"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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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
For a Special Request
Please pray for Ms. Triska.
Submitted by Michelle on 4/7/2014
Pray for Will and Hans
Please keep Will and Hans, two boys who suffered serious brain injuries over the past weekend, in your hearts and prayers. Will passed away yesterday, Tuesday March 25th. He is at peace and rest with our Lord in His kingdom. I pray that Will's family, friends, and loved ones find strength and comfort during this difficult time. I pray that Hans has a speedy and full recovery.
Submitted by GC on 3/26/2014
For a very special request: Lord be with me. Lord, please fight the evil one for me. Mother Mary, intercede for me. Do this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Submitted by BR on 3/15/2014
Healing a Relationship and Restoring Love
Please pray that Catherine's relationship with me is restored and that her heart is once again filled with love for me. Please pray to Jesus that we are given the blessing of spending the rest of our lives together.
Submitted by MFS on 3/12/2014
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