I have no more pains in my body or my back bone and no more feelings of pins and needles all over me. I pray that I will stop feeling dizzy and faint. Please pray for positivity and goodness and angles to come into my life and protect me and my baby son, Erick, from spiritual darkness that continues to bother us. Please pray for my son, Erick, to be healed and protected from all kinds of infections and diseases. Amen
Submitted by Gladys on 11/8/2014
Please keep Nina Poeta in your hearts and prayers. After a courageous battle with brain cancer, Nina passed away yesterday, November 1st, 2014 on All Saints' Day. She is now finally at peace and rest with God. I pray that Nina’s family, friends, loved ones, and the entire community of Seymour, CT find strength and comfort during this difficult time. #PoetaStrong
Submitted by KA on 8/23/2014
Pray for concentration, grasping power, and analytic ability as I study for my exams starting November 20th. Pray that I pass with good marks.
Submitted by Anonymous on 10/29/2014
Healing from Cancer
Please pray for me. I've been exposed to a certain amount of harmful radiation for a long time (around 3 months straight), and I am aching all over my body, my whole body feels like it's burning. I do not know what to do. I am frightened, but I trust in God. Thank you and God bless.
Submitted by Paul on 10/10/2014
Blessing of My Relationship
Please pray for God's healing and blessing of Jason's relationship with me.
Submitted by Amber on 10/8/2014
Discernment and the Raising of Our Burdens
Lord, please lift my burdens that I carry today and everyday. Bless me with the ability to discern and discover your will for me. Let me be an instrument of your peace.
Submitted by CNB on 10/5/2014
Please pray for my family, all those who are in need of love, all those who I have judged, and for the ability to find balance in all facets of my life.
Submitted by Natasha on 9/30/2014
Success in Job
Please pray that I am successful in my new job, that I learn every thing, that I have clarity and wisdom and that I am confident in my job. I pray that I am successful.
Submitted by DW on 9/29/2014
Dr. Joseph Procaccini
For the repose of his soul in honor of his son, Marc Procaccini, a respected colleague and friend. Proud members of the Loyola community.
Submitted by Fran on 8/23/2014
Please pray for employment and peace of mind at night.
Submitted by Crystal on 8/17/2014
Pete and I have separated. I am asking for prayers that somehow Father God opens the doors of communication between Pete and I. I miss him very much. Thank you.
Submitted by Edie on 8/10/2014
Pray for Eric
Abba Father, please bless Eric. Please help him. Have mercy upon his soul. May the light of Christ fill him with love, peace, joy, and salvation. I pray for God's best for Eric in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submitted by Alfred on 8/5/2014
Asking for prayer for Pete and I that the relationships continues to grow closer. Asking Father God to keep me in Pete's thoughts and on his mind. Father reveal to him that I am genuine. Asking Father God that Pete is able to attend my niece's wedding and is not obligated to go Vermont. Lift Pete's spirit for he is a good man.
Submitted by Edie on 6/18/2014
Pray for Eric
Please pray for Eric. Abba Father, please bless my friend Eric-save his soul. Have mercy upon him. Please show him your kindness and love. Heal his soul. Please let light the Love of Christ in his soul in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submitted by Alfred on 6/11/2014
Greetings in Christ's name. Please pray that I attend Mass on monday mornings. Thanks, and amen.
Submitted by Mr. Adigwe on 6/8/2014
Need Financial Stability and Job
Lord I believe in you, please take away all of these problems I'm having. In the name of Jesus, Lord I pray that you will help me to get a job on Disney Cruise Line or The Mediterranean Cruise Line. Lord, please let it be that I will get the job with the fact that I have worked on a cruise ship before. Lord my husband needs a better job or a promotion and a raise in pay so that we can help our kids to go to school, make the payment on his life insurance and our daughter's, finish building our house, fix the car or buy a new one. Lord, he needs the car to go to work . Sometimes only one kid gets to go to school as we don't have it. My husband car is broken down for a long while now and we don't have the money to get it fixed and he needs it for work, as sometimes he has a 5 a.m. shift. Lord I pray that you will bless our finances and give us financial stability and also help us to overcome all of these problems in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Submitted by Michelee on 5/27/2014
I request prayer that I learn how to conquer fear and become more confident. I request prayer that I will handle all financial matters wisely.
Submitted by Artie on 5/7/2014
Please Pray for Lena and Her Family
Please pray for Lena Robertson, who passed this morning at 84 from a long battle with illnesses, including cancer. Lord, we thank you that her long mortal suffering has come to an end. She is survived by a grieving husband and a saddened family, who loved her very deeply. May she be remembered as good kind-hearted woman who always put the needs of others before herself. We pray that she may be remembered into the kingdom of heaven. Amen.
Submitted by ITR on 4/22/2014