Sunday, April 18, 2010

Need some prayers?

One of my friends sent me this email:
Hi Terry,
I am making a list of intentions to pray for during the upcoming birth of my son.  I invite and encourage you and your sweet readers to add any intentions they might have to my list. No need to be shy - like my friend said, there are plenty of contractions to go around and I firmly believe that we should ask God for what we need, no matter how insignificant it seems.
Anyone who wants can email me at or note it in your combox and I'll add their special intentions.
(Of course, they can also just say 'private' or 'personal' intention.)
Cathy (of Chicago)
How cool is that?  Thanks Cathy.
Let's pray for Cathy too!


  1. A girlfriend of mine offered up her NATURAL (no drugs and no episiotomy) delivery for the poor souls in purgatory...

    She made a valient effort to keep the screams and cursing to a minimum.. :)


  2. Prayers here!
    St. Gianna, pray for this intention! Amen.

  3. How wonderful! I'd like to ask her to remember my daughter Joy, 6, who still suffers from the effects of her difficult birth.

  4. Thank you so much Cathy. I will pray for you, your son and your family.
    Please pray for a personal intention.

  5. Too good an offer to pass up.
    I'm emailing your friend shortly!

  6. Anonymous7:51 AM

    Praying for you all and adding your special intentions to my list, including WC's daughter Joy and Vincenzo's special intention.

    A friend of mine prayed for my daughter (who was adopted) to get a sibling during her labor a year ago to this very day. Less than five months later, after 7 years of unexplained infertility (and less than two weeks after venerating a relic of St. Anne, co-patron of my parish) we found out we were expecting!
    Right then and there, I realized that the birth of a child can (and should be) and amazingly powerful time to pray for others.I am so humbled and grateful that He has given me the opportunity to do it.
    Imagine if every Catholic woman laboring today offered just part of her labor for the Holy Father's intentions...



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