Since its founding in 1995, the Divine Mercy Intercessory Prayerline has served more than 1.5 million people who have sought comfort and healing through prayer.
Meet the Prayerline
"Hello," says Br. Paul Brandt, picking up a ringing phone. "This is Br. Paul. How can I help you?"
It's a question you hear emanating nearly non-stop from the rows of cubicles in the Divine Mercy Intercessory Prayerline's office, headquartered at the Marian Helpers Center here in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.
"Just knowing that we can be of service and be 'foot washers,' like Jesus did of old, is what I find most rewarding," says Cathy Chichester, the prayerline's supervisor, during a break in the calls.
Who are the people who administer the Divine Mercy Intercessory Prayerline? Like Br. Paul and Catherine, they are people who have responded to the call of God and who have been graced by the charism of intercessory prayer, so desperately needed at this time in our history.
The intercessors don't offer counseling. They listen. They pray with callers, and they pray for callers and those who send their petitions via mail or electronically. Then, the intercessors pray for each intention in Our Lady of Mercy Oratory, located adjacent to the ministry's office.
The intercessors pray for all intentions during their daily Holy Hour. The intentions are also remembered at two daily Masses, the 3 p.m. Hour of Great Mercy and in the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy.
Each intention is then placed into a prayer box beneath a 1st-class relic of St. Faustina Kowalska, the secretary and apostle of God's Mercy.
Do you have a prayer request?
"Nothing is too small or too great with our Lord," says Cathy Chichester, the prayerline's supervisor.
We invite you to call us (1-800-804-3823), e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org), fill out our online form, or write us with your prayer intention.
Our mailing address is:
The Divine Mercy Prayerline
Marian Helpers Center
Stockbridge, MA 01263