Dear <<First Name>>
We are Praying for You!
“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Phil 4:4-6
We all know how comforting it is when someone tells us, “I’m praying for you.” Or how prayer has obtained graces for us or those we are praying for.
Carrying the world in our prayer is an important aspect of our life and charism. Our daily prayer intentions are displayed in our chapels all around the world, and a special place is given to the many intentions that are entrusted to our prayer each day. These intentions – your intentions, are included in our daily rosary, adoration, Mass, and especially Thursday night adoration as well as in our personal intercession.
Ask us to pray your intentions, or simply write them in our prayer intentions book in the chapel. We will pray for them!
The most powerful prayer is, of course, the Mass. There’s no greater gift you could give someone than to request that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass be offered for their intentions.
“A single Mass offered for a person during their lifetime may be worth more than a thousand celebrated for the same intention after their death.” St Anselm
We are blessed to have three priests here, so make good use of them! Ask them to offer a Mass, or a novena of Masses (Mass offered for 9 consecutive days), in thanksgiving, or for an anniversary, or a special need.
Praying for the living and the dead is one of the seven spiritual works of mercy.
Let us pray for one another, then, bringing one another’s burdens before the Lord, who invites us to cast all our cares upon him, since he is taking care of us.