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BrotherPaul Ofh We pray for WORLD PEACE and that the Church be restored and United into One Body in Christ. For all of our World Leaders that they may be guided by the Lord and make ethical decisions to bring about World Peace and end hunger, all violence and terrorism, poverty and loss of innocent lives. For our Order of Franciscan Hermits Associates and Members, and for ALL Franciscans everywhere. In Love and Compassion for One Another, We pray that we can focus on what UNITES us as Franciscans and as Christians, rather than on what Divides us. We pray for those who are sick, homeless, imprisoned, have addictions, for victims of abuse and crimes, for martyrs of the faith, for all church leaders and for those who have no one to pray for them. Thank You Lord for All you have given us, Help us to share the Abundance You have given us with all of our Brothers and Sisters in need.
Sumithra Y M Amen in the Unfailing Name of Jesus
Samantha Rose Starr Dear Heavenly Father please listen to and hear our prayers and answer them according to your divine will and mercy. 🌹 ❤ 🌹
Stephanie Drury Intentions and thanks!
John Allen Green Prayer for discernment and courage in a special Franciscan project.
Peter Dunk So many things to be thankful for, my list would go on for all eternity. God, family, country, and good friends, are just a few of the many things to be thankful for. All thanks and praise to Jesus Christ.
Robbie Govus Lord I would like to pray for all those brothers and sisters whose soul has entered its 'dark night' ... help them hold on to you stronger than ever .... Lord graciously hear us, amen
Peter Dion We pray to God Our Lovingly Father. Abba Father, may all the people who were abandoned Our Lord Jesus Christ will be returned back to the Church. Forgive our sins. Forgive their sins. Mother Mary and Saint Joseph and Saint Clare and Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us. God Our Father we asked these in the Name of Your Son Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Be Praised, be Glorified and Be Honoured to God Our Father and Our Creator in Heaven.
Gina Valladao Praying for difficult Marriages, and Special Intention, and for an end to abortions , Thank you Jesus' for all the Sweet Blessings you given!!!❤❤❤JMJ
Denzil Jesudasan Dear LORD please bless my daughter n daughter-in-law with children I ask this through our LORD and saviour JESUS CHRIST Amen.
Eileen Dros Rockensies Dearest Father, in the name of your beloved Son Jesus Christ I ask prayers for all to return to the sacraments and the church and ask forgiveness for all the sacrilegious and indifference towards you , your Son and the Holy Spirit and Our Beloved Mother Mary. Father we love you and we thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed upon each of us.Amen.
Karen Folds Numerous unspoken urgent prayer request
Francisco Ugorji Jr. God grant me your mercies and
help me please i need this Admission, AMEN!
Linda Mary Montano Bless All
Jeanne Christianson-McKillop Prayers a family member will come to accept the sudden lose of his parents.
Noreen Elizabeth Ringlein So many people and graces to thank You for sending my way. I am amazed by people's kindness, faith, love of family, nature, friends, pets, and even the limited connectivity of Facebook and texts, instead of phone calls. Yet, right now in our weary broken world, l pray this late evening and offer penance for those impacted by and troubled by addiction in their families, suffering, unemployment, emotional disturbance, societal chaos, illness; physical or spritual, political machinations, the imprisoned, those with vulnerability; the disabled, aged, and young children, and immature teenagers and All facing health crises. Please guide, protect, heal, and surround people who are hurting with care, guardian angels, and tangible signs of Your mercy, compassion and love, so they may do Your will. Lord hear our prayer.
Denise Szabo Lord, you never turned anybody away from your love and mercy. Help us to meet all those in our lives with your heart, especially those who we find it hardest to accept. We need you sweet Jesus. Stay near and show us.
Samantha Rose Starr Please pray for my special intentions.🌹Pray that my current Catholic Church will allow me to begin a new Chapter of OFH.⛪ Please pray that God blesses me with gifted talent to be able to play my violin again next Christmas in my Church for Him.🎻 I praise God in thanksgiving for all of His blessings upon me. ❤ Pray for those who have no one to pray for them. ❤ Pray for all OFH members around the world. 🌎 Pray for abandoned children. 👦 👧 Pray for world peace. 🌎Pray that our world leaders choose peace over war. 🌎 Pray for the poor souls in Purgatory. 🔥Thank you kindly for your prayers. 🌹 ❤ 🌹
Sean Anderson We pray today, Lord, for all who are abused – for children who are victims, for women who feel desperate and alone, for animals left out in the bitter cold. We pray for anyone who endures abuse in the workplace, at home, through social media outlets or on the streets. Comfort them with your gentle touch and lead them to freedom. Amen.
Sumithra Y M Dear Confreres, Sisters, Friends,
Thank you for the enormous love and concern for Fr. James Poonthuruthil. Please do continue prayin g for the speedy recovery of Fr. James.
Fr. James is at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong where there is one of the best Neuro Surgery Dept in Northeast India. The doctors and the team have done a very quality and dedicated medical intervention of removing the blood clot from the brain (the intervention is named in medical vocabulary: decompressive craniectomy - related to the skull - with clot evacuation). They also placed an ICP monitor for constant monitoring of intracranial pressure on the brain. He has been responding to the interventions positively. Other external injuries like the fracture of the little finger on the right hand, injury on the face and other wounds are being attended to.
The main concern is the brain injury. A portion of the brain is damaged and the entire brain has suffered trauma. As far as medical science is concerned, damaged portion of the brain can't be healed. There is no treatment for damaged brain. All effort is to arrest the bleeding in the brain and in the surroundings, which the medical team has succeeded well. A portion of the skull bone is removed and kept in the abdomen. The skull is bandaged. The brain area needs regular observation.The effort continues to reactivate the rest of the brain which has suffered trauma. Fr. James continues to be in unconscious stage since the time of the accident in the afternoon of Sunday 14th Jan 2018. The coma situation is partly medically induced for not causing any agitation or irritation which can further damage the brain.
The expression of the medical team yesterday (Thursday 18th Jan) is this: Fr. James is not critical, but not yet out of danger. There are many hurdles to overcome. The possibility of any infection is also a major concern.
He moves his legs and hands, but in the opinion of the doctors it is involuntary; he is not obeying any commands; which indicates that the brain is not responding. It is to be kept in mind that any injury of the brain takes time ... at times long time ... for healing .. and damage to brain is irreversible (medically). Hence, according to the medical opinion, in the event of gradual recovery which will take months, Fr. James will not have the full capacity of functioning as a healthy person; but God's grace is more powerful than the medical sciences.We trust in Him.
We are in constant contact with the family members of Fr.James. Fr. Shijy MSFS, the Parish Priest of Hamren (Karbi Anglong), is the younger brother of Fr.James. His nephew, Mr. Shaji is at New Bongaigaon. They have visited Fr. James at the hospital. This evening the sister and brother of Fr. James will be reaching Shillong. We assure them that we are very much with them and do everything possible to give the best of treatment for Fr. James.
We are in discussion with the hospital team and others on the need and the possibility of shifting Fr. James to elsewhere for further medical attention. We hope to arrive at a well informed and well discerned decision in a day or two. There are serious concerns in such a decision. We are looking into all the possible angles of such a decision.
Dear Confreres, sisters and friends ....God can do miracle ... He does it ... we surrender Fr. James into the loving, healing arms of the Lord through the maternal intervention of Mary our Mother. Please do continue praying for Fr. James. We do appreciate your concern and solidarity.
May I request those of you who spread / circulate pictures and news about Fr. James (I know it is out of good will and concern, but lacking discretion), please refrain from doing it. It is true that the accident is real and the pictures are real; but it is no charity and common sense to spread such disturbing pictures. Please spread only the messages and the news that I, as Provincial, put into communication.
Appreciate your eagerness to visit Fr. James at the hospital. But due to the seriousness of the case and fearing infection, visitors are not permitted to enter the CCU. There are always confreres outside the CCU attending on Fr. James. If you visit the hospital you can meet them and not Fr. James in the CCU. Please respect this instruction till I can communicate to you otherwise.
Fr. Nestor Guria (Provincial of Dimapur) is in Shillong. Fr. VM Thomas (Provincial of Guwahati) is in constant contact. We meet with the confreres of Sacred Heart College. We share and discern what is best course of action for Fr. James taking into consideration professional input from the medical teams at various hospitals.
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Our prayers are with you dear Fr. James ... get well soon!
Fr. George Maliekal (INS SDB Provincial)
Peter Dion We pray : Jesus, I trust in You.
Ray Warner Prayers for those suffering in this world and who have not yet heard the Gospel. I am thankful for quiet mornings filled with reading Scripture, prayer, and silence.
Susie Smith Giving thanks for all those who whose eyes are firmly fixed on Jesus Christ and not the distractions & pursuits of this world.....
Giving thanks for the example of St Francis who showed us the way of humility, holy poverty, and obedience to the Church & the will of God. Praying that we may be blessed with a share of his devotion to Jesus his Brother, and in his love of all humanity & all of creation.....
Praying for good & holy priests & friars who lead us to holiness on our earthly pilgrimage, that they might grow ever closer to our Lord, and His Holy Mother....
Praying that each of us in OFH may joyfully live our contemplative eremitical vocation, united together in our desire to faithfully follow our Lord....
Lord in Your Mercy....
Li Cruz WE PRAY O LORD FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE "MARCH FOR LIFE".
Li Cruz GRACIOUS LORD, YOUR MERCY & OUR PRAYERS FOR THE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS, THEIR ONLY HELP & DEFENSE.
Li Cruz FOR THE GIFT OF TIME, WE THANK YOU O LORD.
Mindy Kant Prayers for s special intention. Thank you, Jesus.
Donna Cournoyer Prayers that 2018 will be a kinder and more just year ahead.
Clemente Español Racaza PRAYER FOR PERSEVERANCE AS OSF MEMBER ,AND BE INSPIRED TO BECOME CHRIST'S DISCIPLE IN THE EXAMPLE OF ST.FRANCIS OF ASSISI.
Karen McAleavy Mansfield Thank you Lord for all my blessings. Please keep my Liam in your heart.
Susie Smith And you know I’m praying for Liam🙏🏻❤️☘️
Angela De Gomez Gratitude for this wonderful means of communication, which enables us to be united in Prayer & Our Lord Jesus Christ , Asking prayers for my Daughter & Mother . My prayers are with you all 🙏🌹🙏
Susie Smith Praying for them🙏🏻❤️
William C. Querrey Pray for me and all sinners! Thank You Lord for letting me walk!
BrGregory Pio Marshall-Ofh Pray for the homeless seeking shelter from the cold. Remember our brothers and sisters around the world suffering because of their faith. Especially those in the Middle East and Africa. Pray for the Philippines. Pray that children everywhere would wake to the sounds of birds singing instead of bombs. For the depressed, lonely, suicidal and those caught up in addition. For my daughter and granddaughter as they work through the birth and adoption process
Rogervic Mattal .......praying that God's will be done...in concern for the possible shut down of the US government.......
Victoria Mattal Prayers for All those Seeking Employment
Susie Smith Lord hear our prayers...
Paul Ledwitz Jesus, please bless my granddaughter with child with health. Lord hear my prayer.
Karen McAleavy Mansfield Yes I do,can't thank you enough!
BrotherPaul Ofh Thank You Lord for the opportunity to Ask for our needs for you said, "Ask and You Shall Receive." You know the desire of our hearts and we pray that you continue to show Mercy on us. We are sorry for our sins and pray that we may be made worthy of your promises. Thank You Lord, We Love You.