Do you have trouble concentrating while you’re praying? If the answer is yes, then you wouldn’t be the first person to be affected by this. This is one of the leading reasons why many people create a prayer list as part of what they do for a prayer request. A prayer list can incorporate many different things. You can have a list of people that you would like to pray for or you can have your own special list of prayer intentions.
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Prayer for Lost Things
Have you ever lost your car keys during a time that you really need to get out of the house? Perhaps you feel as though you’re walking around in a fog and feel as though you can’t find the important things that you need in the moment. This is where a prayer for lost things is something that should be added to your prayer list. An example of a prayer for lost things that you can incorporate into your prayer list is:
I feel as though I’m lost in all the aspects of my life right now which results in me losing things I normally wouldn’t lose. Please provide me with the insight that I need to find these lost things and come to a calmer place in my life.
Prayer for Lost Souls
When a loved one passes away, you may feel confused and overwhelmed when it comes to the emotions that you’re feeling. Although you may pray prayers for the dead, if the person that passed away was struggling with something severe in their life, you may feel as though they were a lost soul. Therefore, you can pray prayers for lost souls which can help to bring you peace that your loved one will receive the forgiveness that they need to come to God’s heavenly kingdom. Here is a prayer for lost souls that you can pray:
Jesus, my Savior, your word says that you chose us before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in your sight. Jesus, my loved one has lived contrary to your word. They has chosen to walk in the way of sinners. Jesus, help them and save their soul so that they can be with you forever and ever.
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Powerful Prayers That You Can Incorporate Into Your Prayer List
There is no shortage of powerful prayers that you can incorporate into your prayer list. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are a few recommendations:
- Fatima Prayer Request
Our Lady of Fatima is a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary which is followed by Catholics around the world. During her appearances to three shepherd children in Fatima, she made special requests of every person to repent their sins and recommit themselves back to God. By adding a Fatima prayer request into your prayer list, you can show the Blessed Virgin Mary that you are listening to her holy words and ask for her special favor for your own intentions. A Fatima prayer request can be:
O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.
- Prayer for Miracle to St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony of Padua had a wonderful devotion to the Lord which is one of the reasons why so many people look to him for help and guidance when they are struggling with an ailment in their life. Although you could pray a prayer for a miracle, you could also say a prayer for miracle St. Anthony of Padua. Here is one example of such a prayer:
St. Anthony, model of great holiness, help me to live as a worthy son/daughter of God, faithful to the promises of my Baptism. You know how serious are the dangers and difficulties of my life. Grant that I may overcome all temptations to evil and have the courage to witness to my faith.
Obtain for me, from Our Divine Savior, a heart that is capable of loving God above all things and open my soul to a generous and sincere love of my neighbor.
Help me to be willing to assist and serve anyone who is in need. Encourage me by your holy example, so that I may be most open and receptive to God’s perfect and all powerful love. Amen.
- St. Jude Prayer Request
St. Jude is an example of a man who shared a close relationship with Jesus due to the fact that he was one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. Therefore, you may feel a special connection to adding a St. Jude prayer request into your regular prayers. You can use the prayer:
St. Jude, you witnessed the healing power of our Lord Jesus. You saw His compassion for the sick and dying. You yourself touched the sick, shared the sorrows of the mournful, and encouraged the despairing. You received this authority and healing power to work wonders, to cure the incurable, to make people whole. We ask you to intercede with our brother, Jesus, to send His saving grace to heal the sickness and suffering of *insert your special intention*, to uplift his/her despondent spirit, and to instill hope in his/her heart. Amen.