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"First, we can pray in communion with the Church on earth and in heaven. Let us not underestimate the power of so many voices united in prayer!"           Pope Francis


This page is an invitation to anyone who wishes to put in their requests for prayer, and also (even better) an invitation to you  to pray for those who need our help.  It would be wonderful if we could ALL pray for these requests.  How powerful that would be!  


Email your prayer requests to   We will not publish your email (or your name) and we will not publish any names in your request.  Confidentiality is absolutely assured.  Many of these requests come from people outside our parish, diocese and country so are unlikely to be identified.

For those in need:  Novena to Saint Jude and the Sacred Heart of Jesus:


May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the world, now and forever.  Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us.  St. Jude, help for the hopeless, pray for us.

There are many anxious and stressed people in the world living in extremely difficult circumstances, some are sick, some live in situations which are intolerable.  Emails are sent to this page from all over the world in the hope that someone will pray for them when they can’t see any other way out of their situation.   Some want to be nameless and ask that we don’t reply as it leaves them open to abuse and worse, but desperately want to be heard.

We do hear you and we pray for you.  Hang on to knowing that God is Love and He walks with you through your difficulties and He will be using the trauma you are going through for Good in some way.  Remember too our Blessed mother Mary will be holding you in her heart through your trials.   God bless you all.

I'm sorry that we are evidently publishing this after the event, but pray for a good outcome....

Dear wonderful people, Please pray for me and all others undergoing such procedures to have a safe and successful colonoscopy tomorrow and for us and the doctors and nurses caring for us to be blessed guided and protected by Our Heavenly Father. In Jesus Name, Amen   God Bless You All.  C. in Devon 

Please pray for my friend, T. He is dying.  Please,  ask Jesus to let him live a little while more, at least to his birthday.  Please ask the Archangel Raphael to intercede on his behalf.  Thank you 

P.I.  would like to request a prayer for their sister C.  that all her illness in her body is removed and that she becomes healthy so she can come home to her family.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, please smile on EM. Please help him to see and experience your great love for him. Please help and inspire E’s heart. Please encourage faith and in all your promises. Sacred Heart of Jesus, God is good. Please help him to partake the goodness of God. Sacred Heat of Jesus, God is love. Please help E to know God’s love! Please give him the grace of conversion and salvation. Please walk with E now and always...Amen

God have mercy on NB's soul, who passed away recently, on June 13, 2020. God, Jesus and the holy spirit please forgive her, comfort her, protect her, and allow her to rest in peace...Give her the promise of redemption, as per the sacrifice of christ, and the promise of resurrection, eternal happiness in heaven , and the new kingdom on earth - heaven .. Amen

HL writes:   Please pray for my  sick mother.  She's having second brain surgery this Wednesday .

She had benign tumor and they will take the rest of it now.  Please pray that everything goes well that God gives her strength and bless her and that God bless doctor and all medical staff.  And that recovery goes well and that God keep her and her health safe in a future. 

Thank you from bottom of my heart.

God bless you all.

“Holy Mother, God is a God of Miracles.  Please pray for E's miracle.  Please pray that the mercy of God will work a work of salvation in his life. God is good.  Please pray that E will taste and see the goodness of God. Holy Mother, he is your child.  Please bless and protect him. Please encourage him.  Please inspire him to great faith, hope, and charity. Please pray that his life will be a living testimony for the glory of God. Holy Mother, please up hold him to all the Angels and Saints in the name of Jesus Christ...Amen!!!”

G writes:  Please keep prayers and also pray for all who need God to open their  eyes minds and hearts to 3 real big serious threats to US ALL are Global warming The atomic bomb & Covid19 plus that we should ALL stick together to see each other through it. Please keep praying and keep a prayer chain link going that Jesus turns  our haters in to good friends. Amen

AV writes: 

Dear heavenly Father, dear Lord Jesus, Help me to be a fine teacher, to keep peace in the classroom, peace between my students and myself, to be kind and gentle to each and every one of my students. Help me to be merciful to my students, to balance mercy and discipline in the right measure for each student, to give genuine praise as much as possible, to give constructive criticism in a manner that is palatable to my students. Help me to remain conscientious enough to keep my lessons always interesting, to recognize what motivates each of my students, to accept my students' limitations and not hold it against them. Help me not to judge my students too harshly, to be fair to all, to be a good role model, but most of all Lord help me to show your love to all of my students. In your Almighty name Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

Please pray for R H, who is nearing the end of his life - that he may find God and find comfort in His love.  Pray for his wife also.  RH has now died.  Please pray for his soul. 

Please pray for M J, and many aspects of her life and her friend S.  That God may move in their lives and they find the healing they need.

Thank you B M for your beautiful prayers for us.  They are much appreciated and we pray for you too

Please pray for my success in the OET exam attended on 11 th July this month that God give me B grade in all the modules. Thanking you in Christ.  CJR

Please pray for a little baby born in Poland in January who has a congenital malformation of the cranial suture and needs an operation.  His parents are struggling to pay for the costly examinations prior to the operation and for the expense of travelling to another city for the examinations.

William sends us this message:  Please could you pray for my mum who died on the 2nd of may 2020 from dementia  my heart is broken please pray for me to  get strength too.  thank you.

D J  would like your prayers, to be filled with the Holy Spirit

Please pray for Lorraine and the difficulties she is in and for healing.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, - a prayer for healing...


I would like to ask for prayers to find a job and pass a librarian competition this year. May the Lord help me to be as productive as possible and I also pray for a certain financial stability, for my stress and for better relations with my wife.

Please pray for R de S who is suffering greatly with her health and her personal and family circumstances.  She is a struggling Catholic mother who would greatly value prayers for her very desperate situation.

Please pray for M R and for their family who are suffering greatly in various ways with their health

Pls pray for my mummy in hospital 3 months that she breathes normally and her heart rate and oxygen and respiratory rate is normal.  Pray that her brain and central nervous system is healed by God's grace and she walks and sits on her own and she starts talking normally...pls pray my mummy gets her discharge and we treat her at home. And that God gives us and the doctors a way to treat my mother and show us a path to find finances.

Please pray for D and myself. I have been waiting for reconciliation and to forgive each other, peace for me and him, I have been struggling with pain. You always know what was happened because You see everything a most hidden corner, in suffering and disappointments. I come with a broken heart, his heart so hard, he doesn't respond to anything. Father, please soften and touch D's heart and the people around him for me. I can't touch his heart, i know that prayer is a powerful thing. Without Your graces, we cannot accomplish anything. only God can change people's hearts. please help me face things that are beyond my capabilities. because God, You have power to help me. and if You don't  want this reconciliation to happen, please give me strength to overcome the bitterness. Teach me how to remain grateful, although this is the most difficult. teach me to love you more than anything. I need a miracle,  thank you.

Please pray for me and my family that we may be delivered from all oppressions of the devil. Please pray that we may find freedom to live, joy and peace forever. Amen 

By email:   I'd like to request prayers for myself; that God would soften my eldest son's heart and my relationship with him would be restored.

Please help us. I have 2 sons who are battling drug addictions and need God's intervention. I also need God's help I need a double lung transplant and desperate for God to give me my health back. Please pray for us.

Please pray for me that our Lord Jesus Christ in His infinite mercy will bless me with the grace of getting a new job to the glory of His name, amen

I wrote physics chemistry and biology subjects in NIOS board exam of senior secondary courses.  Please pray for success of mine in this exam.  Thanks

Please pray for a son who is so despondent with his teaching job that he once so enjoyed.

Please intervene God. I'm hurt inside, i am so tired to cover everything by pretending and no matter how hard I pray nothing seems to be working, please pray for' D' and me. I have been waiting for reconciliation and peace for me and him, I have been struggling with pain for the past 3 years. i know that prayer is a powerful thing, please help me face things that are beyond my capabilities. because God, You have power to help me. if you do not want this reconciliation to happen, please give me strength to overcome the bitterness. Teach me how to remain grateful and teach me to love You more than anything. I really need a miracle, thank you

Please pray for my father. He had a stroke in November 2016 and he was hospitalised and he recovered but was partially paralysed. Praise God he can walk but he can use his right hand on a little but can't write or drive etc. Again last year he was hospitalised as he got seizures and he was on treatment and he recovered and was better.  My father got seizures again few days ago and the doctor said he has got a 2.7mm non cancerous tumour growth in the brain which is risky to be removed with surgery. My father is in his mid 60's.  

Tim writes: I have severe depression, no job, no savings. Feeling suicidal. Please say a prayer for me.  Tim: please know that our prayer group is praying for you.

Please pray for me urgently. My family, relatives and people in my country are in the middle of the war. Please pray that God will stop the fight. And also for God's will for me and for my family and for gift of Holy Ghost, forgiveness, healing, conversion, Divine Mercy, long life, our own Holy vocation, blessing, protection, salvation and for God's will to be entirely fulfilled in our lives.  And for the soul of my mother and all her family for all generations.  Please pray also,  for my father who is a very old man and all his children, and grand children that all will be  baptised, and that God's Grace will touch them, heal them and use them and save them in the Name of Jesus.

Please pray for the permanent healing and deliverance of my daughter Lauren and that she come home from the hospital for her birthday.

I pray for the emergency services who deal with difficult and stressful situations and respond to calls quickly.  In particular, the Ambulance service. I  pray that I may join this service so that I can make a difference to people and live the vocation in which I feel I'm called to lead. Pray that I may be able to help others and not be turned in on myself. Guide me and strengthen me. Pray for all those in the emergency services that they may use their talents and gifts to respond quickly to those in need. Please pray for me so that something may come up in my area of Norfolk Suffolk Cambridgeshire. I ask this prayer through the love and guidance of our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns forever. Amen

Please pray for my sister in law who is in UK. She has been having health problems such as thyroid and blood pressure  Please keep her in your prayers.

Blessed Saint Jude, thank you for listening to my prayers and for your help. May those in despair find you. I am grateful to you always.

For those in need, pray:  Novena to Saint Jude and the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved, and preserved throughout the world, now and forever.  Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us.  St. Jude, help for the hopeless, pray for us.

Please pray for reconciliation and reunion of my family and let God undo the knots in our family life. Give us the hope, love and faith in God and let my wife understand God's love and the indissolubility of the marriage sacrament in leading a family life in Christ.

More requests from overseas:  I suffer from a very severe heart disease. I have been stuck at home for 3 years, always hoping that the Virgin Mary may intercede for my healing. I have a pericardial effusion and also some respiratory complications involving my pleura and a lot of suffering within my marriage. I beg you to remember me in your prayers and may God be with you. Prayers are the most important gift, as well as the forgiving of my sins.

We are asked to pray for a family in Kiev who are living in poverty and have problems with their health.  The grandmother needs surgery and they are all living with a great deal of anxiety.

A couple from Australia ask for prayers for their relationship with each other and three boys. They have had a lot of stress recently with a search for a new job and court issues.  They have turned to us for prayers for support.

My father got seizures/ convulsions and was admitted in the hospital. I ask you to please pray for his total healing. He has had suicidal tendencies in the past. Please pray for him to transform his life and cling to God. Please pray for his inner healing.  Please pray for my mom also. She gets very stressed and worried easily. Please pray for her inner healing and the deliverance prayer for them both.  God bless you abundantly in every way.

Please pray for sisters in law who have had long lasting unkind argument going on for more than 2 years. One has apologized the other will not accept it & it has brought a lot of unhappiness in both families. Please pray that it will end.

Please pray for the joy of seeing S after a year in hospital who is home at long last!

Please pray for a new born baby girl with a serious heart condition.  She has just had a heart stent operation.

Update:  This little girl has gone through several very serious heart operations, even before she is 6 months old.  Her parents are very grateful for all your prayers and tell us she is well on the road to recovery.  One more operation in the next few weeks and she will be clear!  Please keep praying a little while longer for her and we will publish news of how she is doing. (18 months on and she is thriving.  Thank you for all your prayers!)

Please pray for J and S from India for a successful marriage.  Their wedding day is 12th May.   Pray for peace, unity, love, understanding among all of their relatives.  Please pray for S's parents in a very special way (for peace of mind, the grace to be forgiving, to forget the past and look towards the future, to seek God and cling to God first and seek God in every moment of their lives) Amen. 

Update:  Thank you all for your prayers. We had a wonderful wedding.  Thanks to your prayers God showered blessings through rain which was unexpected on the wedding day. Everything went smoothly.  Pray for me and J that we may be calm patient and faithful and that we may strive to live in the values of christ and build a family on the solid foundation of God. Thank you for keeping us in constant prayers. May God bless you all abundantly in every aspect of your life. 

Please pray for the grace of healing and reconciliation in my marriage. 

I would like to thank St Jude for answering my novena prayer in the most extraordinary way.  His intercession is very powerful.  "May I desire nothing except to be in God’s presence, and to learn from you to be an example of hope, love, and thanksgiving to everyone I meet. Amen."

Please pray for a very kind gentleman who is not at all well & does not want to cause a fuss.

Prayers please for a friend who has had a serious stroke.

Please pray for a friend whose husband has left her.  She has a three year old son and a baby of 10 weeks.

Autumn 2016: We are asking for prayers please for Sarah who has been very ill and in intensive care in hospital for many weeks.  Please pray for her and her family........

August 2017: After a year in hospital, Sarah is at home and making a wonderful recovery.  We go on praying for her continued improvement in health.

Please pray for my niece, Lucy, 35, who has MS and is deteriorating. She has a 7 year old daughter who is fine and Lucy is blessed with the support of her parents living nearby. Please pray for them all.

Please pray for my nephew, Steven,  39, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease. He is married with 2 young daughters.  Fortunately, his employer has been very understanding and is supporting him.

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