Sending prayer requests online can be the start of an awe-inspiring experience. It helps bring a sense of calm and trust to difficult situations, strengthens your Catholic community, and demonstrates the incredible power of prayer.

When you submit prayer requests through our website, members of our community respond to those requests with whole-hearted and joyful prayers for your intentions. To date, we have received and responded to more than 2,500 prayer requests online. All are welcome, and no request is too small or too big for our Lord.

“The Lord is near. 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.”

Philippians 4:5-7

Benefits of Prayer Requests Online

Why should you submit prayer requests online when you can pray to God for your requests on your own? Many find that, for their most important concerns and requests for our Lord, sharing their prayers with others can bring comfort and hope. This is one way in which we can live out the “Communion of Saints” from the Creed we profess every Sunday. The Church encourages us to share our prayer requests with each other, both those still striving for holiness in this life and those who have entered into the joy of Heaven.

We will listen with compassion and lift up your prayers alongside our own.

Concerns taken to heart

Many of our petitioners are touched to know that someone is listening and taking their concerns to heart. Like Venerable Bruno Lanteri before us, Oblates of the Virgin Mary try to be wise and gentle shepherds who inspire confidence in God’s merciful love, reflecting the presence of Jesus by sharing in others’ joys and sorrows.

100+ prayer warriors behind you

When you submit a prayer request through our website, it is shared with more than 100 prayer warriors around the world. We lift up the petitions that we receive through the intercession of Ven. Bruno Lanteri. It’s a powerful spiritual force to be reckoned with!

“I know that my brother Oblates throughout the United States and around the world, as well as some trusted friends of the congregation, receive the prayer request reports which I share and faithfully lift up these petitions in their prayers.”

Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV

Answering Requests

Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV, is the seminarian who spearheads our prayer requests online. He is responsible for organizing requests, responding to them, and joining you in prayer.

“As I’m processing the new requests, I’m actively interceding for the petitioners through the intercession of Ven. Bruno. It’s a very consoling and prayerful experience for me! Every day, we Oblates pray the Prayer to Ven. Bruno Lanteri, and I make a point of including all the requests we’ve received – both in person and through the website – in that prayer.” — Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV

How we answer requests

Prayer requests submitted through our website are sent to a core group of Oblates, who review them initially and note requests that need a personal response, whether for crisis situations or other reasons at our discretion. We try to respond within 24 hours to urgent requests, such as an ongoing medical crisis. 

Every week, Br. Leland downloads the recently submitted prayer requests. All the prayer requests are tracked on a computer and Br. Leland starts by looking for updates on previously received requests and updating our records, as well as creating new records for new requests. Then he shares the updates and new requests with members of our community. Oblates of the Virgin Mary can then pray for these requests in our daily prayers, through the intercession of our founder Ven. Bruno Lanteri.

“It’s such a blessing to share in the joys and sorrows of families all around the world and to entrust them to God’s love through the intercession of Ven. Bruno Lanteri. Moreover, I’m firmly convinced that Ven. Bruno is a saint for our times, and his message is becoming more and more important for men and women to hear today. Should he be declared a saint, his message will be able to reach many more souls throughout the Church.”

Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV

Prayer Requests at Work

We always encourage you to update us on the status of your prayer requests. We care about your petitions, and we value the opportunity to be present in prayer with you through your sorrows and your joys. Since we pray through the intercession of Ven. Bruno Lanteri, we are also praying for miracles that can be attributed to his intercession and aid his cause for canonization.

To date, we’ve received more than 2,500 prayer requests online. The results we’ve heard from those who send us updates have been truly incredible. It only strengthens our faith in the future sainthood of Ven. Bruno Lanteri.

For example, Ven. Bruno Lanteri suffered from problems with his eyesight, and he’s proven to be an effective intercessor for people with vision problems. We’ve seen relationships healed and marriages reconciled. We’ve prayed for children in poor health who are now thriving. We’ve even seen people discover their faith and convert to Catholicism.

“Ven. Bruno said that miracles of conversion are greater works of grace than miracles of physical healing, and he seems to have a preference for interceding for souls in that way. In a number of cases, people who have been resistant to conversion have had their hearts softened and even asked to receive the sacraments, sometimes in their final hours.”

Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV

What are you waiting for? Send us your prayer requests online today. We’d be honored to lift up your prayers through the intercession of Ven. Bruno Lanteri and to share in your joys and sorrows. Let us pray!

3 comments on “Prayer Requests Online: Answering Requests & Praying With You”

  1. 1
    James Flahive on July 16, 2021

    Thanksgiving for my family
    Sorrow for all my sins with a firm purpose of amendment
    Mercy and forgiveness
    A clean heart
    Patience and understanding
    Peace of mind
    All the unborn and forgotten souls in Purgatory
    The Pope and his intentions
    Repeal of legalized abortion
    Consecration of Russia by the Pope with all the bishops as Our Lady of Fatima requested
    Grace to resist temptation
    Mary and her intentions
    Final perseverance
    Mary’s and my own happy and holy deaths

  2. 2
    James Flahive on July 16, 2021

    Thank you for knowing that my petitions are read and prayed for by the Oblate Community

  3. 3
    Deborah M. Dyer on July 16, 2021

    Thank you for offering this—-another blessing from the Oblates!
    Please pray for my husband Joe. He has Waldenstrom’s (a rare form of blood cancer.) At present he is asymptomatic and is doing well, but his condition is clinically described as “smoldering.” Please pray that his condition remains stable.
    Also, Joe is blind in one eye with complications in his good eye. Please pray that he retains the vision that he
    presently has.
    Many (most!) of my relatives have left the Church; please join me in praying for their return.

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