Prayer Intentions

We invite you to email us prayer intentions, for which the Sisters across Canada will pray.

Due to the sensitive nature that your intentions may have, we ask that you not include the surname, or any other indicator that may violate the privacy of the person/people for whom you would like us to pray. Whatever you wish to share of yourself is welcome, name, location, or email address if you wish, but your privacy will also be honoured; please indicate in your email. Our webSister also reserves the right to edit what she feels may be inappropriate for posting.

Updates will be posted, if given, and will be removed when deemed appropriate. If no update is offered by the requester, the intention will be removed on its anniversary at the latest. If you still don’t see your request posted, please check your own email. I may have a question for you, before I post.

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Sisters, please remember the following in your prayers:
(Readers, please join us. See our Collection of Common Prayers page, or the links below for suggestions.)

Please pray for my family’s many problems and that peace, forgiveness and love be in our family and home. - MA, Pennsylvania, USA, April 17, 2018.

I have severe depression, no job, no savings. Feeling suicidal. Please say a prayer for me. - Tim, April 12, 2018.

Please pray for Brent. He is special needs and was placed in an institution by dad and new step mom for med adjustments. He is 19 years old weighs 60lbs and has no arms. He is also non verbal. He was only supposed to be there for 30 days. He has been there since October. Now his health physically and emotionally is failing fast. He has never been away from me. He was a social butterfly. He graduated from school this past May. I am begging his dad to let me take care of him. His new step mom is against this. This child is not going to make it if he doesn’t get out. He is not getting the care he could have at home or with one-on-one. Please pray for his dad to change his mind. Thank you. - KA, April 6, 2018.

Blessed Virgin Mother, please pray for me and with me. Please intercede on my behalf before the Father so that my petition be heard and granted. I pray to successfully pass the 2017 Philippine Bar Examinations. I offer this humbling opportunity, battle and triumph to You, Lord. I have done my part. I have given my all. This time, it is Only You who could touch the hearts of the 2017 Bar Chair Justice Lucas Bersamin and all the 2017 Bar Examiners. I pray for their good health and good mood most especially while they are checking my 8 examination booklets. May they appreciate my answers and give full credit for my correct answers and give full leniency and consideration for my incorrect answers. All of these I ask through Jesus' Name. Amen. - LV, Philippines, March 27, 2018.

Please pray for my cousin David, who suffers severely from Burning Mouth Syndrome. I also request prayers for my intentions. Thank you. - Anonymous, Texas, March 7, 2018.

Dear Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate, Retrouvaille Hamilton is holding its spring Retrouvaille weekend November 3rd at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We are asking the Sisters to please keep the married couples that come to the weekend in your prayers and also during the six post sessions the couples attend on Saturdays from November 11 to December 13. Retrouvaille is the last hope for many of these struggling couples. We also ask you to keep the presenting teams, John and Barbara Desjardins, Scott and Erlinda Boisvert, Rod and Denise Barron and Father Paul Boucher in your prayers. This team of presenters have given many weekends to give the attending couples hope for their marriages. God’s help is only a prayer away! Peace + blessings, Larry and Joyce Webb, Community Coordinators - March 2, 2018.

I am facing anxiety, fear, insecurity, fear of disease very much and its much due to my sins. Please forgive my sins, the sins of my ancestors and give me peace. Please bless the pregnancy of my wife and bless us with a good God fearing child. Please fullfil our wish to migrate to Canada this year. My current job faces sudden insecurity and I should change to a better job. Please provide me job security and a better job which enables me to clear all debts before i migrate. My money is deceived by sales executives of an insurance company by offering invalid offers. Please help me to recover that money. Please bless my brother with good marriage who faces inferiority complex due to his inborn mark in face. Please give him good future. Please bless my mother with happiness, please make her wishes come true and gift my family a healthy happy long life. Thanks for all blessings. - AV, India, February 28, 2018.

Please pray, Sisters, for my daughter to get admission [for program of education - WS] for desire we have no money to teach her.2yrs gone education blocked .she wanted work & study for fees&food .in Canada or Dubai or Australia without money how she can reach & study pls ask Jesus to show her way to study I beg ur prayer urgently sisters - B.P., January 26, 2018.

Dear Sisters, please pray for our dear friend Ron, who diagnosed with lung cancer, that at this stage is inoperable. He will be undergoing radiation and chemo treatments, please pray for him and his family in this time of need, and for strength to help them through this trying time. God Bless you Sisters, - J.K., October 14, 2017.

Please pray for me, I have a very sensitive family issue that has turned very ugly. Please ask our Lord to protect me, guide me, and show me the path out of this situation. Amen. Thank you. - D.G., October 4, 2017.

Dear Rev. Sister, I am a Catholic mother of 2 sons from Sri Lanka. Since more than 8 years I am suffering with Diabetes, Highblood Pressure, Kidney Protineuria,Obesity, Gastritis and Fatty liver Disease. Every two times in Month i get Fever. I have checked blood and couldn’t identify the sickness i have. I am struggling Financially also. I have debt to clear. Since more than 16 years I am struggling financially lot. Please pray for me to get Healing. Please pray for a Financial Blessing. Please pray for our Family to get Blessed. Please pray for reduce poverty in our Family. Thank you. God bless you. - R.D.S., Sri Lanka, September 6, 2017.

I ask the Lord for physical healing for me and for my mother and also those that are needed to use the gift of re-established health only for the sake of the brethren and the glory of God. The Lord frees us from all attachment to the world and satan’s pitfalls. We have serious problems with the spinal column of hernias, high blood pressure, blood circulation problems, stomach and bowel problems, joints and sometimes we are discouraged for this, our body seems to be deteriorating. I beg you to pray the Lord for Antony, brain damage and for years on wheelchairs, his mom suffering from Alzheimer’s and her dad with severe health problems; I hope the Lord gives great grace to both my family and Antony, to never be admitted to nursing homes, they are really horrible and people in those places seem to have already died, their souls go out slowly, I felt an immense pain in seeing Antony abandoned as a useless being in those shelter. Help us all. Thank you. - A.P., August 28, 2017.

Prayer Request - For the conversion and spiritual/ mental healing of Jarad. May Our Lord prepare and open his heart to love again. May he see what an amazing person he is, may he be filled with blessings, may he trust again, love again, believe in life again, and be open to God's will in his life. He is an amazing, loving person but has been hurt too many times and he has given up and is unable to open himself to the idea of having someone in his life. May Our Lord bless me and Jarad if that is his will that we may become one someday. Thank you for your prayers and may God Bless you for your generosity. - GDS, July 31, 2017.

Dear Sisters, would it be possible to uphold me in your prayers? I am struggling with “honour thy father and mother” as my father is abusive, also struggling to start to forgive him for being abusive and it is beginning to dent my faith a little. Bless you, Sisters. Regards, - RH, July 6, 2017.

Prayer For the Second Coming of Jesus - I pray that Jesus Christ returns to Earth soon, to bring the eternal love and peace of the Kingdom of God to all who believe in Him, and for every knee to bow to Him, and for every tongue to confess that Jesus is Lord at His return. Amen. Dear Sisters, please pray for this prayer request above, and please share it with everyone, everywhere! Until it comes true, and Jesus returns to save His people - which hopefully, by then, will include all the people of the world! Thank You! God bless you! :) Sincerely, - Leo Sourisseau, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, - July 5, 2017. (Note: Leo also offers the following to our readers: Also, please visit the website of to see the prayer above in 15 other languages! And, please do as follows below, as I believe that doing so will help to make your prayers of the rosary even more powerful than they already are: Learn a new prayer to pray with the rosary! Visit the website of and / or download the Worldwide Rosary Prayer app, for free, at the iTunes store (for iphones) or at the Google Play store (for android phones). - WS)

Please pray for The Miracle of salvation. May God give EM all the graces that he needs for conversion and the joy of salvation. “Heavenly Father, have mercy upon E.M. Please save his soul.I pray for all the grace he needs for the conversion of his soul. Abba Father, draw E. to Jesus. Please help him to have the faith he needs to turn to Jesus and be saved in the name of Jesus Christ Amen!!!” Jesus, Mary I love you Save Souls. Thank You, AOB Jr. - July 3, 2017.

Dear Sisters, please pray to Jesus to cleanse me in His Precious Blood and anoint me with His Holy Spirit. Please pray to Jesus to grant me the gift of faith and for my faith to endure to the very end. X.C. - June 24, 2017.

Dearest Sisters, Please help me pray a Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the grace to grow taller to 6 feet and 2 inches and to become a successful international fashion model, for increased confidence in the love and mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and that of His Most Blessed Mother Mary Immaculate, and to make my parents and my brother Saints! Thank you so much! May God and the Immaculate Blessed Virgin Mary reward you a thousand-fold for your charity towards me for praying with me. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He show His face to you and have mercy on you. May He turn His countenance to you and give peace to you, my sisters in Christ, and to all other who come and remain in your company and to others both now and in the future! May He pour forth His graces on you abundantly and in Heaven may He place you among His Saints. Amen! - M.C., June 3, 2017. Note: Readers joining us in prayer, please find M.C.’s shared novena in the Collection of Shared Prayers page. - W.S.

Hi Sisters, I’m a 50 year old single Catholic widower of 3 young children. My wife passed away three years ago after a struggle with cancer. I also have depression and some anxiety however I’m able to work and provide for my children and I’m on medication and in therapy. I worry about my kids, especially if I get sick and leave them alone. I feel totally alone, tired, overwhelmed and afraid and most of all hopeless. I’m not the best Catholic, but I do try. Please pray for me and my children. B.P., Ontario, May 30, 2017.

Please pray for me. I have a meeting with my doctor on Friday to determine whether my cancer has spread and if I need chemotherapy. Please help me, and my family, handle whatever is to come. Let my faith remain strong through this all. P.H. - May 14, 2017.

Please pray for David, who has suffered a mild stroke. - W.S., Hamilton, ON, April 13, 2017.

Please pray for our son, Sandy, who has been diagnosed with empyema, basically it is pneumonia, pleurisy and infected sacks in the lung that are filled with puss. Much appreciated. M. and A.K., Burlington, ON - April 12, 2017.

Please pray for my daughter Grace, that she may be completely healed from epilepsy and delivered from fear and anxiety and live a happy and balanced life. THANK YOU!! - B.G., April 5, 2017.

Dear Readers and Sisters, please pray, pray, pray, for the protection of conscience rights of physicians in Ontario. Click here for a clear understanding of the issue. - WS, March 26, 2017.

Please intercede on my behalf and ask The Lord with all his power to break the addiction of video games that plagues my son Paul. Return him to socialization. Help him meet a girl and go to the prom. Help restore peace to our family. The bondage of this addiction has consumed us all. My son won't leave the house. Refuses to go on vacation with us. Out to dinner. Visit family. Help us! This addiction is destroying our family peace. Pray in April he will go to Mother -Son dinner with me. Praying for you all. Grateful for your help Thank you. - N.B., March 20, 2017.

Dear Sisters of Mary Immaculate, Retrouvaille Hamilton is holding its spring Retrouvaille weekend March 24th at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We are asking the Sisters of Mary Immaculate to please keep the married couples that come to the weekend in your prayers and also during the six post sessions the couples attend on Saturdays from April 1 to May 13. Retrouvaille is the last hope for many of these struggling couples. We also ask you to keep the presenting teams, John and Barbara Desjardins, Rodd and Denise Baron, Derrick and Amy Smith and Father Paul Boucher in your prayers. This team of presenters have given themselves to the attending couples the hope they need for their marriages. If you would like to send us an email with a prayer letter from the Sisters, we will post it on the weekend along with all the many prayer letters we receive from around the world: The couples are always touched with all the heart felt prayers that are posted on Sunday. (Note: Retrouvaille would welcome prayer support letters from any of our readers, also. The more prayer, the better! Just email your letter of support to the address in the text. - WS) God’s help is only a prayer away! Peace and blessings! - Larry and Joyce Webb, Community Coordinators, March 9, 2017

Please pray for me for God’s Mercy and Healing. Thank you and god bless - JR, March 9, 2017

Please pray for me without ceasing. My parents forsake me and just thinking about themselves so that my life and future is messed up. Their cousin cheated and stole their property. Then when my life was better I usually helped my older sister financially but now she wants to take over all the properties of our parents. She stole the money that can be used for the medical and treatment of our father who was terminally ill. Even she with my younger brother instead wanted our father who was terminally ill that his life be terminated, rather than given treatment. Until finally our father passed away, my older sister never cease slandering me. I was without a job when I had to take care of our father. I am very poor after our father passed away. I need prayer in order to obtain employment and recovery from illness. I also want to have a charge to complete my studies at the university without any problems. Although I've been a long time don’t attend study since does not have a charge. I need a lot of prayer and miracles. - TD, Indonesia, March 3, 2017.

Please pray for healing for Luke. May he know the love of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother in Heaven and grow daily in self worth. Thank you. - AC, February 23, 2017.

Prayer Request for L and R: May L and R continue to communicate and heal now that God has granted them a much prayed for and awaited Christmas miracle and flood the relationship with deep and long lasting pure love in 2017. Thank you so much. - AR, January 26, 2017.

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We also invite you to pray to the members of our Community Triumphant, our Blesseds and Servants of God, for whom causes for canonization have begun. Click on a link for an ecclesially approved prayer through their intercession.

Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska
Blessed Martyr Tarsykia Matskiv
Servant of God Anatolia Bodnar
Servant of God Ambrosia Sabatovycz
Servant of God Jeremiah Lomnytskyj
Servant of God Kyrylo Seletskyj

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Chaplet to Blessed Josaphata

On the decade portion of a regular rosary, the following chaplet to Blessed Josaphata may be recited:

At the medallion, to start: Blessed Josaphata, who throughout your life on earth brought help to the sick, the weak, the desperate and spiritually abandoned, hear us who pray to you.

On the small beads: Blessed Josaphata, pray for us.

On the large beads: Blessed Josaphata, who are crowned in heaven with the praise of the blessed, intercede for us before God for the grace that we so ardently plead, for the greater glory of God, honour to Mary and peace in all the world.

At the end: O blessed Josaphata, you who lived heroically your consecration as a Sister Servant of Mary Immaculate, teach us by your example to place our complete trust in God. Hear our prayer and intercede with the Most Holy Trinity to grant us the grace for which we so ardently plead, for the greater glory of God.

Blessed Josaphata, pray for us. Glory be...Amen.

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