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Brother Michael Opalacz, MIC, speaks to a prayer petitioner from the prayerline office in the Marian Helpers Center in Stockbridge, Mass.

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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 receives calls, e-mails, and letters from people all around the world telling us how their prayers had been answered, whether they were everyday needs or matters of life-and-death.

The following is one in an occasional series that shares recent correspondence from people who have turned to the Prayerline:

"Miracles abound! V. agreed to receive anointing/absolution last night and received Eucharist for the first time in over 30 years today. He is feeling better. No fevers ... and may come home from the hospital tomorrow. Thanks for all the prayers. Praise God!"
Joann, email

"I requested your prayers for getting the green card from the US GOVT for my son-in-law. I am happy to tell you that the LORD has answered your prayers and I thank the Lord and you for praying and giving support. My son-in-law has been granted 140 status. This is the status prior to sanctioning the green card. At this stage it is difficult to get this and so it is a miracle. Requesting your continued prayers for the green card and thanking you once again."
— J., email

"I am glad to inform you about wonderful news. Praise God! I have successfully cleared the group discussion round and have been selected for the post at the airport. Thanks for your prayers."
— Lloyd, email

"I would like to thank you for all prayers. I took my Canadian Registered Safety Professional exam on Oct. 4 and asked for your prayers numerous times. I just got the result, and I am so grateful in His Divine Mercy, and I'm thankful to all of you for your prayers. May GOD bless you always."
— Analyn, email

Dorothy called thanking us for our prayers. She had no blood clot in her leg, and her son found a job. Praise God!

Jessica had asked for prayers to find an apartment that would allow her to keep her dog. She called back to say she found the apartment she needed. Praise God!

"Dear Marians of the Immaculate Conception:
I want to give you good news, and thank God and Mary and you for your prayers, because this petition was answered. Baby Sophía, 11 months old and with a cyst in her brain, had a successful surgery and is recovering in excellent conditions to celebrate her first birthday.
Thank God, Mary, and you for your prayers."
— M.R., email

Susan called the Prayerline when her doctor told her he suspected that she had multiple sclerosis. She called back to say all tests were negative. Praise God!

Kay asked for prayers for her son who was going before a judge for a disability hearing. He was granted disability. Thank you, Lord.

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow. We just heard from John G's family. His brain surgeon expected to find one, if not two, brain tumors today, but instead found NONE. Another miracle due to our prayers."
— Pat, email

A woman called to say her daughter, Alicia, passed all her court reporting tests. Praise God!

Leila called to thank us for praying for her to be able to stop smoking. She no longer has any urge to smoke. Thank the Lord!

A woman called asking for prayers for her daughter who was in a custody battle with her ex-husband. She called back to say the court case was completed and she retained custody of her daughters. Praise God!

Marie (82-years old) called and told us, "I offered all my sufferings up to our Lord and am now pain free. I love The Divine Mercy with all my heart. Thank you Divine Mercy Prayerline and thank God for blessings received."

Mary called to thank us for praying for her husband, James. The surgery was a success, and he is recovering nicely. Praise God!

"Thanks for your prayers for Maria. Her X-ray was perfect!"
— Paul, email

A woman had called asking prayers for her granddaughter, Lori, who was
in desperate need of employment. She called back to say Lori found
a job and will start Monday. Praise God!

A woman called asking prayers for her neighbor, Diane, who had been missing for four days. She called back to say she heard from Diane who was on her way home. Thank you Lord!

A man called asking prayers for his daughter, Evelyn, who he had not heard from for 47 days. Every attempt to reach her failed. He called back to say, after leaving the prayer request with the intercessor, he received a call from Evelyn and they were reconciled. Thank God!

A woman called to thank us for praying for her neighbor, Rosemary, a young mother who suffered a stroke and was paralyzed on one side of her body. Rosemary is out of the hospital, after one week, and walked to her neighbor's house to thank her for her prayers.
Praise God!

"Hello. Thank you so much for your prayers for my wife, Denise! Praise God ... the test came back benign ... we still have more procedures to go, but this is huge! Thank you so much again!"
—Paul, email

"Remember a while back I asked you guys to please pray for a newer van for Brad and I? Well, out of the blue last month, I received a letter from Medicaid
asking me what I needed for Brad. And not really thinking that they would, I
said a van, a standing frame or a laptop computer to help him w/school. Well
about a week later they contacted me again and offered us $20,000 towards a
van! Can you believe it? After meeting their criteria, etc. Brad and I received the new van last Thursday! Praise God! This van starts w/a key! Remember my old van started with a screwdriver? It has air conditioning, power windows, locks, a radio, and carpeting (my old van didn't have any, and when I would make a turn, Brad would sometimes slide a little ... we would called this x-games). It has blinkers (no more rolling down the window in winter to make a signal), headlights that aren't dangling, and best of all, a ramp that folds out when the side door opens up. Brad can just roll right on in, no more pushing up and over to get him in. PRAISE GOD! What an awesome God we serve! Once again He has provided for us something we could never have done for ourselves and didn't deserve or earn. Take care and God Bless You guys."
—Delsa, email

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Jerome - Jun 2, 2021

Please Pray for my Green Card (I-140 Approval with Old Priority Date)

Lizy - May 20, 2021

Please ma I need your prayers and help for my dv lottery results. I have won the dv lottery but there is a lot of confusion in the air. I know God is a Game changer. I need your prayers on this some one help me to play the lottery and now the information she put we don't know it. We don't know if she played me as single or as married. And for me to fill the form I must fill the same information there filled during application. I know there is nothing impossible for God to do. Because from research it says if you fill a different information you will be denied the visa. I really need Gods intervention on this Matter. Ma please join your faith with my own let's pray thanks I Know I will be grandes the visa

EX BACK - May 18, 2021

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Stella - Nov 27, 2020

Please pray for me and the father of my child so we can win green cards from the lottery.we would love to get the oppoertunity to travel to the us,study and get a better life.

KayMarie - Jun 26, 2019

I am 50 and never married and no children though I have tried to find someone I always come up empty as if cursed. Please pray our Lord would help me find a good man that is his will for me to marry and if its his will I would by miracle have a child and family of my own.

Rodney - Dec 6, 2018

Please pray for my marriage. My wife says she doesn’t love me anymore.

Dee - Aug 10, 2018

Remove & Heal Past & Present Hurts, Barriers & Distance; Physical, Mental & Spiritual Separating Bobby & Dee-Unite Them As One, This Day & Everyday!

New Jersey - Apr 1, 2018

I have been asking our Lord for a Job and God will bless me with one. I have gone through a lot of them and God will Grant me a good job that is suitable and it will be granted soon.

JOAN - Mar 4, 2018

My mom, Joan diagnosed with Leukemia (chronic) in 2016 - everyday at 3pm I prayed divine Mercy that she would not suffer. August of 2016 - Dr said leukemia cleared. Not in danger zone - thank U DIVINE MERCY

Good results - Mar 16, 2016

Thank you for all the prayers for me for my good results. I am so grateful divine mercy for hearing my prsyers.

RAH - Oct 22, 2014

The journey towards getting a Green card is a long one. We are in the last stage of getting ours. Our GC has been put on hold as INS has put in a Request for Evidence. I haven't visited home for 5 years now and I am praying that we get our GC's soon without any delay and whatever evidence is required is negligible. Please lift this request to Our Lord. Thank You Jesus for bringing us this far.

Allie - Sep 27, 2012

Feb 22, 2002, at the hour of my death, no, at the moment of my death, my mother heard me utter, "Jesus, Mercy". We were in a high-speed, head on collision. I have no memory of the crash but mom was awake throughout suffering minor injuries. I broke my neck and tore ateries to my brain. Each injury had a 95% mortality alone. Neither of us knew of the Divine Mercy ministy at the time. We now spread the news of Jesus' Mercy.

emma - Sep 27, 2012

dear shirley i now exactly how you feel . i despair of my own marriage. my husband left me. i have been praying everyday at the hour of mercy asking jesus to intercede for me. i will include your intentions also. i sincerely hope everything works out for you as i hope things work out for me too . jesus pls grant us another chance at our marriages. i trust in you o divine mercy ! amen

emma - Sep 27, 2012

2 weeks ago my friend called me to tell me that her father in law was dying. the drs told them that he had a few hours left to live. i immediately prayed the chaplet of mercy for him and a few days later he was allowed to go home! i truly believe that the chaplet worked for him. now i just hope that my own prayer will be granted xx

editor - Mar 27, 2012

Dear Shirley,
We have placed your prayer intentions on our prayerline. Please be assured you will be prayer for. May God bless you.

Shirley Calgary - Mar 24, 2012

I have prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet almost every day since Divine Mercy Sunday 2011 - my prayers have not been answered - I am losing hope that they ever will be answered. I need prayers to save a broken marriage.

Anonymous - Dec 2, 2010

I pray the chaplet of the Divine Mercy everyday. God has directed me to people I would never have thought would help me in my life. I am so grateful and surprised. I am in desperate need of a teaching job and I am praying that Jesus, once again, comes to my aide. This prayer has been miraculous and my love for Jesus is beyond words. If anyone is in doubt of the miracles obtained from reciting chaplet, I say to try it everyday and put all your trust in Jesus' mercy.

Wanda - Dec 4, 2008

I was diagnose with endometrial cancer grade 2 in july. I underwent a total hysterectomy and receive radiation treatment. During this time on my visits to the adoration chapel on my parish i founded a booklet on how to do the 9 days of prayer and the divine mercy chaplet. I was very afraid but i think my trust in the divine mercy,gave me the strenght to overcome all this difficult time. When i had my surgery the tumor was localized and the other pathologies report were negative.i keep praying the chaplet and try to do my mercy hour everyday. I thank God for been so mercyfull with me a poor sinner. So Praise the Lord for all his blessings, love and care!!!!