"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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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
A Loved One's Passing
A dear friend and fellow greyhound has just lost her mother. I pray that God will watch over Mrs. A as well as the family that she has so suddenly left behind. Let the lord guide them in soothing their grief. Requiescat in pace.
Submitted by Natalie on 11/18/2013
Finances and Family Struggles
Please pray for my family during this difficult time.
Submitted by Anonymous on 11/6/2013
Please pray for me to get a better job.
Submitted by T.B. on 10/31/2013
Please pray for employment and peace of mind to sleep at night.
Submitted by Crystal on 10/26/2013
My Uncle's good health.
Submitted by Ramya on 10/12/2013
My 9 month old daughter is currently in the hospital in critical condition in the PICU. Please pray for her recovery.
Submitted by Liz on 9/23/2013
For the One I Love
I am requesting a prayer not for myself but for the one I love. He is been accused of something he did not do and I pray that God will watch over and protect him and will let them see the truth of his innocence. And that God will bring him home safe and sound this year. I have not allowed myself to believe in faith like this for many years but over the past week I have found myself turning to God and putting all my trust and faith that he will protect the one I love when I cannot be there in person. Amen.
Submitted by M.S. on 9/20/2013
For a Friend
Please pray for my friend who's husband just suffered a stroke. For his quick healing and strength for her and the family.
Submitted by Sara on 9/13/2013