Prayer Intentions

Send us your prayer intentions!

Are you or a loved one in need of prayers? Praying for you is part of our mission at Catholic World Mission. We firmly believe that prayer is a powerful means of connecting with God. When we pray, we are not just talking to the air. We are looking toward heaven and acknowledging our dependence on God. As we appeal to Him, we recognize God’s goodness with deep reverence and thankfulness.

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Whether you send in your prayer intention by mail, online, over the phone or by e-mail, we will lift you up in prayer the following Friday afternoon. We reserve a special time for you to beg God to bless you abundantly.


Week of January 13, 2020

Lord, hear our prayer…

Healing of my lung cancer; A job as soon as possible for all the unemployed, underemployed, and those unhappy with their jobs; For all the sick, especially those who have no one to pray for them; for those in nursing homes; Sick relatives & friends, that they can be healed; Good health for my sister, brother-in-law, and friends; Peace, Healing of family; Souls in Purgatory; Health of my parents; For sons to fulfill their vocations joyfully; Holy, joyful marriage; Return to faith of relatives; Peace for all who suffer; Repose of soul of a dear friend; For my husband and I, we are struggling trying to conceive a baby, it will be 4 years soon and for all others struggling with infertility; Healing of ovarian cancer; For my sons; For healing from anxiety, depression, drug addiction; Help in the studies and faith for a friend; Healing of my friend’s cancer; For those who serve the Lord; For family; World peace; End of abortion; For the recovery of Church; For holiness growth; For good health for myself (90 years) and my wife (87 years); For our marriage, holiness, purity; for our children and their spouses; Return to faith of relatives and friends; For children with cancer; For healing of depression and anxiety for my uncle; For college decisions; To find a good job for a friend; For good health, happiness, finances and personal matters, prosperity and guidance; Repose of the souls of my wife, parents and loved ones; Health and safety of our family; Healing of loved ones; Return to church of family members; For the Church and all religious; That my family and my brothers’ families are protected against adversity and help to attain our eternal salvation, most of all; That we are all cured of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual ills; For successful chemo therapy and free from cancer; Happy, holy death; world peace; Pure and clean heart and mind; for the poor souls in Purgatory; Conversion of sinners; End of abortion and terrorism; safety or our military ; For all missionaries & religious; For good friends; Health of family, relatives, friends and myself; For the Pope…

Our Holy Father’s Intentions for January 2020

Promotion of World Peace

We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

What Kind of Prayer Intention Can I Submit?

Prayer changes everything. Prayer, at its heart, is an act of faith, asking God to step in and believing that He is both willing and able to listen to us. There is no prayer intention too large or too small — you can ask for God’s help with every need.

Jesus said to bring our every need before God, and He assured us that “whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.” (John 16:23)

Whatever your needs may be, prayer provides strong relief to a variety of situations you may face. Some people find that prayers help them in everyday life or with difficulties placed before them. Please share your prayer intentions with us. Whether they’re for you or someone you know, we will join you in your prayers regarding:

  • Finances or financial security
  • Health concerns
  • Marriages
  • Children
  • Happiness
  • Peace and unity
  • Addiction
  • Strength and guidance
  • Deceased family members
  • The suffering faithful around the world
  • And more

Nothing is off limits. When we lift up your prayer intention, we add our prayers to what you are praying for. We will ask special favor from God for any circumstances you, your family or someone you know may be going through. Your prayer intentions are sacred, and you can rest assured that we honor them.

Can I Submit a Prayer Intention If I Am Not Catholic?

At Catholic World Mission, we are committed to teaching the beliefs of the Catholic Church, bringing Christ everywhere we go and providing support by helping the poor and spreading the Gospel. However, we are here for all individuals regardless of their faith. Wherever there is a need, we serve. When you submit a prayer intention, you or your loved one does not need to be Catholic or even believe in God for us to pray.

By lifting up your prayer intention on your behalf, we believe it benefits the world and reflects the love God has for His people.

Submit Your Prayer Intention Online

You’re not alone. Everyone needs prayer. We would love to pray for you or someone you care for. We invite you to fill out the Prayer Intention form on this page. Once you submit your prayer intention, our team commits to praying with you the following Friday afternoon.

Sending your prayer intention is completely free. You do not need to make a commitment to Catholic World Mission in order for us to pray for you. However, if you would like, we invite you to learn more about our Mission to serve as the hands, feet and eyes of Christ to children and families in communities throughout the world.