Faithful parishioners provide prayer support when someone is critically ill or experiencing acute trauma. With the person’s or family’s permission, the Saint Mary Angels Prayer Angels are notified by email to pray for this person and their family.
God invites us into a relationship with Him that is both personal and communal. He speaks to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, the Word-made-flesh. Prayer is our response to God who is already speaking or, better yet, revealing Himself to us. Therefore, prayer is not merely an exchange of words, but it engages the whole person in a relationship with God the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit.
As members of St. Mary’s parish faith community, it is our responsibility to remember in spiritual ways those among us who are ill in mind, body, or spirit. Permission must be given by either the individual or a family member to add the prayer request to the Prayer Angels email. All prayers that parishioners entrust to us are confidential to the St. Mary Prayer Angels only and are not to be forwarded or posted on any form of email or social network.
Prayer For Our Sick
Prayer for the Sick
Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed.
Prayer For Others
Be mindful, O loving God, of all those who have asked us to pray for them. We place their needs and concerns into your hands trusting in your love and providence. May all who call upon you in need know that you always hear their prayers and that when we knock on your door you always answer. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Our Deceased
Lord, our friend is gone now from this earthly dwelling, and has left behind those who mourn his/her absence. Grant that we may hold his/her memory dear, never bitter for what we have lost nor in regret for the past, but always in hope of the eternal Kingdom where you will bring us together again.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Lord God, you are attentive to the voice of our pleading. Let us find in your Son comfort in our sadness, certainty in our doubt, and courage to live through this hour. Make our faith strong through Christ out Lord,