Prayer Requests


Prayer seeking the intercession of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Loras College:

To you, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse, and with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly ask you to take us under your protection. We humbly pray that you will look with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased with His blood and support our need by your power and strength. Defend, most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Shield us under your patronage that, imitating your example, and strengthened by your help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death and attain to everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.

In addition to the book of prayers in Christ the King Loras College is starting an email prayer chain. This email will include a list of any prayer requests submitted by students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends.  To submit a prayer, email Please have the subject read “prayer request(s)”. If you wish your prayer request to remain anonymous, you can include that information in your email.  To be part of the prayer team, please indicate your interest by sending an email to  An email will be sent weekly with the prayer requests received. This is another way we can unite as Duhawks supporting Duhawks. Thanks for your interest and prayers.


April 22 Prayer Requests

Gary Meyer, who recently passed away; brother of Amy (Meyer) Merry '87. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him.
Stephen Waters, class of 1965, who is journeying through a serious illness.
All students, faculty and staff as they move toward the end of the semester.
The people of Sri Lanka.
Everyone traveling over the Easter holiday.

April 15 Prayer Requests

Professor Emeritis, Joe Kapler '48 who passed away. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him.
Bob Kaliban and his medical team as he undergoes surgery.
Students traveling over spring break.
Terry Hunt who died suddenly; he is the husband of Kelly Walsh Hunt '90. Please keep the Hunt and Walsh families in your prayers.
For a Blessed Holy Week.
Catholics all over the world, especially in Paris at Notre Dame Cathedral.
All the students, faculty and staff on service and social justice trips and all those traveling to see family and friends this Holy Week.
Those without the surrounding love of family this Easter.
All priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, and lay ministers of the Church that they may be renewed this Easter season.

April 8 Prayer Requests

A Loras employee’s sister and her family as her brother-in-law passed away suddenly.
A professor and his wife and she has surgery on Monday the 8th. Please pray for the surgeons and that the surgery is successful and the professor to have the strength and courage to get through this tough time.
A student who had a pacemaker replacement surgery on Friday the 5th. Please pray that the wound heals without infection and that the latest blood cultures come back negative.
Tom Green '63, who passed away this week. May his family and friends find comfort and peace in the coming days.

April 1 Prayer Requests

Carla who is being treated for breast cancer.
Adam Gassman who is battling late stage 3 esophageal cancer. (The number 75 is his favorite and brings him happiness)
Sister Marie Paul who passed away. She was a student’s music teacher and touched many lives.
All those who were recently on the Antioch retreat this past weekend.
Thank you for your continued prayers

March 25 Prayer Requests

Jim, struggling with a blood clot in his leg.

Those affected by cancer or illness.

Those struggling with mental illness.

We ask in this season of Lent we may live a life of gratitude and kindness. As well as live out our Lenten mission of rebuild; living an authentic life.

Those affected by acts of violence. 

The brother of an Administrator and his family who died Saturday.


March 18 Prayer Requests

The hopeful recovery of a student’s uncle. The uncle is an alcoholic, has been into rehab, potentially relapsed, and is now at the hospital for potential hepatitis and potential liver failure.
Coworkers and their families
The sale of a home
A student’s friend who is pregnant
A student’s sister and her newborn son
An alumnae who was diagnosed with kidney cancer, be with her family and doctors as she goes through surgery
The brother of Pete Molloy '84 who passed away this week
Thank you for the support!

March 11 Prayer Requests

Krystyna Kaminski’s (’20) father, Michael Kaminski
Debbie Gross’s (MA ’08) dad (Bill Staebell) who has stage 4 lung cancer
A student’s brother who has a brain tumor
Dennis and Carol Reffner. Denny had a heart attack in December, followed by a mild stroke. Carol has undergone great stress as a caregiver
Jonah Ray Anderson who will be having surgery on March 11. He has a rare disease called Hypothalmic Harmatoma
A student who has been struggling with mental health and suicidal thoughts
A student and their family as the father suffered a massive heart attack 
A family with three children as the marriage is in crisis
A student’s peace of mind and peace of identity
Three special intentions of a student
The soul of Marian Furst and her family. As she has passed away after battling pancreatic cancer

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