"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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Prayers for My Childhood Friend and Her Family
Prayers for my beautiful childhood friend, Lynn, who passed this morning from ALS at at a young 59 years. Please pray for her family to have the strength to celebrate her life she so generously shared with all her knew her. She was lifted on angels wings to God's hands.
Submitted by Becky on 2/19/2014
We miss you every day.
Submitted by Anonymous on 1/28/2014
Pray for Christine!
Please pray for my friend Christine who is going through breast surgery this morning!
Submitted by Anonymous on 1/23/2014
The Lost Souls
I want to pray for the homeless who have no warn bed to sleep in tonight during this chilly season. Who don't have the option of turning on the heater and eating a warm fulfilling meal. I pray that they see tomorrow's sunrise and don't give up on life. And keep God on their mind and positivity in their consciences.
Submitted by Tamera on 1/20/2014
Family of Maureen Gillen '85
Please pray that Maureen's family find joy in Baltimore and Loyola. Maureen passed away in July 1989 of cancer after bravely laughing in it's face for 2 and a half months. She served as an officer in The 82nd Airborne and was loved immediately by all who met her. She was my angel and best friend during my last challenging years at Annapolis. Her Faith is still changing the lives of those she touched.
Submitted by Kevin on 1/17/2014
Prayer for Recovery
Please pray for the full recovery of Sharon Friedlander, a dear friend, loving wife and doting mother of a son and daughter-in-law and a daughter and son-in-law, and grandmother of one grandchild and another on the way. Sharon is battling for her life in a struggle against a rare infection of the heart and is in line for a heart transplan
Submitted by Ronnie on 1/16/2014
For those traveling during the winter season and especially for all students studying abroad. Safe travels to all and may they make wonderful memories
Submitted by JB on 1/5/2014
For Team Catherine down in St. Jude's, may she soon recover from her battle with a rare form of brain cancer.
For a friend, David. For his full recovery from sickness.
Please pray for me, I am having surgery the week before Christmas. Please help me make it through.
Submitted by Anonymous on 12/2/2013
For my husband's (James) protection, healing and conversion. May he find his true calling, fulfillment and happiness.
Submitted by Anonymous on 11/27/2013
Prayer for the Lord's redemption healing and deliverance from mental illness/depressive psychosis/postnatal depression.
Prayer for good mental health.
Submitted by Rebecca on 11/19/2013