How can we pray for you?
The parish Prayer Ministry team would love to pray for your intentions. Please use the form to the right to submit your prayer request. If you would like your request to remain confidential (that is, for only the Prayer Team Lead to see), please indicate this in the appropriate field on the form.
Members of the Prayer Ministry team are able to pray with you at our monthly Water in the Desert event, held one Saturday a month in the church. Find out more about that event here.
The Power of Intercessory Prayer
An intercessor is one who prays on behalf of another. As Catholics, we believe that the saints, who dwell with Christ in heaven, can pray in a special way on our behalf, and that we also can pray to God the Father for the needs of others.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "Since Abraham, intercession - asking on behalf of another has been characteristic of a heart attuned to God's mercy. In the age of the Church, Christian intercession participates in Christ's, as an expression of the communion of saints. In intercession, he who prays looks "not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others," even to the point of praying for those who do him harm. (CCC 2635)"
Novenas are nine days of prayer through the intercession of a particular saint. To learn more about this devotion, this article from Blessed Is She is helpful. To receive reminders about praying upcoming novenas, and to receive daily prayers during a parish novena, join the email list at CTRRCAV.flocknote.com/CTRNovenas.
Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.