"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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Pray for Magda
Please pray for Magda, my boyfriend's mother who suffered a very bad car accident. She has very bad spinal damage and her surgery this morning failed - the doctors say she may never walk again. God is the only One that can help her. Please keep Magda in your prayers.
Submitted by Samantha on 1/19/2015
For My Mom Who Passed A Year Ago
It has been a year since my mom has passed away and I miss her very much. Through all of the hard times that I had since I've been in college she was always in my corner. And I miss her so much deeply.
Submitted by T on 1/1/2015
Asking that my friendship with Craig turns into a deeper committed relationship. Father, keep me in Craig' heart, in his mind and always in his thoughts. Father God nudge him to ask me out on a real date. Amen.
Submitted by Edie on 12/16/2015
In Memory of My Dad, a Loyola Graduate
Two years ago today my dad, William, passed away. He was a Loyola graduate who valued his Jesuit education and instilled a great sense in me. He inspired me to pursue my own education at Marquette (closer to our home) and I'm so thankful for that because he and my education have made me who I am today. I miss my dad everyday and pray that his heart, mind and spirit are at peace in heaven.
Submitted by Cathy on 11/27/2014
Our family is currently dealing with a crisis. I ask for God's mercy and strength in our time of need.
Submitted by BH on 11/23/2014
Please pray that I may get a suitable life partner. Pray that I may get recover quickly from gum illness. Pray for my dad and mom; for good health and joy. Pray for Israel and all the people of Israel that they may have peace and joy and also for the protection of Jerusalem.
Submitted by Anonymous on 11/19/2014
Healing from Cancer
Dear heavenly Father, you are doctor, nurse and healer of illnesses. Please watch over my sister Becky during her chemo and testing. Amen.
Submitted by Stephanie on 11/16/2014
Healing - Cancer
Dear brothers and sisters, would you please help me pray for my mother María de la Luz? Only God can take cáncer away from her. We believe in the power of prayer. God Bless You All. You are already in my prayers.
Submitted by Gris on 11/13/2014
Please pray for my health to get better so that I have no more pains in my body or my back bone and no more feelings of pins and needles all over me. I pray that I will stop feeling dizzy and faint. Please pray for positivity and goodness and angles to come into my life and protect me and my baby son, Erick, from spiritual darkness that continues to bother us. Please pray for my son, Erick, to be healed and protected from all kinds of infections and diseases. Amen
Submitted by Gladys on 11/8/2014
Please keep Nina Poeta in your hearts and prayers. After a courageous battle with brain cancer, Nina passed away yesterday, November 1st, 2014 on All Saints' Day. She is now finally at peace and rest with God. I pray that Nina’s family, friends, loved ones, and the entire community of Seymour, CT find strength and comfort during this difficult time. #PoetaStrong
Submitted by KA on 8/23/2014
Pray for concentration, grasping power, and analytic ability as I study for my exams starting November 20th. Pray that I pass with good marks.
Submitted by Anonymous on 10/29/2014
Healing from Cancer
Please pray for me. I've been exposed to a certain amount of harmful radiation for a long time (around 3 months straight), and I am aching all over my body, my whole body feels like it's burning. I do not know what to do. I am frightened, but I trust in God. Thank you and God bless.
Submitted by Paul on 10/10/2014
Blessing of My Relationship
Please pray for God's healing and blessing of Jason's relationship with me.
Submitted by Amber on 10/8/2014
Discernment and the Raising of Our Burdens
Lord, please lift my burdens that I carry today and everyday. Bless me with the ability to discern and discover your will for me. Let me be an instrument of your peace.
Submitted by CNB on 10/5/2014
Please pray for my family, all those who are in need of love, all those who I have judged, and for the ability to find balance in all facets of my life.
Submitted by Natasha on 9/30/2014
Success in Job
Please pray that I am successful in my new job, that I learn every thing, that I have clarity and wisdom and that I am confident in my job. I pray that I am successful.
Submitted by DW on 9/29/2014
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