Prayer Requests

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On this page, readers are invited to send in their prayer requests. I will leave requests up for nine days. All readers are invited to pray for those who ask for it and any who want to offer a word of comfort are invited to do so, as well. May we work together to mutually build each other up and support each other in times of trial.

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  1. jlynnbyrd says:

    It has been a while since we’ve heard from our dear Snowy. I miss her witty and artsy comments!
    Please keep her and her beloved in your prayers. Thank you.

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  2. Patrick of SD says:

    I have some prayer requests. Would you please pray for the repose of the soul of my friend, Royce, who I just learned passed away a month ago. He was a lonely man, troubled with addictions, racked by physical and mental pain. He was a nurse aide that I worked very closely with at Ft Meade VAMC. He was 7 years away from retirement when medical problems overtook him. I wondered today how God sees him. I saw a man who gave some of the most tender, compassionate care to his patients of any nurse or aide I’ve worked with. He was upbeat even when he was down. And funny, too, with an infectious laugh. He performed some of the most demeaning tasks with utter humility. Perhaps he wasn’t driven by a love of Jesus, but I saw so much love in his heart at the bedside that it was…striking. God sees it too. Thank you for praying for Royce. I would love to see him again.

    Please pray for his adopted son whom he had also cared for. He is in his 20s, now living in his dad’s dilapidated mobile home. This young man faces many challenges which include unemployment, substance abuse and problems with the law, plus now the recent loss of his father. His mother is not active in his life. His name is Kade.

    Please pray for Father Jonathan Dillon whose last masses at the cathedral are this weekend. He is leaving his huge family (born and raised in Custer, SD) and a parish in Rapid City that he dearly loves. He is being reassigned and this will be his first solo parish. This new priest, deeply devoted to Our Lady, is not even 30 yet! But he’s in good hands.

    Last, please say a tiny prayer for my cat, Mimi. She’s lost a lot of weight and energy, and seems to be declining the way Baby did. God’s will, of course, but I’d like her to stick around a little longer.

    Thank you so much.
    I love you guys and gals of the NRS.
    Patrick

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for all your intentions, Patrick. Love you and all in our community as well. Onward we continue, in solidarity, through all that is.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Much love to you too Patrick. I have prayed for Royce, Kade, Father Dillion, and for Mimi to all be in the tender care of God’s love.
      Please say a pray for my new Pastor, Father Patrick Mulcahy, as he begins his first full week with our Parish and for my former Pastor, Father David Medow, as he begins to shepherd his new flock. Coincidentally, they switched Parishes within the Joliet Diocese. Father Pat was at Notre Dame Parish in Clarendon Hills for six years and is now heading a church 5 times the size! We are one of the largest Parishes in the Unites States with 8000+ families. 😉 May all be blessed with new hope and joy. ❤

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    • PrayerPartner says:

      Patrick, I join in prayer for all that you are thinking of with love and support. May Our Blessed Lord be with all of them in strength and support. And for you also, that Our Lord look over you with caring support. Blessings to you.

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    • audiemarie2014 says:

      Patrick, will pray for the repose of Royce’s soul and his son, Kade. Also, praying for Father Dillon and, of course, for Mimi too. Prayers for you also, Patrick. God bless you.

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    • Mick says:

      Patrick, I will pray for Royce, his son, Father Dillon, and Mimi. I’ll throw in a prayer for you.

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    • Janet says:

      Praying for these intentions, Patrick.

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  3. Debbie says:

    Praying for all your intentions, Patrick.

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  4. Angela Hughes says:

    First let us give the Lord thanks for the abundance of all things.Please pray that the Lord would deliver his people from evil men; That the Lord would preserve his people from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually. Pray against the spirit of anti Christ,false witness,terrorism hatred and violence. Please pray and intercede without ceasing that God’s will be done in the lives of the world’s leaders and for our leaders to seek God and listen to Him. Pray that they would be surrounded by godly counsel and, that our leadership would personally know God and the salvation found through faith in Jesus Christ alone. That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. God can turn the hearts of kings. Earnestly pray that the people of America and its leaders will humble themselves and seek the Lords face and turn from their wicked ways. Pray that the Lord would hear from heaven and forgive our countries sins and heal our land. God Bless America Pray that the Lord would grant peace in America, that we may lie down and no one will make us afraid. That the Lord would remove wild beasts from the land, and that the sword will not pass through our country and that President Trump along with our leaders be filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might to declare the sins of Gods people. Please pray for revival and that the Lord would pour out his spirit on his servants, throughout the world both men and women. Pray for the peace of Israel. Gods will be done on earth as it is in heaven.In Jesus Name, Amen.

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  5. Patrick of SD says:

    Please pray for my friend, Bob, who is at the end of a lengthy battle with cancer. After exceeding all physicians’ expectations, he finally has just a few days left to live. He is leaving behind a young daughter. Thank you.
    -Patrick

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  6. jlynnbyrd says:

    POPE’S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JULY 2017

    Lapsed Christians:
    That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.

    http://www.apostleshipofprayer.org/monthly-newsletter/

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying, Jen. Thanks for this.

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    • Kelli Owen says:

      Please pray for me and my son who is home now. He has a very dark energy that he brought into my home and he is disrespectful. He is watching and listening to very evil things on TV and on his iPhone. It’s wiping my energy completely away to where I cannot function or do anything productive with him around and I find myself getting very angry with him when I know it’s an attack from Satan. I will attempt to bring him to church tomorrow but thus far he has not wanted to go. I have to have good boundaries because I cannot let him take me down with him. Please pray for him and his soul as I do not want him to die on the streets but I also can’t allow my life to be ruined by trying to help him.

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  7. Tanya Wersinger says:

    Dear tnrs family, can I beg you to pray for baby Mayla who wasn’t supposed to live after her birth. She was born with some defects and a hole in her heart. That happened last Thursday and since then she has been eating and doing the things that were not expected. The doctors are baffled and will be doing some tests tomorrow. I have confidence that God has a plan for her and her family. She was baptised and I know that sacrament is healing for the body as well as the soul. Please please pray for her. Love to you all for your goodness, thanks, Tanya

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  8. Tanya Wersinger says:

    I will be going to Mass, not mad, just a typo!

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  9. dbwilder2017 says:

    Prayers please for a dear friend who is struggling with alcohol, mental health and depression. Keeping you all in my prayers. Heartfelt thanks in advance.

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for your dear friend, dbwilder. Sending St. Maximilian Kolbe to intercede for this person.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      dbwilder2017, I have prayed for your intentions. ❤

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    • audiemarie2014 says:

      dbwilder2017, praying for your friend. God bless you and your friend.

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    • Mick says:

      Praying for your friend, Dbwilder.

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      • Mick says:

        Beckita and SteveBC, my avatar has changed. Any ideas why?

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        • SteveBC says:

          Yeah, this is the default avatar generated by WordPress when a commenter doesn’t have a Gravatar. I can think of two things to do:

          First, make certain that you are logged into WordPress. If you have gotten logged out somehow, WP would not know to connect you to your existing avatar.

          Second (and more likely), something has gotten mis-set. This change of avatar seems universal across the site. The site is programmed to generate a random avatar for people who don’t have a Gravatar. Most people set up a permanent avatar at WordPress’s sister site, Gravatar.com here:
          https://en.gravatar.com
          If you haven’t yet set up an account and either chosen one of their Gravatars or uploaded a picture you want to make into your gravatar, then I recommend you do so.

          Other than that, I suggest you ask your son for help. 🙂

          SteveBC

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  10. theresa323 says:

    Please pray for my friend’s son John,, He taught in college and suddenly his speech became garbled and he started to walk with a shuffle. The students complained, they could not understand him, The college had to let him go. At 58 years old he is devastated…. An only child to my friend, she is really taking it hard and is asking why would God do this…. It is truly shaking her Faith.. Prayers please for this mother and son.

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  11. Mona says:

    Is it possible to beg for a prayer for a person I have hade contact to via my work who is dead. He died friday/saturday. We do not acctually know why he died. Naturally or by suicide. He had many suicide thaughts recently, but he often had that. He was a parapletiker after a souicideattemt years ago, and his physical condition was increacingly worsening. He had reacently his left leg removed. He was severly mentally ill. He could also be dangerous, so when we and the people helping him whith bath, dressing and be ready for daytime and bedtimem, it was always a guard from a guardfirm there. They protected the caring people who came there twice a day, and my colleges who wisitet him twice a week. He had no family or friends. Only professionals who tryed to help him. My coworkers means that now he has peace and that is good for him. I am afraid that the peace he has is not what people think. I am asking for prayers for him and his soul. His name is Mads Mikkelsen.

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    • SteveBC says:

      A Prayer of Miraculous Trust going up for your Mads Mikkelson, Mona. I hope you are well these days and that your good wishes for Mr. Mikkelson bear much good fruit for him and for you.

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    • Mick says:

      Mona, I will say a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for Mads Mikkelsen right now. And because God is not bound by time, I believe that He will apply all of our prayers to Mads as if we had said them before he died.

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for the repose of the soul of Mads Mikkelsen, Mona. How kind of you to bring him to our prayers. How’s your heart health these days?

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  12. Mona says:

    Thank you for your prayer for Mads. He realy needs them.
    And thank you for your prayers for me and my heart. I got a pacemaker and it all went very well. I am back to work and will soon travel to my native country Norway for summerholiday.
    When I come back from holliday I have just 4 weeks work before I retire. It is quite frightening for me. I have been working all my adult life, and now it is soon over. Will you please pray for a happy retirement for me.

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  13. Frank says:

    I’d like to ask prayers for a Theology on Tap session that I’m helping to organize. It’s geared to a “millennial” audience (ages 18 – 40). This is a very tough group to attract in suburbia. Please pray that the Lord send young people to this event which will be held in early August. We’re particularly trying to reach those who have drifted away from the faith. Thanks!

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for this intention, Frank. May Our Lady of Tepeyac, Mother of Conversion, wrap you all in Her Mantle and intercede for every detail in your evangelization efforts.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Frank, how wonderful! I have prayed for you and for all who will be blessed to attend.
      Decades ago I had the honor of attending Theology on Tap which concluded with a BBQ in Cardinal Francis’ backyard on the lakefront in Chicago, led by Father John Cusick and Kate DeVries. Cardinal George welcomed us into his residence and spoke to us all as if we were attending a family gathering of faith. He spoke and acted with such profound care and had a way of making you feel as if you were the only one present when he spoke to you in a large crowd. I have asked for his intercession for your gathering. ❤

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    • Mick says:

      Praying, Frank.

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    • jennifer gamba says:

      Dear Blessed Mother, Please intercede and beg Jesus to bless Frank’s heart and lips as he evangelizes and ministers to those thirsty for the truth. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  14. Frank says:

    Thank you to everyone who is praying for this Theology on Tap event! Your intercession is greatly appreciated. I submitted a tough prayer request here over a year ago and it was answered. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless!

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  15. lin says:

    Dear friends, I’d like to request prayer for my son, age 20, whose best friend died last night from a heroin overdose. He has already been suffering badly from depression, has experienced suicidal thoughts in the past, and is on antidepressants…and now this! Pray that my husband and I have the wisdom to encourage and support him. Thank you all.

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying, lin, for wisdom, encouragement and support to flow from you and your husband to your son. Praying, too, for your son as he processes this death of his best friend, sending OUr Lady of Tepeyac to draw your dear son to Her Son.

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    • jennifer gamba says:

      Dear Saint Michael,
      Please intercede on the behalf of Lin’s son and protect him from all evil attacks of despair and depression. In Jesus’ name I beg you to gather your army of angels and protect him from any and all bad thoughts that plague him. Lift his eyes only to you and shower a storm of graces into his heart. Prais your Holy Face. Amen

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    • SteveBC says:

      Lin, I have prayed a PMT for all of you. May good come of this for all involved, though it be so painful today.

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    • Kelli Owen says:

      I’m so sorry for your son’s loss. I’ll be praying for him.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Lin, I have prayed for you, your husband and son. I have also prayed for the repose of the soul of his dear friend and for the comfort of all who love him. I pray too that the trafficking of illegal drugs and the overprescribing of addicting and harmful prescription drugs, that have an epidemic strangle hold on our younger generation, are halted. Only with prayer and action guided by the hand of God will that be possible. ❤

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    • Frank says:

      lin,

      Praying that the Lord will fill your son with His peace and healing. I pray for the repose of the soul of his friend.

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    • Mick says:

      Lin, I will pray for you, your husband, and your son; and I will pray for the repose of the soul of your son’s friend.

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  16. lin says:

    Thank you for the prayers. We had to take him to ER this morning after a self-harm incident(cutting) requiring stitches. 😦

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    • Beckita says:

      Divine Office for your son this evening, Lin, and for you and your husband.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      lin, I am praying for your dear son. Perhaps he could find a way to donate some time in service to others. When you give happiness to others, you experience the joy in return. Just a thought. When I counseled young adult students with similar life issues, they usually felt alone and useless and service gave them a way to feel needed and appreciated. God bless you and your family. ❤

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  17. Please pray for me today, friends…just got an unexpectedly positive pregnancy test. Pray that I grow in acceptance of and surrender to God’s plan for me/us, for courage and strength, and for health for this sixth little flower in our family’s garden. Thank you SO much!

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  18. jlynnbyrd says:

    Please keep Tom and his wife Susan, from our Chicagoland Storm Group, in your prayers. Susan was experiencing severe pain and was mishandled by the system for 4-5 weeks before she got the necessary testing to diagnose her condition which led to surgery today. It has been both taxing and exhausting for them. Thank you all in advance or your prayers as they weather this medical storm. ❤

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  19. Debbie says:

    Praying for your son lin. Sorry to hear of the loss of his friend. Will keep him in my prayers too.

    Debbie

    Is anyone experiencing difficulties accessing the main page. I keep getting an error message.

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  20. Um…I’m afraid that I am in desperate need of your prayers. I’m under a heavy assault, though nothing externally is really happening. The mental fog afflicting me is so pronounced that I feel barely able to function. I’m literally incapable of remembering the simplest things as if it’s a bout of dementia. Thoughts are simply evaporating. And the depression and negativity is oppressive and difficult to control. I’m not giving up and still pray despite being dry as a bone, but I’m taking a beating. This may pass quickly, but now I need some additional help through this. I feel better already having asked you for this help. Thank you all. -Pat

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    • SteveBC says:

      You have it, Patrick, and I also recommend some good sleep. Lack of sleep can make you feel this way, too. When I was depressed, I would wake up in the morning. If I could not decide which pair of socks to wear, I knew I needed more sleep and would just go back to bed. Choose your socks wisely. 🙂

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      • There are sometimes benefits, though, Steve. I woke up this morning, walked into the kitchen and was literally stunned to see the dishes done and the counter clear. I froze and said, “I have no recollection of doing the dishes.” Shrugging my shoulders, I fixed some eggs. One less thing to do today. 🙂

        Thank you for your prayers, brother.

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        • Kelli Owen says:

          Hahaha that means sleep deprivation to the point of auto-pilot. I think my cats wish I would forget that I already fed them. 🙂

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        • SteveBC says:

          Great! The angels gave you a leg up. 🙂

          I suggest every night you explicitly ask your guardian angel and Mary to keep you in your body at night until you recover. Stop wandering around your spiritual neighborhood, stay home, and get some healing and quiet nights of rest. It sounds like you’ve fallen in with a bad spiritual crowd, and you know what good mothers tell their kids about hanging out with the wrong crowd. 😀

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    • Kelli Owen says:

      Pat, I agree with Steve’s comments. I’ve been under an incredible amount of stress and lacking sleep for the past few years and this week I couldn’t remember the simplest words when talking to my coworkers (mental health clinicians). Luckily, they understand and we are all under incredible amount of stress at work as well (work in a prison doing crisis mgt) and I work extremely long hours (sometimes 16 hrs a day). And everyone already knows about my other stress (son who’s an addict and was missing). I’m only 52 and usually have lots of energy and think fast with good vocabulary so this is very frustrating. Oh yea, and depression and hormonal changes can affect memory as well. I’ll keep you in my prayers!!

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      • Thank you, Kelli. You can really identify with me (and vice versa). It’s frustrating when the brain doesn’t work. My difficulties are from sadness and sleep deprivation, and these two are intertwined where one exacerbates the other. The kicker is when I DO sleep, my dreams – which are beyond my control – are chaotic and torturous, far busier and more complicated than my waking life. When I awaken, I feel emotionally exhausted like I didn’t sleep a wink. I beg my guardian angel to protect my mind when I sleep, but this doesn’t always help. Anyway, fascinating subject. Thank you for your prayers!

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        • Kelli Owen says:

          I’m dreaming much more lately as well and I’m hearing that from others too. I keep trying to figure out the messages. Luckily they aren’t all bad. I believe it must mean something and we are closing in on Christ’s return.

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          • Such reports of dreams were heard of prior to 9/11/01. I had two weeks of nightmares and daytime visions when I closed my eyes, prior to the attacks – of two distinct plane crashes, repeated over and over, without any variation in what I saw. I was certain a plane would crash. One was a plane hitting the ground (I imagined it was in Nevada on a sunny day and my wife was aboard coming back from Sacramento, thus I was freaking out) and the other scene was viewed from the interior of a building by a tall window (I imagined it was Tucson airport). I saw a plane, then it went out of view, then the building shook, then a fireball rolled out into my view again — this happened over and over. Weird, huh?

            Steve, ever hear about the Princeton Engineering Anamolies Researcher (PEAR), the random number generators and changes leading up to and during major world events like 9/11? Statistically significant yet inexplicable findings, apparently.

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    • Beckita says:

      You’ve got ’em, Patrick… prayers, that is. Thanks for entrusting your need to us. So sorry to hear it’s tough going right now. May Our Lady of Mental Peace lift you from the fog.

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      • A new title I was unaware of! Thank you, B, and thanks for frontloading a laugh. I needed that!

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      • Kelli Owen says:

        Please pray for me and my son Zach. Miraculously I recently found him camping among the homeless and strung out on drugs and got him home and in outpatient clinic but he’s like a teenager emotionally and his mental problems interfere with being able to follow simple house rules. I lost a big portion of my paycheck and literally could no longer provide for him. He refused to talk about ways he could contribute. I found myself desperate and yelling a lot. I have no one to help me. His old roommate offered to give me a break and she came to get him. She said she’s like a big sister to him. She took my guest room quilt from his childhood without asking me and when I complained she told me I should have been a better mom and to never call her again. It’s been a week and half and I have not heard from my son or know if he’s okay. I feel that woman took advantage of my vulnerable state to take my son away before I had a chance to get him back into church and our relationship healed. Please pray for both of us. Thank you!

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    • Mick says:

      Patrick, I just finished saying a Chaplet for you. Hang in there, brother.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Patrick, I will keep you in my prayers for strength and endurance. This too shall pass. ❤

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    • audiemarie2014 says:

      Prayers for you today, Patrick. Hugs too. God bless you.

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  21. lin says:

    Hello,
    I am writing to request more prayer for my son. Yesterday I got a call from the hospital to confirm insurance information. Unfortunately, he would not give the staff permission to share anything about the reason for his visit. He did call a relative out of state to say that he had made a 911 call and was brought to the hospital, but that he wanted to leave and was being detained against his will. It was probably another “self-harm” episode of some sort.
    I have been unable to reach him and suspect that he has been transferred to the nearest psychiatric hospital that had room for him. I have been calling these places to look for him but each place tells me that they “can neither confirm nor deny” his presence at their facility.
    So, he’s in a hospital somewhere and there’s no way we can find him unless he calls us or allows them to call. They are probably totally wrecking the medication protocol established by my son’s psychiatrist and totally setting him back. 😦
    Thanks for your prayers for this exasperated and baffled mother!

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    • Beckita says:

      So sorry to hear this news, lin. Praying for this situation to be resolved in God’s Will. One way that could assist you in being strengthened is to give a listen to Fr. Spitzer’s ideas on ways to reach for God’s consolation in the midst of so many things you cannot control. Here’s one of Father’s programs about this topic and there are plenty others to be found at his Magis Center and on You Tube.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      lin, I will keep your son and family in my prayers. ❤
      I have both worked for a healthcare law firm and arranged for and have utilized a Medical/Hospital Power of Attorney. The forms are relatively standard and may be edited for your personal intent, such as to specify a length of time that the signed, witnessed/notarized and dated form is considered valid.
      I was spared a lot of run around from medical staffers when my just turned adult daughter, at the time, was hospitalized. There are several sample Healthcare POA templates available online that you might consider using and keeping on file once you are united with your son. Just a suggestion. ❤

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      • Kelli Owen says:

        Hi Lynn, I just read your comment after saying something similar but you sound like you have more knowledge of this and firsthand experience. I’ve been thinking about placing my son under power of attorney as well and may pick you brain about how to go about it at some point. These are our children. I don’t care what anyone says. We carried them for 9 months, took care of them all their lives, invested in them and know cares more about their welfare than their parents. My coworker works part time at a psychiatric hospital and she said the best time to start conservatorship is when they are placed on a 5150. ♥

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          Kelli, your co-worker offered some valuable advice to that I am not familiar with. A conservator, based on a quick study, would allow guardianship of a high-risk patient outside of a medical setting, in their daily lives. A Power of Attorney allows the one granted the POA to open lines of communication to the medical staff and third parties in the interest of medical records and medical care that is otherwise protected under HIPPA.

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          • Kelli Owen says:

            Ah okay, that makes sense. Thank you Jlynn! I’m going to let go and let God at this point! If I let Jesus do His thing it will strengthen my faith and He will do much better for my son than I could ever do.

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    • Mick says:

      Praying, Lin.

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    • Kelli Owen says:

      Lin, you can request and apply for conservatorship. If your son is paranoid and suicidal or gravely disabled he will qualify…especially if he’s had more than one 5150. You need to call the psych. hospital and let them know that you are making attempts at having him conserved and then go to see a conservatorship attorney or download the paperwork on your own. Supposedly the paperwork is all online. The best time to conserve someone is to do it while they are in the hospital. The hospital can often grant an extension on the 72 hour hold and they will hold him an additional 2 weeks if you can somehow show them that you are in the process of having him placed under your legal care. Let them know that he is in danger of hurting himself and they will ask for background…any type of evidence or witness you can gather. Conservatorship lasts one year and then you have to reapply if the dependent adult continues to need to be cared for and it will give you the right to make all legal decisions for him during that time. if you write an email and send it to all the hospitals in the area and address it to the Chief of Psychiatry and explain that you are looking for your son who is gravely disabled, depressed, suicidal, maybe paranoid and often goes missing and in danger of hurting himself. I don’t know your story but It’s worth a try!!!

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  22. lin says:

    Thank you, everyone! Kelli, thanks for what you have shared. My son will not agree to POA. I will look into conservatorship. But I wonder if it will hurt my relationship with him if we pursue this?? Much to think about…
    Kelli, I just noticed your request aobut your son, Zach..I’m so sorry and will be praying for you both.

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    • Kelli Owen says:

      I hear you Lin! My son has mental problems but he’s not at the level of needing conservatorship at the moment so I know it would hurt our relationship as well. I guess the only thing we can do is pray that the good Lord heal things between us and open a door for their return to us. Thank you for the prayers dear!

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  23. jlynnbyrd says:

    August 2017
    August 01, 2017
    Pope’s Prayer Intention
    Artists: That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discoverthe beauty of creation.
    “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19: 1). As creation reveals God’s beauty, so humans, made in God’s image and likeness, create works that give glory to God. The great Russian novelist Dostoevsky wrote that “beauty will save the world.” How? At the end of the Second Vatican Council the bishops told artists: “This world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair. It is beauty, like truth, which brings joy to the human heart and is that precious fruit which resists the wear and tear of time, which unites generations and makes them share things in admiration.” Beauty lifts the heart and brings people together. Pope Francis spoke of “the important and necessary task of artists: to create works of art that bear through the language of beauty a sign, a spark of hope and trust where people seem to give in to indifference and ugliness.” He went on to say: “Architects and painters, sculptors and musicians, filmmakers and writers, photographers and poets, artists of every discipline, are called to make beauty shine, especially where darkness and greyness dominate everyday life; they are custodians of beauty, heralds and witnesses of hope for humanity, as my predecessors have repeated many times. I invite them, therefore, to care for beauty, and beauty will heal the many wounds that mark the heart and soul of the men and women of our times.” However, artists can be tempted to create what is fashionable or shocking in order to make money or a name for themselves. They can create works that degrade humanity and foster conflict. We pray that artists use their gifts to heal and to give glory to God.
    Reflection and Discussion
    What are some of the most beautiful works of art I’ve seen? How did they give me joy and hope?How do they bring people together?
    Scripture
    Exodus 35: 10-35 “The Lord has chosen Bezalel and has filled him with a divine spirit of skill
    and understanding and knowledge in every craft.”

    https://www.popesprayerusa.net/reflectionsmonthly

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  24. PrayerPartner says:

    Joining in prayer for Patrick, Kelli, Lin and Lin’s son. May your guardian angels, as well as St. Michael, quiet your minds and protect you while you sleep. Know that we are with all of you in prayerful support. Strength in numbers.

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  25. Cindy Baca says:

    Thank you everyone, for all the prayers in the past, please pray for my Grandson Brian, and his wife Christine, they are both 23 yrs old, living here with me, he is not looking for a job, staying up all night and its my fault. She works. He was never like this before my husband, passed away, a year ago,, he knew he had to work. He says he is depressed. He’s a good kid, but, just holes up in his room when he does wake up. I am a patient person, but, not like this, then we get into a row, get out and get a job. I know I’m not the only one in this boat, there are others same as me in this boat, I tell ya, I fill like I’m rowing alone. I’m at the point, where I want to sell this house, just to get away from them, let them sink or swim or go homeless. Thank guys, you all in my prayers
    Cindy

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    • Beckita says:

      Praying for you, your grandson and your whole family, CIndy.

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    • Kelli Owen says:

      Hi Cindy, I just went through this with my son. He was missing and i found him living on the streets and got him into treatment so he was clean and sober for a month or two and then i told him that he needs to contribute something. I was literally out of money. I gave him options to get signed up for school or apply for jobs (I found him a job across the street for him). He refused to do either and I kicked him out. His friend came up to get him. I kind of feel bad because he’s mentally ill and an addict and probably has an anxiety disorder so I recently offered him to come home and told him I would help him sign up for online courses. He told me he’s never coming home because I became too angry. The fact of the matter is that they are adults and we can’t let them drown us as much as we want to help. Otherwise we become enablers. Getting a job is probably just the thing they need to pull them out of their depression. I know it’s not an easy decision to make! ♥

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    • Mick says:

      Praying, Cindy.

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    • Janet says:

      Praying for you all Cindy.

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  26. jlynnbyrd says:

    Cindy, I have prayed for you, Brian and Christine. Thank you for your prayers too. ❤

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  27. Ceci says:

    Please pray for my family. We are in dire need of a miracle. We need my husband to get more work with his landscaping company immediately. It’s truly urgent and I’m not handling the situation well. Years of stress are starting to take there till and I’m falling apart. We have three little boys as well.
    Thank you for your prayers

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  28. BlessedIam says:

    Beckita,
    I took this picture while watching TV today.
    Wow! Look who is next to the governor of Guam.
    May our Lady protect all.

    God Bless

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  29. Ceci says:

    Thank you for your prayers ! I’ve been going through such a dark time. I ask for continued prayers for are situAtion. I feel so alone and helpless.

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  30. Chris says:

    I am reading your prayer requests here and and feel like your needs are are so so selfless and I feel for you, which is strange because sometimes I I can’t feel at all anymore. I am asking for prayer now for me. I am loosing hope and I know God has done so much for me for the past 7 years, I am.very disappointed in myself, i don’t want to give up but I am not making the right choices and it’s my fault. I wanted to be a sign of hope for others but I am being tempted, I feel like Job. Please pray for me.

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    • Beckita says:

      Prayers rising for you, Chris. May St. Maximilian Kolbe, whose feast day is tomorrow, intercede for you in your choosing.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Chris, I am praying for you. Disappointment imho is a trap to keep us from moving on. Break the chains and forgive yourself, knowing that Our Lord waits with open arms and mercy for you and each one of us. ❤

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    • SteveBC says:

      Chris, I am not a doctor, but on the off-chance, are you on any anti-depressive drugs? Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors can cause some people to lose the ability to feel emotions and/or engage in high-risk behaviors in order to feel something. There are other psychiatric drugs that can also affect certain people negatively. If you are on any such drug, I urge you to go to your doctor, say what is happening to you, and have him or her take you off it. Try something else, or get off the drug entirely. They don’t help much anyway if you use them for more than a few weeks, but it can be tough to get off them.

      If you are not on any such drugs, I apologize for mentioning this possibility. However, whenever someone says they can’t feel emotions any more, this is the first thing I think about for them. Being in such a state because of one of these drugs can be dangerous, and the way you are describing your situation has me concerned.

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      • Chris says:

        Thank you for your concern Steve. I am not on any medication although I have thought about going back on anti depressant drugs lately, but no, I will not go back on that wild ride again.I haven’t been on them for 5 years or so. My parish priest and spiritual advisor at the time encouraged and supported me to stop taking them. I believe like you said Steve, they only help a little while and the side effects outweigh the benefits. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed yesterday with family feuds, disappointment in myself and with them. I guess I get too self absorbed and forget that I am not in charge and that God loves me no matter what.Thank you Jlynnbyrd for reminding me that disappointment is a trap by the evil one to keep me from moving on. I felt reluctant to go to mass this morning and remembered Beckita asking for the aid of St.Maximilian Kolbe with today being his feast day so I went and received some wonderful healing. Thank you all for your prayers. This community means a lot to me. Keeping you all in my prayers .

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        • SteveBC says:

          Chris, I’m glad to hear this and am much relieved. In 1978-79 I became severely depressed. After trying the standard route for a couple years, I went off on the alternative path. Many years of healing later, I am doing very well indeed. It was clear God wanted me to go that alternative route. Now, of course, there are many great alternative MDs and alternative healers helping people. Just this year I’ve seen the publication of several books to help heal the body with ketogenic and low-lectin diets. Just today I read about the work being done by William Walsh Ph.D. on solving psychiatric issues the way they should be addressed and not via drugs. So perhaps God is nudging you off the standard medical path and onto a path of true healing. 🙂

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          • Beckita says:

            Great witness, Steve. The brain-gut connection is strongly and aptly promoted in these days. Another fine resource is the work of Dr. Caroline Leaf, who has a You Tube presence and who promotes healing through thinking. That may sound too simplistic but how we think has tremendous power in healing and maintaining mental health.

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          • SteveBC says:

            Beckita, I haven’t heard of Christine Leaf, but thought and feeling can promote or destroy physical health, indeed. I will keep my eyes peeled for some of her work. Thanks! 🙂

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        • jlynnbyrd says:

          Chris, that was a great next right step. ❤

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        • Beckita says:

          Joining in prayer for you and all your needs at this time, Chris.

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    • audiemarie2014 says:

      Praying for you, Chris. I feel the same way at times. Fight it with prayer. Glad you are reaching out to others! God bless you, encourage you and strengthen you.

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    • Mick says:

      Chris, I will keep you in my prayers.

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    • Janet says:

      I’m praying for you Chris.

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  31. Janet says:

    My lapsed Catholic daughter is in Fatima right now. She has taken her friend there who is grief stricken after losing her son. Please pray for this grieving mother and please pray my daughter has her heart touched..

    I might not comment often but I pray every day for every one’s intentions here.

    Janet

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  32. Please pray for Sutishe Fireheart, 59, who has hours remaining after a battle with brain cancer. Her husband requested your prayers. She is receiving excellent hospice care. Thank you.

    Patrick
    Prayer Ministry for the Dying

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  33. jlynnbyrd says:

    Janet, thank you for your prayers. I will keep your intentions in mine. God bless. ❤

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  34. Sarah says:

    Please say a prayer for me if you read this. I was evicted from my apartment and have less than a month to find another place to live with my daughter. I am distraught and terrified. Thank you.

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