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Prayer Link

Why did Jesus pray so often? Jesus knew that prayer was a means of living out his relationship with his Father.

Every relationship requires communication – ongoing communication. Prayer is our way of listening and speaking to God, of communicating with God. Prayer, St. Theresa of Lisieux tells us, is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it is taking time frequently to be alone with the One who we know loves us.

Prayer is one of the marks of discipleship that we live here at the Cathedral. Beginning this summer, we will have an on-going exploration of prayer including personal prayers of thanksgiving and petition, the universal prayers of the Church that form the framework of the Mass and Liturgy of the Hours.

We are often asked to pray for others and we do so willingly. To that end we have decided to begin the Cathedral Prayer Link. Many of you may be familiar with Prayer Chains, circles or links. You may even have been the beneficiary of one. The idea is to make it simple and quick for you to spread your prayer requests or prayers of thanksgiving to many people in a short amount of time.

We have set up a dedicated phone line and a special e-mail address for your prayer requests. You simply call 414-276-9814, Ext.3204, or e-mail pray...@stjohncathedral.org and leave your prayer request. You can be as specific or as vague as you wish. We will monitor the line daily.

What can each Cathedral parishioner or friend do?

Volunteer to pray as part of the Cathedral Prayer Link. We will send e-mail prayer link requests as often as necessary. If you don’t have e-mail, we will arrange for you to receive a phone call to make you aware of the prayer needs. We can even send the requests to you by mail if you have no other means to receive them.

As a prayer volunteer, you are only asked to bring the needs and thanksgivings to God in your daily prayer. We will send everyone who volunteers to be a part of this ministry helpful prayer resources and we will up-date these materials periodically.

If you are interested in being part of our prayer link please let us know. Call Pat Wisialowski, 414-276-9814, ext. 3119 for questions or Helen Gadbois ext. 3118 to volunteer. We need as many people as possible to pray daily for friends, parishioners, family members, our entire community and we need a few people willing to contact those praying with us who do not use e-mail.

As you pray today – remember this request and call to volunteer. Thank you.

Pat Wisialowski, Pastoral Associate



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