A prayer request to God can be whatever you need it to be based on the situation that you’re in. However, there are times where you may struggle to find the right words for your prayer request to God. It’s important to remember that prayers for healing or prayers for wisdom do not have to be overly complicated. Simply finding a quiet time to connect with God in prayer can be enough to help provide you with the relief and peace that you’re searching for.
You will receive photos of your printed prayer request placed on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial after his crucifixion.
What is a Prayer Request?
Do you find yourself wondering what is a prayer request? If the answer is yes, then you wouldn’t be the only person to ponder this same question. A prayer request gives you the opportunity to make a special plea to God. These prayer requests to God can be simple such as:
Heavenly Father – I’m really struggling with a certain aspect of my life. You know what is in my heart and I know that nothing is done unless it is your Will.
There are times when a prayer request to God is something that needs to be more complex. If you have a friend or a loved one that is really struggling with an illness or health difficulty, you can pray a powerful prayer request on their behalf such as:
Please help *insert name here* in what they are struggling with today. Kindly hear my prayer request to God and look with favor on what I’m asking this day.
Prayer of Request to God
There are several reasons why a person could make a prayer of request to God. For example, if a loved one recently passed away, you may want to set aside time to make a prayer request for a deceased loved one. You can also make prayer requests to God if you’re feeling hopeless and helpless. For instance, prayers when you feel hopeless can help you to feel closer to God and feel His strength to make it through anything. When you include special prayers and prayer requests to God, you will undoubtedly feel a stronger connection with your faith.
Prayer Requests to God Through The Saints
There have been countless saints over the years that have struggled with different aspects of their life. However, regardless of what they were struggling with, a catholic prayer request and intercession through a saint can be one of the best ways to reach God. Here are some examples of prayers to saints for help:
- St. Jude Prayer Request
St. Jude was one of the original 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. One of the most popular prayer requests to St. Jude is:
Most Holy Apostle St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor who delivered your beloved Master into the hands of the enemies has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases and of things despaired of. Pray for me who am so needy; make use, I implore you of that particular privilege accorded to you to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolations and succor of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings particularly (here mention your petition) and that I may bless God with you and all the elect throughout eternity. I promise you, O blessed Jude to be ever mindful of this great favor, and I will never cease to honor you as my special and powerful patron and to do all in my power to encourage devotion to you. Amen.
- Prayer Request to St. Rita
St. Rita struggled with several hardships in her life. This is just one of the reasons why so many people send prayer requests to God through St. Rita. Here is an example of a prayer request to St. Rita:
O glorious St. Rita, your pleadings before the divine crucifix have been known to grant favors that many would call the impossible. Lovely St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so devoted in your love for thy crucified Jesus, speak on my behalf for my petition which seems so impossible from my humbled position. (Here mention your request ). Be propitious, O glorious St. Rita, to my petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy supplicant. Be lavish to me, as thou has been in so many wonderful cases for the greater glory of God. I promise, dear St. Rita, if my petition is granted, to glorify thee, by making known thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus I pray. Amen.
- Chaplet of Divine Mercy Prayer Request
One of the beautiful things about a Chaplet of Divine Mercy Prayer request is the fact that it’s something that can be said or sung. This was a prayer that was first developed by St. Faustina Kowalska and has grown to become a comforting prayer for Catholics all over the world.
Our powerful prayer library is filled with an abundance of prayers that you can use in your prayer request to God. Please read through them and find the peace and the solace that you’re searching for.