Prayer Chain


February 2018

”Where thee is love, there can always be hope. Where there is God, there can always be peace.

Thank you for your daily prayers for all those in need.  We know the power of prayer!

Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Bob Smith and for the repose of his soul.”

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Don Brown who has passed away. May he rest in peace.”

“June Ward passed away on 1/29/18. She died peacefully in her sleep. Thanks to all for their prayers...

“continued prayers appreciated for family of Troy Thomsen, the son of one of our prayer chain members, who died suddenly and unexpectedly leaving Karla his wife and their twin son and daughter.”

Petitions in Bold are new

Prayers needed for a parishioner just diagnosed with breast cancer as she starts treatment
Prayers needed for a parishioner's friend.  She has just been diagnosed  with liver, bone and lung cancer and the outlook is not good
Prayers for recovery for a high school senior suffering from mega seizures. May doctors find the cause & the cure
Prayers needed for Jack who has had multiple surgerys and medical problems that he has better health
Prayers needed for a parishioner having a breast biopsy next week, for good results
For my brother-in-law, Richard, prayers for a successful recovery from surgery
Pat F. needs prayers for successful treatment for Parkenson's Disease
Prayers for a parishioner's dear friend whose Cancer has returned after several years of remission.  It has now spread to many areas of her body and her prognosis is not good.  She desperately wants to be able to be at her daughter's wedding in June.  Prayers are needed for Jill and her family.  She is an absolute believer in the power of prayer.
Prayers are needed for workers at a Madison company.   The workers are worried they will be let go after the company has recently been purchased by another company.
Please pray for Duane who had hip surgery on Jan. 11.  He is back in the hospital with renal failure and a possible infection.

Please pray for great test results for Rhonda who is having a Pet scan next week to check if the chemo is shrinking her tumors

Please pray for Tina, a young friend of a parishioner just diagnosed with cancer

For Joy Witkins sister, Dixie, who is suffering from ALS and has difficulty with her daily routines

Prayers needed for 5 yr. old Bryant being treated for a serious skin disease. That they can find a cause and start proper treatment as he is suffering from a terrible itching

Prayers needed for a sweet unborn baby girl and her mother, that God bless and watch over them as things are not going well right now

Prayers needed for Mary Fischer to get well soon

Prayers for all retirement homes and those affected by the flu

Prayers needed for Harvey Pohlie who has cancer, for successful treatment

Prayers for strength needed for Jim R. who is in the last stages of cancer and for his family

Prayers needed for Jennifer wiegand who has broken her left ankle

Prayers needed for the unborn grandson of Mary Pat & Tom Cook. There is a small chance that his heart/kidneys will be abnormal due to Umbilical cord issues

Prayers for Catherine Gehred Griffin who is having cancer surgery of her liver on February 6th

For Bobbie, who is having genetic testing to find out her chances of pancreatic cancer.  Her dad and 2 uncles passed away from this terrible disease, and her oldest sister, passed away Jan. 2, 2018 from this same disease.  Prayers for a successful outcome

Prayers needed for Janice, who has 3rd stage breast cancer and will have a double mastectomy; for successful surgery, treatment, and for her family

Pray for children in Child Protective Services as they heal from emotional, physical abuse and neglect

Prayers for St. Joseph parishioners in assisted living and nursing homes

Prayers for those who have lost or are losing their jobs because of plant closings or downsizing

Prayers for all those grieving the loss of a loved one

Prayers for all petitions added during this month


Prayers that Teresa will be in good health and be able to return home from her stay in the hospital

Prayers for Mae Stellmacher, a grandmother, who is very sick and needs prayers

For Laura, a nurse, suffering from severe knee problems, had to give up her job, has a positive attitude but needs prayers for recovery

For a parishioner’s mother, Ruth, who has multiple health problems

Prayers needed for Margaret, help for her fears and successful surgery in January,

Prayers needed for a family of five children who lost their mother due to cancer, their father has mental problems and their grandma, Julia, is helping the best she can

Prayers needed for my niece Teri, successful recovery from brain surgery

Prayers needed for Denise Hodgson who is seriously ill and may need a kidney transplant

Prayers needed for Marlene who was in a serious car accident and is in critical condition

Successful surgery & recovery for a parishioner's friend involved in a serious accident & strength for his family during this difficult time


Prayers needed for Mary Carlin who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

Prayers for Bob who is having brain surgery for a serious tremor, that it is successful

Please pray for a young man who is going through surgery for an aneurysm and heart problems

Prayers needed for Justine; successful surgery and recovery from serious health problems.

Prayers needed for Pat F. - successful treatment for Parkinson’s Disease


Continued prayers for Jill suffering with severe multiple scleroses and for her husband, Mark who is caring for her and also has health problems

Prayers for Mary Schlesner; successful physical therapy since surgery, that she is able to walk

Prayers Prayers for Karen to participate in needed therapy since her recent knee surgery

Pray for healing & peace of mind for Bill & family as he is treated for 3 (90%) blockages of arteries.

Prayers for Tony who has Parkinson's disease, successful surgery & recovery.

Prayers for successful treatment for a parishioner's friend John, just diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Prayers for three separate special intentions from parishioners

Prayers for improved health for Linda, who is in the hospital with congestive heart failure

For Judy Ostler; recovery for injuries in an auto accident & recovery of the sight in her injured eye

Prayers for Ron, successful recovery from serious surgery, and strength for his wife Sandy

Prayers for Mrs. K, correct diagnosis & speedy recovery

Prayers for Laverne Ketcherside for help to maintain her strength and faith as she helps and supports her husband Mike since his surgery and as a cancer survivor herself


Prayers needed for Jerry who deserted his faith, work, children and grand children after the death of his wife that he returns to faith and family

Prayers for a parishioner's son with a serious drug addiction & for the family & loved ones involved

Prayers are much needed for a parishioner's nephew, Terry from Texas, who has a cancerous brain tumor and will have surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy.  Prayers also for his family

Prayers for strength for the parents and grandparents of Baby Charlotte who will be born with Spina Bifida and for God's will

Prayers for 12 yr. old Makena Eighmy whose cancer has returned and is again having chemo treatments

Prayers needed for Matthew C who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  His treatment will include both chemo and surgery

Prayers for the successful treatment of a parishioner recently diagnosed with cancer

Prayers needed for Debbie Pierce who has just been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and for successful treatment

Continued prayers for MaryLou's daughter who is healing from emergency surgery that she will have a successful recovery

Prayers needed for Emma, 14, successful recovery from surgery to remove and replace a shunt


Prayers needed for MaryAnn for continued courage for dealing with a terminal illness along with other challenges in life to continue with heartfelt service for others

Prayers for Betty Schmaling for a successful and speedy recovery from a broken knee without surgery


Prayers needed for a parishioner whose metastatic cancer has returned

Prayers for a parishioner’s daughter, Teri, who has several health issues and is in severe pain, that her doctors find some answers for her

Prayers needed for a parishioner's family member with a serious liver problem

Prayers for strength for an elderly person who lost a lot of money in a scam and is now struggling to pay rent, her bills and for her family to be more understanding and forgiving

Prayers for successful surgery and recovery for Duane who will be having surgery to repair damage done June 19th to his inner ear

Prayers are needed for Bob having unknown bleeding in the colon.  He has had some surgery and more is scheduled.  Prayers needed for successful surgery and recovery


Prayers for better health for Sean and strength to make positive choices

Prayers for Gerry suffering from a debilitating condition and needs help in her home

Prayers for Chris suffering with mental illness

Prayers needed for John, who had a stroke

Prayers for Gary R. - successful results from treatment for a serious infection

Prayers for Bev successful recovery from back surgery

Prayers needed for Amy Fahey for successful recovery from open heart surgery


Prayers for Karen- recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Prayers for a parishioner’s two family friends with a drinking problem

For Mona, the grandmother of a friend of a parishioner who is having health issues and to determine what is or isn't feasible to prolong her life

For strength for Kelly, just diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer & starting treatment next week and for her worried young son that he feel loved and supported  

For a parishioner's friend diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and now shingles; payers for her & her family to deal with these newest health issues

Prayers for Louise Keating who is in assisted living, diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and for recovery from a fall resulting in hip surgery

Prayers for a parishioner's daughter in her in her employment search in finding employment

Prayers needed for Trish; successful recovery from hip surgery


Prayers for Maria who has Parkinsons & her family is negligent in properly taking care of her meds

Prayers for Charlie Bardanwerper recovering from a stroke and for his family

Prayers for the premature baby of a parishioner’s Granddaughter who had an emergency cesarean 

Prayers needed for Deanna Shimpach who has gone through a couple of surgeries on her leg

Prayers for Terry who is in the hospital with life threatening health problems

Continued prayers for Walt Herrmann who is in a rehab nursing home

Prayers needed for Don; good test results and improved health

Prayers needed for Dave, a young man, with an ankle wound and serious medical problems.                 4/17   

Prayers for Steve Stephenson recovering from a stroke

Prayers needed for Karen Seifert who has cancer and is on hospice in Richland Center​

Prayer for Jeanne, sweet daughter of a parishioner's friend, just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Prayers needed for continued healing for Judy Maas

3/17    Prayers are needed for 3 yr. Lucas who has been running high fevers; that Doctors make him well

Prayers for Robert Murley; recovery from surgery, several falls and for his wife Joan, his caregiver

Prayers for a successful recovery for Terry who had open-heart surgery and an aneurism removed

Prayers are needed for a parishioner's grandson, Caleb (13months) who is in the pediatric intensive care unit in Salt Lake City and prayers for his family 


For updates on petitions, or new requests:  phone:  Judy Mueller  563-6867  email:                                                                                                         

Please let me know if any petitions that were removed need to be put back on. Petitions not terminal or cancer are removed

after six months and all petitions are removed after one year. If you would like them on longer, give me a call, or email and I will give them a current date.   


Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.   Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.