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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. Maria Faustina Kowalska, the secretary and apostle of God's Mercy.

Answered Prayers!

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Since its founding in 1995, the Marians' Divine Mercy Intercessory Prayerline has served more than 1.5 million people who have sought comfort and healing through prayer.

Headquartered at the Marian Helpers Center here in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, the Prayerline has received countless calls, e-mails, and letters from people telling us how their prayers had been answered, whether they were everyday needs or matters of life-and-death.

Today, we begin the first in an occasional series that shares recent correspondence from people who have turned to the Prayerline:

From Juanita: "Thanks so much for praying for my brother for healing from third-degree burns. After a week, he was back to walking. Wounds healed very fast." May God be praised.

Jane, age 41, expecting first child and having difficulty, was placed on the Prayerline. A woman called back to say "Jane gave birth to a healthy 7-pound girl and mom and baby are doing great." Praise God!

From Carol: "Harry had a hernia infection that has spread throughout his body and he was expected to die. He is now doing well. He believes he was healed through this Divine Mercy ministry."

From Dorothy in Massachusetts: "I wrote to you about three weeks ago requesting prayer for my sister-in-law. She was taken to the hospital with severe chest pains. They transferred her to another hospital where they found two blocked arteries in her heart. She didn't have to have open-heart surgery; the doctor gave her pills to take instead. When my sister got home, she also noticed her hip was better. She had been dragging her leg for several months. Also, she used to be in terrible pain when swallowing food. That also is better. When Jesus heals He certainly does miracles. Praise the Lord. God bless all of you. Thank you for your prayers."

Alex called from the hospital to say he had the heart surgery. Doctors told him he had been dead on the table but miraculously came out of it. He is now well on the way to a full recovery.

George called asking for prayers for a friend's grandson who had a tumor in the bone of his leg. The doctors thought they would have to amputate the leg. George called back to say that on a follow-up visit to oncology, "the doctors discovered the tumor had come out of the bone and was dissolving itself within the boy's body. Neither chemo, nor radiation treatment will be required. Praise God!"

Louise called asking for prayers for her husband who had lost his wallet on the bus. She called back to say the bus driver found the wallet and returned it to her husband on his return trip that evening. Thank you, Lord!

Harriet asked us to pray to our Lord for a difficult situation at work, where a very abusive individual was threatening her position, her reputation and her peace of mind. She called back several days later to say the person in question contacted her with a complete change of heart and an apology. Praise be to our most merciful God!

From Janet: "I recently asked St. Faustina to assist me in putting together a full day of conferences on The Divine Mercy. All miraculously worked out. We had very little time to get the word out and trusted that God would have attend those He wanted to attend."

Sue's daughter had eloped two years earlier. Her 1-year-old granddaughter had not been baptized. Sue called the Prayerline and after a Novena to The Divine Mercy, her daughter and husband were married in the Church with the baby being baptized the day after the wedding. Praise God!

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 turn to our Prayerline. The service is free. The ministry's staff is available daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST). Send us your prayer petitions or call us at 1-800-804-3823.

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Mary Ann L June 2 2014 - Jun 2, 2014

We want to share the story of God Mercy for and man ,name Bob who had lasped in his faith for 38 years, was to undergo a very serious operation this morning in a VA hospital and his son ask the nurse if she could reach a Catholic Priest. She did, and he was from the same Diocese Bob became a Catholic in over 40 years ago, they new the same Priests ,and when asked if he would like to receive the anointing of the sick, he said yes and also was given absolution, and told when he is out of recovery this Priest will bring him Euchrist.

Is God's Mercy not amazing !!! I am his first wife and his son is mine also and that son returned to his faith 5 years ago after being away for 24 year. Love conquers all and opens wide the gates of Mercy to flow out and heal.

Praise be Jesus Christ now and Forever.

SVM - Mar 22, 2011

I had asked for prayers to secure a seat for my professional studies at the University in the United States. I was rewarded with a seat at my top choice University. I have been asking prayers for the last 2 years, when I was giving my various exams and I passed all of them with flying colors.
It is all thanks to God and Jesus's Divine Mercy for showering me with His choiciest Blessings.
To all my friends who prayed for me at the Divine Mercy Shrine, I thank you with all my heart.
My husband and I will visit the shrine this spring to offer our thanks.
I will continue to pray the Chaplet and be devouted to Divine Mercy all my life.
Again, Thank you.
Praise the Lord!

elizabeth - Jan 3, 2010

my husband is presently in hospital after having had a stroke and thank God ! he is doing better and he and family are grateful for his steady recovery -
Ihave called several times thruout the years and spent some time as a prayer line minister myself - your prayers for intention we value highly -
thank you again !

Patricia - Dec 3, 2009

I made several request for prayer for my husband Kenneth who underwent Cardiac Catherization on Monday November 30th, 2009. Jesus showered him with Divine Mercy, Protection, and Love ! The Doctor was looking for more blocked arteries, that had showed up on a tread mill test and picture scan. When he went in side his heart to take a better look and to place stents, there were No Blockages ! The Doctor was Elated , he said it must have been a False Positive Test! I don't think so, I Believe that Jesus Healed Him thru prayer from the prayer line and all those praying for him at Eden Hill ! God showed him Divine Mercy ! Thank You So Much and God Bless Everyone ! On Monday November 30th, I received an Early Christmas Present from God, My Husband free of heart blockages that showed up on his heart scan but none to be seen when the Docotr went inside to repair them. We could feel His Presence, feel His Love, feel His Mercy ! We are Rejoicing and Giving Thanks ! God Bless !

Cathy - Nov 14, 2009

Thank you to Brother Paul and all the intercessory people who pray for our intentions What a comfort when something is really worrisome thank you again for answered prayers through Divine Mercy

Christina - Mar 18, 2008

I offer my daughter's chest problem to the Divine Mercy of Our Lord and I lay this at the foot of the Cross for healing. As well I would like to request for a special intentions for my husband who does not attend church and doesn't take part in religious activities. I would like the Divine Mercy to change him to be a catholic soon.

Chase Crawford - Mar 13, 2008

Please everyone who reads this pray for the recovery...if it is God's will, for Chase Crawford, 18 yrs. old.,battling Cancer for 5 has lukemia... Thank-you so much...for your prayers

Ann T. - Feb 26, 2008

I've been a frequent caller to the Prayerline over the years. I have recieved so much comfort, and support from this ministry and am deeply grateful. My answered prayers are too numerous to print! Thank you.

L.G.M. - Jan 24, 2008

Thank you for all the help that HE gave me and prayers are like plants that has to be said everyday every moment.
I had an accident at home that I felt GOD's presence.

A.V. - Jan 19, 2008

Thank you !

Thank you for the many occasions when He reminds us - through the prayer line and such - of His Mercy and Merits , on behalf of each , when the roaring lion comes in with its accusations ! For all the times He has protected us and will continue to lead us on, in spite of ourselves.
Thank you to all whose willingness to do good, even in the midst of sufferings, help us all !