St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church
|309 Manson Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001
This Prayer Request may be
submitted online, placed in the offertory
basket, or mailed to the Rectory.
Intentions will remain on the Prayer List
for a brief period
but may certainly be renewed at any time.
Your intention may be as general or
specific as you prefer for it to be.
|Please pray . . .
|As parishioners of
St. Christopher, we are a
caring faith community.
May we pray
for each other's intentions,
for we know His promise:
"Where two or three
are gathered together
in My name,
there am I
in the midst of them.”
|"Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live." Psalm 116:2
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ,
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Your wounds, hide me.
Permit me not to be separated
From the malignant enemy,
At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to You
That with your saints I may praise
You forever and ever. Amen.
O Jesus through the
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer You my prayers,
works, joys, and sufferings of
this day for all the intentions
of Your Sacred Heart,
in union with the
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
offered throughout the world,
in reparation for my sins,
for the intentions of all my
relatives and friends, and
also for the intentions of the
|Never doubt what one prayer can do!
|"Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.
Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
|"God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer." Mother Teresa
|"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." Oswald Chambers
Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
Prayer of St. Teresa
|"Tantum ergo," used with permission, Schola Sancte Scholasticae, UK; and St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK
|For Keith Buhler, who is being treated at M.D. Anderson. Please pray for healing and for his family.
For healing for Kyle Patin.
|For family healing and unity, for all who are separated to be reunited, for all who are at odds to find common ground and
forgiveness, with God's grace.
|For my brother-in-law, Marc Garcia's cancer to be healed with God's grace.
|For the continued recovery of Al Clouatre, that he can be pain-free. In Jesus' name.
|For my husband, Carl Bonura's health and my nephew Jace, who is in the NICC unit.
|In thanksgiving for Elijah's healing, for prayers answered and faith strengthened by our God of miracles. "For all of you who
prayed for my Elijah, I want you to know your prayers were heard... As you know, almost 3 weeks ago Elijah suffered a cardiac
arrest. Following the arrest he went into v-fib, and while waiting for the paramedics to arrive his brain was deprived of oxygen for 15
minutes. Fortunately, I was able to get to Elijah just as he was loaded into ambulance, allowing me to ride with him and openly
pray for him. During the next 40 minutes in the ER I was brought back to Elijah several times, allowing me to witness the
extraordinary measures they were using to try to revive him. Elijah's older brother was with him when he collapsed, and was on the
phone with me when he was informed that Elijah had gown down. Now he was with me in the private room just feet from our Elijah,
in shock and beyond words. It was then that I knew I had to pray for both of my sons. I finally got on my knees and gave it to God,
offering him my faith and acceptance of his choice, while reminding Elijah's brother of God's ultimate plan. Time stood still with
numerous updates and no hope... Then, I was told that my Elijah had passed and with his brother in my arms I once again gave it
back to God and told him I accepted his will...Within less then 60 seconds they came running back and told me they had a pulse,
and that's where the story began. The gift I was given was a chance at life for my son, and the chance to show testament to my
faith and the faith of those around me. Through the ups and downs of the days to follow I found the need to ask you to
pray...When I was told that the injury to his brain was extensive and my Elijah could be lost forever, I gave it back to God and asked
you to pass it on. When I was told that I needed to consider DNR options and quality-of-life scenarios, I told the doctors I had faith
and would accept God's choice for my son and family, and once again I gave it back to God and asked you to pass it on. Through
the MRIs, surgery, and moments of fear I promised to accept God's will and I asked you to pass it on! It's important to know, that
within the first moments of reaching my son on that first day I told him to take God's hand, to follow him, to accept his choice, and to
ask for his strength. I continued to tell this to Elijah daily and even up to the moment when they rolled him into his final surgery,
where he told me he was scared...I reminded him once again and he simply looked at me and smiled. Well, God was listening and
my darling son has reaped the rewards of all of our efforts and I am forever grateful. My faith gave me the strength and the voice
to guide my son, beg for prayers, and share my fears. These moments and the events that followed have shown me what faith can
really do, I hope they have shown you as well!
Yes, less then 3 weeks ago my son suffered a cardiac arrest, was presumed gone, came back fighting, and has fought so hard
that he will be coming home with me tomorrow! The doctors are without answer and have collectively admitted they have never
seen this before. The evidence of the video and documented records have proven Elijah's extraordinary recovery is truly a divine
intervention and a gift from God! I have been told my son will have a 100% recovery, will be able to return to school next week,
and will live a full and glorious life. Thank you to all who did this for him and I hope you realize you have been part of a true miracle
and testament of our Heavenly Father!! PASS THIS ON AND CONTINUE TO SHARE THE MIRACLE OF FAITH!"
|Thank you, my dear Lord Jesus Christ, for allowing me to survive a ruptured aneurysm Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. You guided
the neurosurgeon's hands in successfully coiling the rupture. Without You, nothing is possible. In You, through You, and with
You, everything is possible! Amen.
|Please keep Jim and Janet Schluter in your prayers. Mr. Jim will undergo a 6- to 9-hour open-heart surgery on May 16 with three
surgeons assisting. All prayers are greatly appreciated.