Do you ever wonder what lengths God has gone to — to communicate with you? I doubt that we can ever know how much God cares for us and reaches out to us, at all times, in all places. Christians who feel inadequate in prayer may take heart. The very disciples who sat and ate and walked and talked with Jesus, those who watched him heal the sick and argue with religious leaders and perform miracles – these close friends of Jesus did not know how to pray. And they knew that they did not know how to pray. And so one disciple had the courage to say “Lord, teach us to pray.” And Jesus spoke a prayer that has come to be known as the Lord’s Prayer.
God is the real teacher of prayer, for real prayer involves the relinquishing of ourselves before God. We cannot control God’s answers to our prayers. But we can pray for courage to be open to the way God leads. In whatever circumstance you find yourself now – know that there is a God who cares, and a community united in prayer who will remember you to God. You are not alone. And the Love that enfolds us all knows no bounds.
Prayers often fall into categories of praise and wonder, gratitude and thanksgiving, petition for oneself and intercession for others. Prayer requests can be for anything sincere: the healing of body, mind or spirit for yourself or a loved one; for faith, hope and love; for forgiveness as someone who has caused harm or who has been harmed; for strength to cope with life; for a decision to be made; for the departed.
Please feel free to request prayer through this site. Fill out the simple form below, and your request will be sent to our prayer team via e-mail. Once weekly, the Holy Cross community of faith will join in remembering all prayer requests during that week to God. If you wish to leave an e-mail address, please do. But it is not necessary to request prayer.