The Lord knows what is in our hearts, he knows our needs, no matter how eloquent or clumsy our prayer, he will rejoice in our unity and bestow on us his blessings.
How Does the Prayer Chain Work?
Becoming a Pray-er. Our prayer chain is operated by email and telephone. To join the chain just send an email to email@example.com with your name and email address, or call Roseanna Radoff at 880-3987 and we will get you praying! No meetings are required, though we would love to have a get-to-know-each-other once or twice a year.
Prayer Request. If you have a prayer request you can call 880-3987 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your petition. Your request will be anonymous, unless otherwise stated, or you can write your petition exactly as you would like it sent out.
The Power of Intercession
Remember, we are all a community in the Body of Christ, and we are called to intercede on behalf of each other to keep the body holy. If one member of the body suffers, we all suffer; prayer requests are not just for healing an illness; they can be made for any reason. If you are struggling with job loss, marital problems, addiction, any setback, temptation, or weakness, let us intercede for you, we will all take refuge in the Lord. Remember Christ’s words,
“Again I tell you, if two of you join your voices on earth to pray for anything whatever, it shall be granted you by my Father in heaven.”
Have Patience! Recall the parable of the “importunate widow” in Luke 18, which teaches us to have the patience to pray without ceasing, until we wear God out!
Give Thanks and Praise! By the same token, send us your prayers in thanksgiving for his blessings so we may all rejoice and send praise together.
Jesus Hears our Prayers
If you feel called to join the prayer chain, but aren’t sure you know how to pray properly – don’t worry. As stated above, God loves us and wants to hear from us! Here are some suggestions:
- Pray from the heart. When we pray for one another we show God that we take his words seriously that we love one another.
Prayers can be random and brief. Just take a few minutes everyday, read each request and add “Lord hear my prayer” for each petition.
Pray conversationally .Just talk to God, as you would a friend, let him know what’s in your heart.
Use the Bible. Use the inspired words of the bible! In Mathew 6 is the perfect prayer, the Our Father. Call on all the angels and saints; it is their greatest glory in heaven is to help us out on earth.
- Get a prayer book. The Church has hundreds of wonderful books of prayers. The Catholic Book of Prayers is great for beginners; it has the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Novenas, and prayers to several saints, for specific intentions. As prayer works through you, some may feel called to learn more about the fullness of the Faith. You can gain a profound grasp of the realm of Christ through the treasure trove of books and spiritual insights the Church has accumulated over the past 2000 years. A great source is the EWTN Religious Catalogue. Go to www.ewtn.com .
The Eternal Word Television Network. Watch channel 18, the all Catholic, all day, television station! There are televised Rosaries, and Devine Mercy Chaplets you can pray along with. EWTN is another source for extensive spiritual insight.
Music. Many songs are just the words of prayers put to music. Use music as a way to pray while at, in the car, doing a workout or relax, and meditate on Christ.
- Candles. Light a candle in your home and lay the petitions in front of it; every time you walk by it will remind you to say a prayer for all the intentions. You could also use a special box or binder to keep the petitions in and pray over it during the day.
- Prayer Petitions. Besides the prayer request that we receive from each other, it is also very important that we pray daily for the following:
- Our Holy Church
- Vocations to the religious life
- Our Blessed Pope Benedict XVI
- and all who serve the church
- Our country
- Our military troops around the world
- Peace in the Holy Land and throughout the world
- An end to abortion
- Unity in Families
- Our children, that they are taught the faith, live it, and receive Gods blessings
- Through all their generations
- May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that through the power of the Holy Spirit you may have hope in abundance.
Please consider joining the Sacred Heart Prayer Chain
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