Prayer Corner: July 4, 2016


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Welcome to the Prayer Corner!

In this space, readers are invited to share their prayer intentions and give thanks for prayers answered. When requesting prayer, please only list the first name or first initial to protect privacy. You can also simply mention that you have a special intention.

Each Monday as we begin a new week, we will open a new Prayer Corner.

Hear my prayer, O Lady: upon a firm rock establish my mind. Be thou to me a tower of strength: protect me from the face of the cruel destroyer. Be thou to him terrible as an army in battle array: and may he fall living into the depths of hell. For thou art shining and terrible: a cloud full of dew, and the rising dawn. Thou art beautiful and bright as the full moon: thy sacred aspect is as when the sun shines in its strength.
–St. Bonaventure

Thank you for your prayerful intercession for all of the intentions listed here.

For more opportunities to pray for and with our readers, visit our Prayer Request Forum.



About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.


  1. I ask for prayers as I’m in a Season of unrest. My husband lost his job a year ago and is making maybe 1/2 of what he used to be (1/4 of before the recession). He is battling mental illness and my anxiety had been high for some time. I’m constantly stressed about finances, my children’s behavior with school and with me being the breadwinner and the homemaker. I desperately need some peace.

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