Prayer and Praise 23 August 2004--Memorial of St. Rose of Lima

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"If only mortals would learn how great it is to possess divine grace, how beautiful, how noble, how precious. How many riches it hides within itself, how many joys and delights!" from St. Rose of Lima

Praise and Thanksgiving

Davey's Mommy is now the mother of two sons--pray for her! And rejoice with her and her family in this new life. The young one is presently being watched for some signs of possible infection, so be certain to include them in your prayers. (All information courtesy of Peony at Two Sleepy Mommies)

Fiona has recovered nicely according to Katherine. Praise God for His infinite mercy and tender care.

Prayer Requests

SPECIAL URGENT REQUEST: For Jane P. that she weather her tests well and that they all come out negative.

Pour out prayers on the people of Florida who have lost their homes, their livelinhoods, and their lives in this storm.

For Johnny and Layla and family who recently lost a fourteen month-old child, that the family be mended and able to continue in the face of this terrible loss.

Please continue to pray for Dylan

For a deeper understanding of and commitment to the strengthening grace of the sacrament of marriage, especially for those who are presently undergoing trials.

Please storm heaven for my friends in Louisiana, they've had a long string of misfortune and could do with some good news.

For the people of the Sudan that they may know peace and security and that they might learn to live together.

For a dear friend who is undergoing a troubling period in her life, beset with a number of problems, physical, financial, emotional. May God hold her close to His heart.

For a St. Blog's parishioner in need of work to forestall financial catastrophe, that the Lord provide all that is needed in both material and spiritual blessings.

For those struggling against self to attain holiness, that the Good Lord will raise up new Saints for our times, visible beacons that draw all people toward Christ.

A special request from two gentleman battling particularly troublesome and besetting sins for grace and help as they continue forward.

For all those in the process of discerning vocations to the religious life, for guidance, prudence and good counsel

For our children, that they grow up in security, comfort, and the certain knowledge that they are loved and that they be released from any bonds of darkness, fear, anger, or sadness that bind and threaten them

For all those living under the curse of generational sins, that they may have protection and the inheritance of the past may be made void in their lives.

For all who are suffering from marital problems, most particularly those in our own families or communities, that the Lord may intervene and remind them that a marriage is of three persons.

For mothers and families that struggle with autism and autistic-related disabilities: particularly for M'Lynn, Melissa, Christine, and Betty.

For families that desire more children

For the conversion or return of spouses and loved ones to the Catholic Church, most particularly for Amanda's husband

For the men and women of the American Armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and for their families, may the Good Lord provide sustenance, support, compassion, and love that these separated families might continue to grow in strength and love.

Special Prayer Projects:

(1) For Katherine and Franklin, Gordon and Christine, Peter Kucera, and for all who are seeking employment and suffering through difficult times as they wait.

(2)Healthy Pregnancies and good and safe deliveries: For Suki, for a healthy pregancy and a safe delivery. For JCecil3 and Wife. For Pansy Moss. For Mrs. White and child. For Katherine and her friend Corren. Our Lady of La Leche, pray for us. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. St. Gerard Majella, pray for us. Blessed Gianna, pray for us.

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Fiona seems to be fine now. Please turn your prayers into those of thanksgiving.

Sunday's Mass will be offered for Johnny and Layla and their family. Many of us will go in order to support them.



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