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Pray for Others

“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.”    

Lord Hear Our Prayers

Below are the Prayer Request received through the parish office and the website. Please join your prayers to those of our community as we pray for these special intentions. For your convenience some prayers are printed below. You may not see your request below but know that everyone who contacts us is prayed for at Mass and by individuals each day.

Prayer line request are posted free of charge. To request someone be put on the prayer line please call Donna at 673-8307 or send request by email to dperque@stjohnchurch.org

Prayer Requests

8/19 Please pray for Doris & Dominick Celestin for healing.
8/20 Please pray for Ms. Babette for healing.
8/20 Please pray for Mary Jones for healing.
8/23 Please pray for Theresa Bourgeois. Pray for healing, her cancer has returned.
9/17 Please pray for Eric Prochaska. 10th grader at St. Michael’s football player is currently in need prayers as he battles a serious injury and recovery after playing in our JV game Monday night. We ask that any who are able and willing to please say a prayer for him and his family and wish him the best of luck in his recovery.

A stipend of $5.00 is charged for each Mass Intention.

To schedule a Mass Intention, please visit the “Forms for Downloads” page to complete the Mass Intentions request form.

Prayers in Time of Illness

For the Sick

Father, your only Son took upon himself the sufferings and weakness of the whole human race: through his passion and cross he taught us how good can be brought out of suffering. Look upon our brothers and sisters who are ill. In the midst of illness and pain, may they be united with Christ, who heals both body and soul; may they know the consolation promised to those who suffer and be fully restored to health. Through Christ our Lord.
The Pope’s Family Prayer Book

 
Raise Me Up, Lord

Raise me up, Lord do not abandon your servant. I want health that I may sing to you and help your people lead holy lives. I plead with you are my strength, do not desert me. I have grown weak amid the storm but I long to return to you.  St. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)

 
Lord Jesus, Healer

Lord, Jesus, healer of our souls and bodies, during your life on earth,
you went about doing good, healing every manner of sickness and disease, strengthening, curing, comforting and consoling. You want nothing more than to see us healthy and happy. You are the enemy of death and disease, and in and through you they are overcome and conquered. Lay your healing hands upon us now, so that we may live in your praise untiringly. 

Prayers Near Journey’s End

For the Aged

Eternal Father, unchanged down the changing years, be near to those who are aged. Even though their bodies weaken, grant that their spirit may be strong. May they bear witness and affliction with patience, and at the end, meet death with serenity. Through Christ our Lord.
The Pope’s Family Prayer Book

 

For the Dying

Lord, this night some will be gathered to the Father. Grant that they may go forth surrounded by their loved ones, without pain of body, with clarity of mind, and joyful expectancy of soul.
J. M. Ford From Lord Hear Our Prayer Ave Maria Press