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We add petitions as they come in. If you would like a request to be added to this list please e-mail: prayers@indcatholicnews.com

Starting in 2017 the Pope will present only one prepared prayer intention per month, rather than the two presented before this year. He plans, however, to add a second prayer intention each month related to current events or urgent needs, like disaster relief. The urgent prayer request will help mobilize prayer and action related to the urgent situation. The Apostleship of Prayer will publish these urgent prayer intentions on this website as soon as we receive them from the Vatican.

What is the process in the preparation of the prepared prayer intentions? The faithful from around the world suggest papal prayer intentions to the international office of the Apostleship of Prayer in Rome. Through prayerful discernment the Apostleship selects a large number of them and submits them to the Vatican for further selection, with the Pope making the final selection. The Vatican then entrusts to the Apostleship of Prayer the official set of monthly prayer intentions, which the Apostleship then translates into the major world languages and publishes in print and digital formats.

2017

JANUARY

Pope's Prayer Intentions: Christian Unity.

That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord's teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

Prayer Requests

For America's new President, his administration - may they serve the country well

For victims of the avalanche in Italy
For all the poor souls executed in Saudi Arabia recently - and their families
A friend in hospital

For Paul who is unwell tonight

For all refugees that they can keep warm in this icy winter weather

For a friend in hospital with anorexia

Please pray for the Mums of Andrew Papist and Fr Jim Sichko

For Peter Karol, dear husband and father RIP

For Ellen Teague's mother, Margaret Foley, who died this morning, 7 January. And all her family at this time.

Terry's intentions

For all those killed and injured in the attack in Turkey on New Year's Eve.

For the release of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen,

All the unnamed victims of war and violence in Syria, Iraq, DR Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Colombia and elsewhere.

Carrie Fisher RIP

George Michael RIP

Victims of the Russian plane crash and their loved ones

Rabbi Blue RIP

Father Luigi Menegazzo RIP

All those killed and injured by the attack on the St Peter's Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo

For victims of the earthquake on Indonesia

For the victims of the fire in California and their loved ones.

All those with AIDS/ HIV and their loved ones

The Chapecoense footballeers and their families

For the intentions of Sukwinder Pal and his family

Christina who is feeling unwell and having medical tests

Fidel Castro RIP and the people of Cuba

All at the missionaries retirement home in Monferrier-sur-Lez

For all who suffered in the attack on the home in Montferrier-sur-Lez

A young student taking his viva soon

A young woman who is ill with anorexia

For all the victims of the earthquake in New Zealand

For Leonard Cohen who was a friend to so many through his music and writing. May he rest in peace

For the people of Syria, trapped in Aleppo and other cities. For the people of Gaza and Yemen trapped under appalling conditions. For peace in the Middle East and the world.

For all the people of the United States and their leaders - that they unite and work for peace, justice and the environment in their country and the world

For all victims of the tram crash in Croydon and their families

For the people of the United States as they vote for their next president

For John

For a difficult family situation

Sue who is ill

For all countries suffering drought

For everyone in Italy affected by the earthquakes

A friend with a big problem

Christine Kieran RIP

For Asia Bibi - the appeal against her death sentence postponed again

For Peter who is having treatment for cancer

People of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Rose Taylor RIP - a lovely person. Very professional journalist

Fr Piet Wijngaard, O.Carm.RIP

Shimon Perez RIP

Father Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and Father José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz killed in Mexico

Archbishop Desmond Tutu who has returned to hospital for treatment for an infection.

Elizabeth Wang RIP

For Tom Carus who was seriously injured in a rugby accident. That he makes a complete recovery.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph Paul late of Brisbane, Queensland.

For Luka-Angel - that she makes a full recovery from her heart operation.

Gene Wilder RIP

For victims of the earthquake in central Italy.

Timea Bozic's intentions

Helen Crowdey's dear Mum. RIP

Joan Reilly - much loved teacher at St Mary's, Strawberry Hill, RIP

For all the victims of the hospital bomb in Pakistan, Bilal Anwar Kasi

For all participants in the Rio Olympics

For Ged going through cancer treatment

Please pray for Sudhakaran suffering from secondary stage of cancer.

Anna Maria Jacobini RIP

MK's intentions

That the justice of God permanently disable ISIS.
Gift of health for Sr. Anitha who has half blood platelet count decreasing daily.
Miracle for Kala who has pain of kidney stone again after surgery for two.
Miracle for orphan Sr. Aasha who has weekly epilepsy convulsions.
That our Lord and our Mother appear to Syriac refugees and/or supernatural consolations and miracles of healing and provision.

Ms Raji who is having an operation for cancer on Wednesday

Victims of the train crash in Italy

For the victims of the attack in Nice, France

Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski RIP
For Jean Woodcock RIP and her husband John.

For the Black victims shot by US police lately. All victims of gun crime in America.
For our Muslim brothers and sisters soon celebrating Eid - especially those in Syria, in Iraq, Egypt, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and other countries suffering terrible violence.

For all politicians now, coping after the referendum

For those killed in Baghdad and Bakha

For Greta Pinto's intentions

All those killed and injured in Istanbul today

Victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre:

Stanley Almodovar III, 23,
Amanda Alvear, 25
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Antonio D Brown, 30
Darryl R Burt II, 29
Jonathan A Camuy Vega, 24
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
Simon A. Carrillo Fernandez, 31
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
Luis D. Conde, 39
Cory J. Connell, 21
Tevin E. Crosby, 25
Franky J. Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Deonka D. Drayton, 32
Mercedez M. Flores, 26
Juan R. Guerrero, 22
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Paul T. Henry, 41
Frank Hernandez, 27
Miguel A. Honorato, 30
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
Jason B. Josaphat, 19
Eddie J. Justice, 30
Anthony L. Laureano Disla, 25
Christopher A. Leinonen, 32
Brenda L. Marquez McCool, 49
Jean C. Mendez Perez, 35
Akyra Monet Murray, 18
Kimberly Morris, 37
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
Luis O. Ocasio-Capo, 20
Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
Eric I. Ortiz-Rivera, 36
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24
Christopher J. Sanfeliz, 24
Xavier E. Serrano Rosado, 35
Gilberto R. Silva Menendez, 25
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Shane E. Tomlinson, 33
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
Luis S. Vielma, 22
Luis D. Wilson-Leon, 37
Jerald A. Wright, 31

For a very troubled young man.

For Mahalakshmi who has an eye problem. May she recover speedily

For MP Jo Cox, Rest in Peace

For Fr Wilfrid McGreal who is ill.

For refugees attempting to reach safe countries and those refugees languishing in camps

Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday

For all those killed and injured in the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida

Mohammad Ali Rest in Peace

Please pray for Jans who met with an accident is admitted in ICU. He has serious head injuries

For Jean who is very ill and her husband John

Fr Wilfrid McGreal O.Carm who is not well.

Prayers requested for two families suffering from marital discord - thanks!

For Sir Anthony Bailey's dear father who has died.

Please pray for Jack Valero's dear mother Mercedes, who has died

For the people of Alberta, Canada, who have lost their homes in the huge forest fires. Keep everyone there safe

For all the newly-elected politicians and those who lost the elections

Please pray for my sister June (April) Panico, she has stage 4 cancer, thank you we need a miracle!

Shafqat and Shagufta - a married couple falsely accused and sentenced to death for blasphemy. The husband is in a wheelchair.

Kidnapped Bishops Boulos Yazigi and Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim

Prince RIP

Victoria Wood RIP
Barbara who is not well.
For victims of the Ecuador earthquake

For Pope Francis on his visit to Lesbos

For the people of Japan which has suffered huge earthquakes

For Timea who needs a new job

Joyce who lost her beloved husband recently

Friends recovering from illness

Victims of the bombings in Lahore

Fr Tom kidnapped in Yemen and all Christians in captivity for their faith

Victims of the bomb attacks in Brussels

For Ged having chemo

For Martin and his wife.

Please pray for Alison who is recovering from an operation and for her sister who is very ill

Please pray for Mary Elizabeth appearing for SSLC exam from tomorrow onwards till 20th March.

Ken RIP

Bradley Smith RIP

For Louise Zanre RIP

Fior a single mother who is struggling

Barbara Lathrop's intentions

For a friend who is ill.

For Andrew and for Aidan both now out of hospital

Frank Finlay RIP


Terry Wogan RIP

Peter Dunn's mother Peggy RIP

Salah Farah RIP - a brave Muslim teacher, husband and father, who sacrificed his life to protect Christians on a bus in Kenya.

For Fr Robin as he is installed as an Honorary Canon at Christchurch, Oxford

For all the refugees who drowned today off the coast of Greece.

For all those killed and injured in the terrorist attack in Pakistan today

TJ prays for a job and to find true love.

Alan Rickman wonderful actor RIP

For all victims of the bombing in Jakarta. Peace in Indonesia

For the victims of the Istanbul bombing and their loved ones.
For a family suffering from one member's addiction problems

David Bowie RIP

Father Peter Birmingham RIP
Father Anthony Sudlow RIP

Please pray for healing for my husband Sam Walsh. In critical care unit after emergency operation. Pray that the God of power and love will renew his mind and body

Thank God for the safe release of Fr Dhiya Azziz!
For Becky, that she makes a complete recovery and returns to her family

For a brave friend who is continuing to work through a serious illness
To give thanks for the climate agreement in Paris

Cardinal Julio Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R. RIP

Pastor Farshid Fathi imprisoned in Iran for his faith

John Trudell poet, human rights campaigner RIP

For peace in Syria

For peace in the Holy Land, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Nigeria, Afghanistan and all places where there is war and unrest.
For all the struggling refugees. May they find a safe home.


Monica Buferd, Barbara Broun RIP much missed by your friends.

For all refugees struggling to reach safe countries

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