In this section you may submit your prayer requests, and discover helpful prayer resources.
We ask that you please pray for the Companions of the Cross priests and seminarians, and for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Companions specific prayer requests are listed below:
- Please pray for the priests who have moved to new assignments and parishes this year
- Please pray for authentic renewal in the Church
- Please pray for a full recovery for the priests and seminarians who are ill or injured (especially Fr. Ed Wade)
- Please continue praying for Fr. Bob Bedard's soul
What is prayer?
Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God. (St. John Damascene) Prayer is communing with God. Whether expressed in words or gestures, it is the whole person that prays. It is a living relationship between God and us: The Holy Spirit and ourselves, in union with Christ Jesus, pray to the Father. Prayer may be communal and public, or individual and private; formal or informal; vocal or silent; active or receptive. The Catechism of the Catholic Church has a large section on prayer and may be viewed on the Vatican web site here.
The goal of Christian prayer is union with God. We are seeking to communicate and be in communion with the living God who is reaching out to us. People are hungering for an experience of God - because we are made by God and for God. The Catholic Church has a rich and deep tradition of prayer. We literally have thousands of saints who have written about prayer and their experiences with God - and how to be in touch with him (St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Therese of Lisieux). These saints can teach us the way. They are also incredibly diverse! Soldiers, housewives... from every walk of life, every tribe and tongue.