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226 Comments

    • Steph I will pray for you . I too am dealing with some major marriage and family issues. Christ will take care of us though I am certain. God bless you and your family

      • Thank you Faith. I will also pray for you and your family. I’m still praying for a miracle, I know I have to leave it all in Gods hands.

  1. Thank you
    I ask for prayers for my family my husband my sons Pablo his wife Hanna, my son Chris and his wife Tash, my daughters andrea and Carla. For their returned to their faith and the sacraments. I unite my prayers to all those who now are praying for their families.
    Dear God hear our prayer and keep us inside your sacred heart always united Ito the immaculate heart of out blessed mother Mary.
    Liliana

  2. Please pray that God will restore my relationship with RB and renew our love for one another. We should have been married by now but evil took all that away. Please pray that God will recover what was taken and allow us to share our lives as husband and wife. My daughter deserves a wonderful life with a great step dad and my heart desires to be loved by a wonderful man. Everyone knew we were a blessing together and I pray they is returned. Please pray for us. Amen . Thank you and I will pray for you.

  3. Please pray for the complete conversion of KC back to the truths of the faith and that she leaves the sinful lifestyle she is in and for the complete conversion of my ML to believe in God as he lost his faith and come back to the sacraments. For the health of my aging parents and that my husband CM agrees to foster or adopt a child

  4. please prayer for miracle my my brother and sister in law have three girl now again my sister in law carrying girl baby please prayer that she get boy baby thank you jesus amen

  5. Hi, I was thinking about the upcoming Divine Mercy Novena and would like a favor.
    What if people all over the world prayed the Divine Mercy Novena for those persecuted for their faith and especially for the ones doing the persecuting? Remember Lepanto? It may not be God’s will that the persecution stop or lessen, but if it were possible to have many people, throughout the world, united and praying for this intention, appealing to Divine Mercy, can’t we expect miracles? What if on Divine Mercy Sunday, ISIS/ Boko Haram just dropped their weapons and converted? God, through Jonah, convinced a city to turn from sin in a matter of days. Why not try to use prayer to transform hate into mercy by appealing to Mercy Himself?
    Please prayerfully consider mentioning this idea on your website, a facebook page, a blog, the radio, tv – anywhere the faithful can be reached.
    Thank you,
    Anonymous

    • I will definitely join you on this! Thank you for sharing. It’s a big prayer request, but God is a big God—so I’m sure he can handle it! :)

  6. Please pray for my husband Brandon as he discerns accepting a new job offer. He is an extremely contemplative person, and I trust his judgement 100%—but as the main provider for our family, making big decisions like this is very stressful. I know God has a plan for him, so please pray with me that Brandon will open his heart to hearing it.

    Thank you!

  7. Hi, I lived in Queens ,NY. I have twin girls that were taking from me illegally on June 16, 2014 by someone who has status . I been arrested twice by this same person .Haven’t yet been present an warrant for my arrest. I went every where looking for help. So I am ask God to intervene on opening some doors or put me in touch with the right people. So I can reunite with my daughters .

  8. Please pray for me and us. Especially for a very personal intention which is normally not shared talked about and needs to be. It is very deeply painful and emotionally distressing.
    thank you.

  9. Our deepest thanks for prayers said in the past for our 10 year old little boy Wyatt with leukemia. He died on Tuesday 4/14 after 5 yrs of incredible suffering, with this past Lent including very intense pain, due primarily to effects that had occurred to his body from treatment. He would ask who he could offer his suffering to Jesus for, or would quietly say who he had thought of on his own. While we believe he is in heaven (he died with his brown scapular on!) we still ask for prayers for his soul (his favorite prayer was “Eternal Rest.”) I ask now also for prayers for our oldest son Matthew, 13. We homeschool, our boys all shared a room, we never went anywhere due to the risk of germs so all they have had was each other. They were as close as two brothers could be. Also prayers for our youngest Jakie, 9. He has auditory processing difficulties and carries much anger from the last 5 years. And please pray for my husband Mark and myself Cathy, as we move forward now trying to lead our two boys who remain with us, on the right path to Jesus, as we suffer with our own broken hearts. Thank you and God bless.

  10. Testimonies from ex-Roman Catholic Priests

    The following quotes are taken from the book by Richard Bennet, Far from Rome, Near to God: Testimonies of 50 Converted Roman Catholic Priests, Carlisle, PN: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1997. They are quite interesting and valuable since they give an insight to Catholicism from those who were priests in the Catholic Church and then left it to find salvation in Jesus.

    Following are excerpts from only a few of the fifty testimonies in the book:

    1. Henry Gregory Adams. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada. He entered the Basilian Order of monks and adopted the monastic name of “Saint Hilarion the Great.” He was ordained as a priest and served five parishes in the Lemont, Alberta area.

    A. Sacraments. “The monastic life and the sacraments prescribed by the Roman Catholic Church did not help me to come to know Christ personally and find salvation . . . I realized that the man-made sacraments of my church and my good works were in vain for salvation. They lead to a false security.” (p. 3)

    2. Joseph Tremblay. Born in Quebec, Canada, 1924. He was ordained a priest in Rome, Italy and was sent to Bolivia, Chile where he served for 13 years “as a missionary in the congregation of the Oblate Fathers of Mary Immaculate.”

    A. Salvation by works. “My theology has taught me that salvation is by works and sacrifices . . . my theology gives me no assurance of salvation; the Bible offers me that assurance . . . I had been trying to save myself on my works . . . I was stifled in a setting in which I was pushed to do good works to merit my salvation.” (pp. 9, 11-12)

    3. Bartholomew F. Brewer. He applied to the Discalced Carmelites, a strict monastic order. He received training of “four years of high school seminary, two years in the novitiate, three years of philosophy, and four years of theology (the last after ordination).” He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary in Washington, D.C. He eventually served as a diocesan priest in San Diego, California and entered the Navy as a Roman Catholic chaplain.

    A. Upon questioning Rome’s Beliefs, “At first I did not understand, but gradually I observed a wonderful change in mother. Her influence helped me realize the importance of the Bible in determining what we believe. We often discussed subjects such as the primacy of Peter, papal infallibility, the priesthood, infant baptism, confession, the mass, purgatory, the Immaculate Conception of Mary, and the bodily assumption of Mary into heaven. In time I realized that not only are these beliefs not in the Bible, they are actually contrary to the clear teaching of Scripture.” (pp. 21-22)

    B. Relying on works. He left the Roman Catholic Church, got married and through conversations with his wife and other Christians, “I finally understood that I had been relying on my own righteousness and religious efforts and not upon the completed and sufficient sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic religion had never taught me that our own righteousness is fleshly and not acceptable to God, nor that we need to trust in his righteousness alone . . . during all those years of monastic life I had relied on the sacraments of Rome to give me grace, to save me.” (p. 25)

    4. Hugh Farrell. Born in Denver, Colorado. Entered the Order of our Lady of Mount Carmel, commonly called the Discalced Carmelite Fathers. Ordained as a priest.

    A. Priestly power to change elements: “The priest, according to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, has the power to take ordinary bread and wine, and, by pronouncing the words of the consecration prayer in the sacrifice of the Mass, to change it into the actual body and blood and soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. Hence, since one cannot separate the human nature of Christ from his divinity, the bread and wine, after being changed into the body and blood of Jesus Christ, are entitled to the worship of adoration.” (pp. 28)

    B. Temporal punishment due to sins. “I knew from the teachings of the priests and nuns that I could not hope to go directly to heaven after my death. My Roman Catholic catechism taught me that after death I had to pay for the temporal punishment due to my sins. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that ‘the souls of the just which, in a moment of death, are burdened with venial sins or temporal punishment due to sin, enter purgatory.'” (p. 29)

    C. Penance. Regarding life in the monastery and doing penance. “These penances consist of standing with the arms outstretched to form a cross, kissing the sandaled feet of the monks, receiving a blow upon the face from the monks, and, at the end of the meal, lying prostrate before the entrance to the refectory so that the departing monks must step over one’s body. These, and other penances, are supposed to gain one merit in heaven and increase one’s ‘spiritual bank account.'” (p. 36)

    D. The Mass and sorcery. “According to the teaching of the Roman Church the priest, no matter how unworthy he may personally be, even if he has just made a pact with the devil for his soul, has the power to change the elements of bread and wine into the actual body and blood, soul and divinity, of Jesus Christ. Provided he pronounces the words of consecration properly and has the intention of consecrating, God must come down on the altar and enter and take over the elements.” (p. 39)

    5. Alexander Carson. Baptized into the Roman Catholic Church as an infant. His priesthood studies were at St. John’s seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts. He was ordained by Bishop Lawrence Shehan of Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1955 and was a priest in Alexandria, Louisiana. Also, he was pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rayville, Louisiana.

    A. Bible or Tradition. ” . . . the Holy Spirit led me to judge Roman Catholic theology by the standard of the Bible. Previously, I had always judged the Bible by Roman Catholic doctrine and theology.” (p. 53)

    B. Mass contrary to scripture. “In my letter of resignation from the Roman Catholic Church and Ministry, I stated to the bishop that I was leaving the priesthood because I could no longer offer the Mass, as it was contrary to the Word of God and to my conscience.” (pp. 54-55)

    6. Charles Berry. He entered the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine and became a priest after 17 years. He was given orders to continue studying until he achieved a Ph.D. in chemistry and was then “transferred to the headquarters of the Augustinian order in the United States.”

    A. Superstition. “In the United States the Roman Catholic Church is on its best behavior, putting its best foot forward because of its critics and opponents. In a Roman Catholic country, where it has few opponents or critics, it is a very different matter. Ignorance and superstition and idolatry are everywhere, and little effort, if any, is made to change the situation. Instead of following the Christianity taught in the Bible the people concentrate on the worship of statues and their local patron saints.” (p. 59)

    B. Idols and Statues. “When I met in Cuba a genuine pagan who worshiped idols (a religion transplanted from Africa by his ancestors), I asked how he could believe that a plaster idol could help him. He replied that the idol was not expected to help him; it only represented the power in heaven which could. What horrified me about his reply was that it was almost word for word the explanation Roman Catholics give for rendering honor to the statues of the saints.” (p. 59)

    7. Bob Bush. He went to a Jesuit Seminary and studied for 13 years before being ordained in 1966. He entered a post graduate program in Rome.

    A. Works: “When I entered the order, the first thing that happened was that I was told I had to keep all the rules and regulations, that to do so would be pleasing to God, and that this was what he wanted for me. We were taught the motto, ‘Keep the rule and the rule will keep you.'” (p. 66).

    B. Salvation is by faith: “It took me many years to realize that I was compromising by staying in the Roman Catholic Church. Throughout all those years I continued to stress that salvation is only in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and not in the infant baptism; that there is only one source of authority which is the Bible, the word of God; and that there is no purgatory but rather that when we die to either go to heaven or hell.” (p. 69)

    C. Salvation by works: “The Roman Catholic Church then goes on to say that in order to be saved you must keep its laws, rules and regulations. And in these laws are violated (for example, laws concerning birth control or fasting or attendance at Mass every Sunday), then you have committed a sin . . . ‘individual and integral confession and absolution constitute the only ordinary way by which the faithful person who was aware of serious sin can be reconciled with God, and with the church’ (Canon 9609).” (p. 75)

    D. Works: “The Roman Catholic Church adds works, and that you have to do these specific things [keeping its laws, rule and regulations] ]in order to be saved, whereas the Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9 that it is by grace that we are saved, not by works.” (pp. 75-76)

    As you can see, even Roman Catholic Priests can discover the truth found in God’s word and escape the error of the Roman Catholic system of works righteousness. To God be the glory.

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9).

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