There are many people who understandably believe that their prayer request is something that God would more readily hear if it was something that was said with other Catholics or Christians. Prayer circles and a prayer group are similar to each other in the sense that it gives you a unique opportunity to not only develop your relationship with God but it can also help you to make connections with other people who are of the same faith as you. When your voices are joined in prayer, you have the confidence of knowing that God is there with you and for you through all of your trials and tribulations which is something that can bring any person a tremendous sense of peace.
We will print and place your prayer request on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Christ’ body was laid down after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for burial.
What Can You Prayer for in a Prayer Circle?
Over and above the question, “What is a prayer circle?” another popular question is, “What can you pray for in a prayer circle?”. The answer to this question is that there is no right answer. Here are a few examples of things that you can incorporate into your prayer requests while meeting with your prayer circle:
- Prayers for the dead
Have you recently lost a friend or a loved one? Prayers for the dead are something that can bring you a tremendous amount of comfort during this difficult time. You can pray this prayer during your prayer circle:
I’m struggling with the pain and the grief that I’m feeling right now. Please send your holy spirit down to me so that I can feel your loving presence around me so that I can start to heal from this terrible loss in my life. In your name, I pray. Amen.
- Prayers to the saints
Prayers to the saints for help is something that many Catholics often turn to when they need additional intercessions for their prayer requests. If you need inspiration for a prayer to the saints, here is one that you can use:
Saints throughout the ages,
I implore your help and intercession for the challenges that I may be facing in your life. Please help to bring my intercessions before God in hopes that he will look kindly on them. Amen.
- Prayers for family
Your family consists of some of the most important people in your world. Therefore, it’s completely understandable that prayers for your family would be included in your prayer requests for your prayer circle. You can even use a prayer as simple as:
As you know, my family means the world to me. Please keep them safe and protected at all times. Amen.
Prayer Circles or Prayer Groups Online
One of the great things about prayer circles and prayer groups is that you can meet with your prayer circles or prayer groups online. The first step in finding a prayer group online is to reach out to your local church and see if they offer anything directly through the parish. If your church doesn’t offer something specifically, they still may be able to give you good references as to the best locations or websites to connect with which offers this unique feature.
Prayer Circle for Healing
One of the most important things that a person would pray for is a powerful prayer for healing. Healing can come in many different shapes and forms. A person may need prayers to cure cancer or you may want to say prayers if someone is struggling with their mental health issues. If you need a prayers for your prayer circle for healing, here is an example of one that you can use:
I know that you will always hear my prayers. Please hear my personal prayers and the prayers of my prayer circle and grant us your healing touch. I have been struggling with pain and distress. I know that you will never give your children more than they can handle, but I humbly ask you to help to make this road easier to manage. In your holy name, I pray, Amen.