Please let us pray for you and your intentions!
St. Michael’s has an intercessory prayer group to pray for the needs of our parish family, friends, and loved one, and also offer God due praise and thanksgiving for His goodness and for answered prayers. Please share your prayer requests and praises with us by filling out the form below, and clicking “submit”.
To ensure charity, please observe the following:
1. Please do NOT use your or anyone’s last name, do NOT use any personally identifiable information in your request, and do not include emails, phone numbers, or other personal contact information.
2. Please state the request in a charitable way (avoid making accusations about others’ faults, sins, etc.)
3. Avoid using all CAPITAL LETTERS –in email etiquette, that’s shouting.
Thank you for sharing your prayer request with us!
Teaching from the Catechism on Some of the Different Types of Prayer
Intercessory Prayer: “Intercession – asking on behalf of another – has been characteristic of a heart attuned to God’s mercy.” (CCC #2635)
Prayer of Petition: “Christian petition is centered on the desire and search for the Kingdom to come, in keeping with the teaching of Christ. There is a hierarchy in these petitions: we pray first for the Kingdom, then for what is necessary to welcome it and cooperate with its coming. This collaboration with the mission of Christ and the Holy Spirit, which is now that of the Church, is the object of the prayer of the apostolic community. It is the prayer of Paul, the apostle par excellence, which reveals to us how the divine solicitude for all the churches ought to inspire Christian prayer. When we share in God’s saving love, we understand that every need can become the object of petition. Christ, who assumed all things in order to redeem all things, is glorified by what we ask the Father in his name. It is with this confidence that St. James and St. Paul exhort us to pray at all times. (CCC #2632-2633)
Prayer of Thanksgiving: “Thanksgiving characterizes the prayer of the Church which, in celebrating the Eucharist, reveals and becomes more fully what she is. Indeed, in the work of salvation, Christ sets creation free from sin and death to consecrate it anew and make it return to the Father, for his glory. The thanksgiving of the members of the Body participates in that of their Head. As in the prayer of petition, every event and need can become an offering of thanksgiving. The letters of St. Paul often begin and end with thanksgiving, and the Lord Jesus is always present in it: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”; “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” (CCC #2637 -2638)
Prayer of Praise: Praise is the form of prayer which recognizes most immediately that God is God. It lauds God for his own sake and gives him glory, quite beyond what he does, but simply because HE IS…Praise embraces the other forms of prayer and carries them toward him who is its source and goal: the “one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist.” (CCC #2639)