Prayer Requests

Praying Hands with Rosary Beads and Dove --- Image by © JJamArt/Corbis

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.

8,560 Responses to Prayer Requests

  1. Mack says:

    Please pray for a guy named Joe who is Catholic but waffling in his faith. He is being attracted by evangelicals, but still wants to be Catholic. Please pray he stays solidly Catholic. Thank you!

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  2. jlynnbyrd says:

    Mack, I will keep Joe in my prayers. ❤

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  3. little one in PA says:

    Please keep my friend Kim in your prayers. Also her husband and two young sond. She found out on Monday that her husband had a affair with a relative.she is devastated. Thankfully the husband ended the affair, is sorry and wants to work on the marriage if she will still have him. She would like to leave but for her two sons. Thank you for your wonderful prayers! I believe this family can be daved eith God’s help! Thank tou!

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  4. jlynnbyrd says:

    Littleone, I am praying for all involved for reconciliation and forgiveness.

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  5. jlynnbyrd says:

    Kati, I am praying for the repose of his soul, and for all who love him.

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  6. Mick says:

    Kati, my condolences on the death of your brother-in-law. I will pray for the repose of his soul; and I will pray for your sister and all your extended family.

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  7. Mick says:

    Dear TNRS family, please pray for this family who just lost 6 of their 9 children in a house fire. The mother and remaining children were injured. The dad was at work when the fire happened:

    http://theresurgent.com/pray-and-give-6-children-of-congressional-staffer-killed-in-house-fire/

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  8. jlynnbyrd says:

    Be safe and enjoy! ❤

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  9. Cheryl says:

    I would like to ask for prayers for a few homeless people…. Steven ( is an ex-felon looking for a chance and really feeling angry and bitter. He is trying to get $ for his family), Louis( I have asked for prayers for him before ), Ray ( also homeless but trying to support his family), Philip ( I asked for prayers for him before). These men are cold and there is so much pain and suffering. I would also like to ask for prayer for another homeless couple, Joseph and Kassy, ~ they are both heroin addicts and she is 3 1/2 mos pregnant. I gave her # to the Mother of LIfe Center and I do not know what else to do. I do not give money. I give Miraculous Medals, Rosaries and food and clothes. They stand on the street while people fling a few bucks at them and others yell terrible things to them. They stand in the cold, in the slush with wet and freezing feet. We really are a cold and callous culture and it is so easy for bitterness to seep in and poison the soul.

    I would also like to ask for prayer for the 112 Rosaries that we mailed to Kenya and are somewhere out there in this big, wide world, and only God knows where they are right now. Please pray for a safe and speedy arrival. God bless all of you!!

    Thank you!

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  10. Chris says:

    Please pray for my son, my granddaughter’s mother and their friends, they reject the idea of God and are leaving today to travel through Florida to board a cruise ship until January 23. They intend to drink heavily throughout the coming days. I am worried for their safety and their souls.

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  11. jlynnbyrd says:

    Cheryl, I am praying for your intention and for your good works. ❤

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  12. jlynnbyrd says:

    Mick, I will pray for the souls of the lives lost and for the family in their suffering.

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    • Mick says:

      Thank you, Jen.

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      • YongDuk says:

        Amen and prayers for all here and their Intentions which I remember at the Altar…

        MP, I lost your comment:

        Where can I get that plug-in? I could do so much to improve Doug’s posts.

        I don’t want red. I want heavy black — like in redacted Top Secret documents. Oh, then I will draw pictures. Not so abstract as The Phoenix. More stick figures and figurines.

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  13. jlynnbyrd says:

    Chris, I am praying for your intentions. ❤

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  14. I need prayers for myself and family. Jesus, I love you.Amen.

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  15. jlynnbyrd says:

    I am praying for you and your family Carole. ❤

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  16. James Ignatius McAuley says:

    Father Robert Marino died last night. Please remember his soul in your prayers. Thank you.

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  17. Please pray for my son, who is studying abroad, and my daughters, all of them great kids, but influenced by today’s culture. Also, please pray for my husband and I to remain steadfast and loving.

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  18. Luke Michael says:

    Praying for Chris and Carole and their families. Jesus I trust in you.

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  19. jlynnbyrd says:

    Cynthia, I will keep your family in my prayers. ❤

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  20. jlynnbyrd says:

    James, I will keep Father Marino in my prayers. My condolences to you and all who love him. Thank you also for sharing bits of his beautiful witness as a beloved Son and Shepherd of God. ❤

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  21. Sarge says:

    My wife’s health has taken a bad turn. Please keep her in your prayers.

    I’m always keeping the intentions of the TNRS family in my prayers. Thank you.

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  22. Linda says:

    Im sorry to see that Sarge. I’ll be praying for both you and your wife!!!

    Well, I had the intestinal flu Weds – Sat and recovered, my hubby Mike got it Sunday and took this darn Norwalk virus to a whole new level…during Mass …we had to leave… and two days later, I finally got him to agree to go to ER as he couldn’t stop upchucking… he had lost 10 lbs in that 2 day period.

    By the time I got him there (which he fought me tooth and nail – and why do men do that) he was so severely dehydrated that he was almost in kidney failure!!! So we stayed there for hours and hours replenishing his body with precious fluids and he is home now resting.

    The Dr. thinks his kidney function will come back after a time here, but prayers would be appreciated.

    Just think, were we in a third world country, he would have died for sure. How blessed we are to be in America. I pray that after the rescue, all countries will again honor God, and that they will all have access to good critical care.

    Incidentally, Mike suffered “well” as Fr. John Riccardo tells us to do.. He was so sweet and kind in his passion and he offered up his “close to death” experience for all the souls in purgatory! 😉

    I am very grateful to God that I am enjoying Mike today, watching him eat chicken noodle soup, and smiling away. Thanks be to God.

    Love you all.. Stay well everyone, and if you get this bug… get to er asap!! xoxo

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  23. jlynnbyrd says:

    Sarge, I am praying for you and your dear wife. ❤

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  24. moreen67 says:

    Prayers please for the people in Italy experiencing many aftershocks. They (who “They” are I can’t confirm but it has happened before) took Dutchsinse’s live earthquake feed away after what he called struck in Italy. Starting to get back up and running again. The chat room in the earthquake has folks getting at least online in Italy saying people are scared. It’s also cold there.

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  25. kat3116 says:

    Praying my rosary tonight for your wife Sarge.

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  26. KMA says:

    Praying for her and for you, Sarge. May the peace of Christ envelop you both.

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  27. Littlelight says:

    Dear All, please pray for us. My name is Susan, my husband is Brian, we have 8 kiddos. We both turned 50 this past year. Our children our aged 21 to 5 years old. My husband is the sole provider, as we are blessed to homeschool. Things have always been challenging financially, though Our Dear Lord has always provided. In November we just refinanced a 30 year mortgage.

    Yesterday we got definitive test results that my husband has polycystic kidney disease. Both kidneys are badly affected. This is a terrible genetic condition, one of our kids already has a positive diagnosis and chances are very high all of our children are affected. No one knows how long until kidney function declines, etc. I am looking into the face of death for my entire beloved family. My heart is broken, my hope near broken. I cried an ocean of tears yesterday. Tears stream down my face with no provocation. I have to pull it together to just do the ordinary things we do and give my kids hope and walk around crying all the time.

    Though I have prayed a rosary novena a couple years ago (when we first found out about my daughter and did not know about my husband), asking for a great miracle of healthy kidneys for our kid and us all. At the time I went to St. Anne’s shrine, which has a first class relic. Long ago, when we only had one child, my husband & I went to this same shrine and begged St. Anne to be an intercessor for our family. That day we told her we would be open to life, and a large family, and asked her to beg Our Lady, and Our God to provide for all our physical, financial, spiritual, psychological and emotional needs. Anyway, when we first found out about our oldest, I went back there and begged St. Anne to join me in this rosary novena. I did receive signal graces that those prayers would be answered. And, amazingly, another signal grace the day before we got the terrible news for my beloved husband.

    Still, I’m finding it hard to believe. I am finding it hard to have any hope at all for this world. People tell me God will not answer this prayer, that it is too big. They tell me it won’t please Him to cure us all. Though it is not said, I know many think my “rosary novena” is a quaint superstition and I am dumb for clinging to it..

    Last night I opened Psalms and found solace in 41/42 and others. It helped me get some sleep. I am not giving up, and have started another rosary novena. My Dear Sister, (and godmother is joining me.) My husband and children will join me.

    There is so much sorrow and need in this valley of tears. While I’m a bit overwhelmed now and can’t coherently keep up with all the specifics here, please know I surrender my unbearable agony to Our awesome God for you all here, too.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I have asked the Lord to send St. Mother Teresa to guide, protect and comfort your family, Little.

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    • Frank says:

      Littlelight,

      I will remember you and your family tonight at Eucharistic Adoration tonight. God bless you.

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    • chris says:

      Praying for Susan , her family and all in need of healing today.

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    • moreen67 says:

      Littlelight – I just talked to Jesus who knows all that you and your family are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Maureen

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      • Littlelight says:

        This made me cry, (in a good way). Thank you so very much. We have a beautiful picture of Jesus Divine Mercy image (?oil) on canvas given to us by dear friends many years ago. Anyway, what you said reminded me of Him in this image. God bless you!

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        • moreen67 says:

          Littlelight – years ago (2004) I read a short biography on Saint Faustina (I was starting to research things all Christian as God surrounded me especially at work w/Christians but I was baptized Catholic – stopped going to Mass sometime after my Confirmation) and that lead me to the Divine Mercy Diary which in the midst of reading Jesus did a 360 degree in my soul and that’s when I had a conversion back to the Catholic faith. He has an awesome way of connecting us all together – all good things for you! Maureen

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    • SanSan says:

      Praying for your husband and for your family Littlelight

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      • Littlelight says:

        Thank you so very much Sandra! God bless you & yours! I read with great joy your testimony (?mid December) how God has moved powerfully in your life! Wonderful! He is good, All the time!

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    • Mick says:

      Little, I’m so sorry for the suffering and heartache that you and your family are going through. I have said a PMT for the healing of all the members of your family, through the intercession of St. Anne.

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      • Littlelight says:

        Thank you so much, Mick! That encouragement means more than you know! God bless you! You are such a sign of hope here (when I read your posts).

        One of the things I’m praying for is that no one will know my family carries this heavy burden. Life expectancy for my husband is only 60. My kids, especially the older ones, especially our teen sons, are somber, because this disease affects men worse than women, but of course no one knows—it is a crap shoot. Anyway, we’ve had some laughter and joy these last few days, which is a minor miracle itself. Praise you, Jesus, I will praise you always and forever!!!

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    • Jill Marie says:

      Prayer of Miraculous Trust for you, Susan and your entire family. Will bring this to Jesus tomorrow morning at Adoration. Continued prayers for all here.

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    • Beckita says:

      Littlelight, I join my prayers and heart with all here for you and each person in your family.

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      • Littlelight says:

        Thank you so very much Beckita. You are an inspiration and a sign of hope to me. When I think of how filled with joy you are and the sufferings you’ve endured, it gives me great hope. God bless you!

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    • janet says:

      Oh my! I am praying for all your family, Little.

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    • Cheryl says:

      I don’t know what God’s plan is for your family, but I do know that those who say your prayer is to big and unpleasing to God don’t know God. They remind me of Job’s ‘friends’. The self-righteous ones who kept insisting that Job was a terrible sinner or such afflictions would not have fallen upon him. And, amongst all the pain and grief and sorrow there were blessings in ashes. Every cross bears a blessing and every blessing bears a cross…. sometimes it takes a little work to sift through the ashes, but those blessings are there. We just need to learn to see with Heaven’s eyes. I believe that authentic genuine faith is forged in the midst of this valley of tears. We are exhorted in the Bible to persevere and Saint Pope John Paul the II begged us to never loose hope. So, do not loose hope because God is never far from the broken hearted. I would like to recommend St. Philomena to you. She has been called the wonder worker of our times by several different Popes. I am so sorry that you are hurting so badly. .. It may not seem it now, but God already holds the answer to your prayers in His hands. Whatever the future holds God will be there. God bless you!! I love yellow roses… they remind me of sunshine. 🙂

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      • Littlelight says:

        That is so beautiful, and gave me such hope and courage, thank you so very much, Cheryl, –you’ll never know how much! God bless you & yours!

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        • Cheryl says:

          I am also a mother of 8 beautiful children who are my heart. Have courage because the Blessed Mother bore much grief in her heart on this side of heaven, and, also, now in the next. She understands and She is keeping you ever close to her Immaculate Heart. Be at peace. God has this. 🙂

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        • Cheryl says:

          Little light,
          Today someone gave our family a pair of Rosary beads that have been touched to the heart of St. Padre Pio at San Giovanni Rotundo. They have been venerated there and touched to his crucifix. When they were given to me I felt like someone just handed me grace. I have just prayed a Rosary on these beads for you and for a homeless man named Michael… and I pray that St. Padre Pio will intercede on your behalf and bring comfort and many blessings. God bless you!

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    • SanSan says:

      Littlelight, do you need kidney donations? Give out information and maybe we (one of many) can offer a kidney that will match and give your husband and kiddies a new lease on life. God will provide. Mine are a little old, but very strong 😉

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      • SanSan says:

        p.s. I am a very practical soul, who prays but looks for solutions.

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      • Littlelight says:

        Haha, you made me smile!

        Well, that is certainly where this disease leads to, but not for a few more years, or maybe never, or maybe next year, or, or….. It will more likely lead to dialysis than transplant. I’ve heard tell as long as dialysis is an option, no can get transplants. Both roads are the Via Dolorosa.

        Truth be told, there is no way of knowing how severely affected any of us are. I am most likely not, as this is a genetic disease and my husband has it, and our oldest child has it. More children have a very high chance of having it but we can’t know unless there is very expensive CAT scans done or genetic testing done. Also, a small percentage who have this disease die from brain aneurysms. There is no way of knowing who is affected unless the brain is scanned. I don’t think the nephrologist would authorized that expensive test, and then if he did, how many of us get it? How do you decide who gets it?

        There is no cure, only management, and watching kidney function decline. So the uncertainty and agony of not knowing and waiting is very much a real horror of this disease.

        Another horror, I’m certain the secular ob/gyns would advocate no pregnancies or advocate abortions for any of my children should they marry. As this disease is handed down.

        I’ve mentioned before my husband & I came from childhoods/early adulthoods that were like Greek Tragedies. God, in His merciful goodness wrought so many, bountiful miracles in our lives. We choose consciously to be open to life and bet the farm on God’s providence. The irony of the implications of this diagnosis and our choosing life does not escape me. Especially that quote, something like: “I set before you life and death, blessing and curse, choose life, that you and your descendants may live!”

        Anyhow, I blather on. I am most humbly grateful for your prayers, and everyone’s prayers. Ironically, I have always been a pessimist and prone to melancholy. I struggle with it greatly. Lately, oh, probably the last 3/4 years of my life I turned a better leaf. The irony of “I” must be the strong one, projecting hope, (my husband and kiddos are closely watching) has not escaped me. God certainly does have a sense of humor and loves to pick the most wretched person for the job at hand so all glory can be His. +My God I will praise You always and forever! I love you fiercely, please increase my love for You!+

        Keep on keepin’ on, Everyone

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        • YongDuk says:

          Littlelight, I did not say anything, but I am praying.

          You don’t need me to rattle of statistics to you, but I wanted to. Everyone in the field does know that PCKD is autosomal dominant. That means that each child has a 50-50 chance of inheriting it. That is no 75-25, but 50-50.

          I am not a fan of geneticists. I got called up to the Dean’s Office due to my confronting a geneticist for spewing forth inaccurate information to a group of students when I was a student. (Somethings never change; even though, Francis nor anyone else calls me up as I don’t play the political game, but the “Let’s look at the concrete facts game” [who didn’t fact check for the National Catholic Register recently?])

          There are genetic anomalies that are tragic and there are genetic anomalies that are unfortunate, but have work-arounds.

          Be grounded. Be prudent. Be calm.

          50-50 is not throw the baby out with the bathwater especially in terms of PCKD.

          That is my professional opinion and it is not what the majority of geneticists, whose ethics I always as they are very much at heart pro-abortion, would ever tell you.

          +YD

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          • Littlelight says:

            Thank you very much! I had thought it was 50/50, but my son thought it was 90%. I thought he was incorrect. I sure will beg God to keep me grounded, that has always been difficult for me, I’m ashamed to say. The more need for prayer!

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          • Littlelight says:

            Whoops, I misheard my son. His reference was 75/25 which is only correct (if I’m not mistaken?)if both parents are affected.

            Politics sure is overrated, you chose well!

            Your story about the geneticists reminds me of a bad experience during a routine pregnancy ultrasound at a catholic hospital. Normal u/s results, but the specialist doc using scary genetic stats to insist I needed genetic testing asap. He/she (can’t remember anymore) was appalled I was an “elderly gran multip” and pregnant again. It was challenging to defend myself even though my husband was present & as a nurse they couldn’t easily roll me. It gave me a bigger heart for the misery single, poor, uneducated preg. women face, God have mercy!

            Thank you again. I got to go to confession and feel more peace. I am committed to choosing hope, and trusting God’s will, even if it’s not mine!

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          • YongDuk says:

            Aa x Aa
            AA Aa aa
            75-25

            aa x Aa
            Aa aa
            50-50

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          • Littlelight says:

            LOL, my eyes glazed over at those elegantly simple diagrams and baaad memories of my many undergraduate classes. I was Med Tech major before going to nursing school. I did very well in nursing school academically (more maturity, go figure, LOL) but struggled for C’s as an undergrad! 🙂

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    • the phoenix says:

      Praying for good health for you and all your family, Littlelight!

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      • Littlelight says:

        Thank you so much Phoenix! We can feel everyone’s prayers as we have real joy and laughter, Praise God!

        Today I had the tough job of telling our oldest daughter, who is also definitively diagnosed, about her Dad. God has blessed me with a child who seems determined to never let the hurt show, and to laugh and love and live life to the fullest. So unlike me, (praise God!!). I know she has great faith in God’s goodness, come what may. +My God I will praise You always and forever! Jesus, I trust in You!”

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    • Lilia Florentiae says:

      Praying for you, Littlelight.
      I hope God hears our prayers.
      Lilia

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    • Lilia Florentiae says:

      Littlelight, I found this piece of news. Maybe it is not meaningful, but I thought I would share it.
      http://www.kumc.edu/news-listing-page/xiaogang-li-publishes-finding-in-journal-of-clinical-investigation.html
      https://pkdcure.org/clinical-study/pilot-study-niacinamide-vitamin-b3-polycystic-kidney-disease-niac-pkd2/
      I have an autoimmune disease diagnosed in 2001; I am beginning an alternative protocol with a high dosage of vitamin D (Prof. Coimbra protocol). You know there are always new scientific discoveries. I hope you and your family can be healed either by God’s mercy or by some new therapy.
      Lilia

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      • Littlelight says:

        God Bless you & yours Lilia! We are humbly grateful!

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      • Littlelight says:

        We are going to ask Dr. Singh about enrollment tomorrow. (Scarey first meeting w/Nephrologist tomorrow.)

        My husband meets all the criteria of this study, is otherwise very healthy, runs (marathon–long ago, halfs), second degree black belt in Shotokan (karate). His blood pressure was slightly elevated he was so sad at having to be put on drugs. He is committed to losing some weight (he’s always struggled despite excellent habits) and very committed to strict diet changes. As a nurse and myself interested in more holistic approaches, this speaks to me.

        Thank you!

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      • Littlelight says:

        Lilia, I love Vit D and from what little I know, it potential is still undiscovered. I will keep your intentions in prayer. My Mom is Italian, her Mom came from Italy and her Dad’s parents came from Italy.

        My Grandma married my Granpa after only one date. The date was at a theatre where my Grandma’s Uncle came (or something). Grandma was sent to NYC to live/work. Story goes Grandma had to cook the pasta for the wedding dinner. The relatives rented a car for them but somehow? they didn’t know so they never got to use it. Luck have it, my maternal grandparents were deeply in love and had 10! children 🙂 🙂

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  28. jlynnbyrd says:

    Linda, I am praying for Mike’s full recovery. ❤

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  29. jlynnbyrd says:

    Mo, I am praying for Italy. ❤

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  30. Littlelight says:

    Thank you!

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  31. jlynnbyrd says:

    Susan, I am praying for you, Brian and your sweet kiddos. Nothing is impossible with God. ❤

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  32. RichB says:

    Charlie,

    Would appreciate your prayers for a fellow employee. Her name is Terry and she is battling pancreatic cancer.

    thank you.

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  33. kat3116 says:

    Praying for your family Littlelight through the intercession of St. Raphael.

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    • Littlelight says:

      Thank you Kat! Oh, we love St. Raphael!!! We have a great devotion to him, and all God’s angel-Saints! For many years now I offer up my communion to the great archangels and all our guardian angels. I beg them to bind each one of mine to Jesus and to fight for each one of us, until we are all with them, praising God, in the “land beyond thunder.” St. Michael is our oldest son’s middle name (second born, both my husband & I credit him for saving our marriage, so we’ve honored him by naming our first son after him) and our younger son choose St. Raphael as his confirmation saint.

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  34. jlynnbyrd says:

    Rich, I will keep Terry in my prayers and in my St. Peregrine Novena intention today.

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  35. kat3116 says:

    Littlelight, have you ever used the St. Raphael healing oil? It can be found at straphaeloil.com
    It is a ministry founded by the late Fr. Joe Whalen. I send in a donation and receive the oil and prayer cards to hand out to others. You and I have a mutual devotion to the archangels and our guardian angels.💕

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    • Littlelight says:

      Yesssss! God bless Fr. Whalen! +May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him!+

      When our kid was first diagnosed, the whole family, all of us, went to one of his healing services. We prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, went to confession and Fr. Whalen anointed all of us with the oil and prayed over us all. At that time there we told them what we were facing (but we did not know about my husband then). I think we did this twice. Once before we knew about this and once after our kid was diagnosed.

      May God be glorified through His Angels and Saints! They are powerful intercessors, praise Him!

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  36. Linda says:

    Charlie and all TNRS…prayers please for my Michael.. In hospital with partial bowell obstruction …needs ng tube to help him but has refused… Possible surgery tomorrow… Thank you😇

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  37. jlynnbyrd says:

    Linda, I will keep Michael in my prayers. ❤

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