“The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes . . . for the saints according to the will of God” --Romans 8:26-27
Prayer is the most powerful force known to humanity. Throughout the history of God’s relationship with His People, there have been men and woman who have “stood in the gap” and interceded for others before the Lord. This intercessory prayer is particularly important for Christians, who are called to offer their prayer, and indeed their whole selves, for the sake of the world.
Because we have been made partakers in Jesus’ victory over sin and death (1 John 4:4), we have the authority as sons and daughters of God to pray for others, pushing back the darkness of sin and oppression. In prayer, we have a weapon that has “divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).That kind of weaponry—the power of prayer— is something God invites us to use as we seek not only personal transformation but the transformation of the world as well.
A group of parishioners here at Queen of the Rosary Parish meets regularly to pray and intercede for our faith community, our local village, and the wider world. If you have a specific prayer request or need at this time, click here and let us know. We will begin praying for that need or request immediately.
If you or someone you know would like to be added to our parish Sick List, please contact the Parish Office at 847-437-0403 or click here.
If you would like to receive personal and directed prayer for healing (whether from physical, emotional, or spiritual issues), please email Keith Strohm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to arrange to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish Office (847-437-0403).