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 has created an email prayer chain. Share yours with us, by answering the questions below and hit submit. Thanks for your interest and prayers. 


Prayer Requests


November 30, 2020
Healing and a successful surgery without complications for Michael J. Guadagnoli. May Jesus Christ; the divine physician heal him in body mind and spirit. Amen
Please pray to Father God to improve my leadership skills and surrender everything else to Jesus

November 16, 2020

Greg Rhodes '69
For Dr. Frederick Asmussen- eternal rest grant unto him and let perpetual light shine upon him.
George Roberts Jr.
For permanent custody of my son (7 year old) and my daughter (11 year old)
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: for my brother and sister who are expecting my first niece, for Ron as he continues chemo, Aunt Dee Dee, comfort for my mother-in-law in hospice, peace and comfort for my sister battling concer, Carlo, lost souls, Abby and Mitch
Comfort and healing for those struggling with health issues.
Wisdom and peace for all navigating thorugh difficult seasons.
Rhonda Moudy Messner who is in a difficult battle with COVID.
Relief for all health care workers.
For Andrea Berns '15 and her future spouse: Jordan Vande Vorde.
Mark Morgan
Elijah Knicker
For the rights of people with disabilities.
Souls in Purgatory.
Veterans/ Military Personnel.

November 9, 2020

Christine Roberts, who is recovering from a kidney stone.
Lisa Damm, who is recovering from a stroke.
Heather Beede, who is being tested for cancer.
Donna Matthews, who is battlign three separate forms of cancer.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Healing for Ron, give thanks for all the blessings of good health for family and friends, for the ease of pain and suffering for my sister in her battle with cancer, for improved health for my mother-in-law, Danielle and all mothers who have miscarried, for good results of medical tests and procedures for my parents last week, Liam, Dale, give thanks for all the blessings of good health for family and friends, my 2 1/2 year old great nephew who was sent to Iowa City for surgery on his intestines.
Comfort for those struggling with health issues.
Wisdom for all navigating transition.
For Mike Doyle, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and his family following the death of his Mother.
Peaceful elections.
Racial Justice
Indigenous land rights
All souls in Purgatory.
For greater love, peace, and unity in our nation.
For all students, faculty, and staff to finish the semester strong!
Students feeling stressed and anxious about finishing up the semester.

November 2, 2020

Dave Harms who passed away recently after deciding to stop dialysis.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: For my mother-in-law Judy who is having surgery this week, my mom who is having toe surgery this week, for my dad's neurologist appointment, Ron for a successful surgery and treatment, vocations
All people struggling to find joy and peace.
Young adults navigating the winding and challenging road to adulthood.
For the repose of the soul of Frank Stiak.
Former Regent Don Ulrich '58 who passed away earlier this week.
Loras Professor Tom Goodman '54 who passed away recently.
Fr. John Vakulskas '65 who passed away recently.
For the repose of the soul of Frank Koykar '65 who passed away recently. 
The family of Michael Gaude. Michael loved scripture (Matthew 6:31-33) and this passage embodies his life.
Patricia Felderman
Those considering abortion
Mental Health
The continued efforts of the BLM Movement for unity.
Persecuted priests, churches, and all Christians.
All souls in Purgatory.

October 19, 2020

Jacob Butze who is battling leukemia and receiving a bone marrow transplant this week.
Fr. Paul Ouderkirk
All those battling depression and lonliness.
For all those who've lost men in their life, may they find peace in the midst of letting go. 
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Complete healing for cousin Ron and his family amidst his colon cancer diagnosis and Kevin. 

October 5, 2020

For those who cannot visit family members, loved ones, and friends due to the current pandemic.
Those struggling with their mental health and other crises.
Jenny Daisy, daughter of Susan Daisy '07.
For the reposed of the soul of Joyce Teeling, spouse of Les Teeling '51.
A return to full health for Joe Smith '71.
Elijah Knicker
Everyone displaced the explosion on Loras Blvd.
So that we may live out Christ's Commandment: love one another as we love Him.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Complete healing for Eleanor, Donna as she fights cancer, A newborn grandson that was born prematurely, my daughter and her unborn baby, my sister battling cancer, Isabelle W, Marie, Morgan, Myself, So that Ian gets good grades, and Emily.

September 28, 2020

Peace and justice
Breanna Taylor and her family
Zach Nelson
For All Black Lives
For Joy
All those who feel alone during this time of social distancing

September 21, 2020

For those who feel isolated from family and friends. May they be reminded of God's presence and love for them.
Nick Wyllie
Those who struggle with substance abuse issues and for their families to continue to love and support them.
An end to abortion
My sister battling cancer and for my daughter and daughter in law who are experiencing pregnancy complications.
Kevin Kessel
Neveah who is awaiting a heart transplant at the U of I Hospital and Clinic.
For all those in quarantine and those directly affected by COVID.
World Peace
Systemic Change
All the souls in Purgatory
Victims of 9/11
Art Sunleaf
Those who are grieving

September 14, 2020

For a friend who is battling cancer.
Our administrators, professors, staff, and students at Loras as they continue with the semester amid a pandemic.
For those battling mental health.
Those affected by Racism, may they understand that every human is made in the image and likeness of God.
Doug Schrad '90
Kymora Vonthun, that she may recover safely and swiftly following her lung transplant.
For political leadership that is grounded in truth, reconciliation, compassion, and justice.
My grandpa's soul and my family.
A boy from my church who is having hip surgery at the Mayo Clinic, for a successful surgery and healing.
For a freind dealing with a broken relationship, may he realize that God's love always prevails. 

August 24, 2020
For the soul of Bob Pommerich, Class of 1959, beloved accounting professor who recently passed away.

August 17, 2020
For all those affected by the derecho.
Thank you prayers for the electrical workers who traveled near and far to help the Midwest.
Safe travels for all those heading off to college.
Our leaders, that they may decisions in the best interest of all people.

August 10, 2020
Msgr. John Enzler, Class of 1969, who will be undergoing heart surgery next week.
Those affected by storm damage in Iowa and across the country.
Dr. Gerald Rausch, Class of 1959, who recently passed away from a heart condition.
Athletes, coaches, trainers and all those making decisions regarding the athletic season.

August 3, 2020
All college students as they prepare for the fall.
Family and friends affected by the corona virus.
Anyone suffering from anziety and loneliness.

July 20, 2020
For Troy, a young graduate, who is battling cancer.
All educators as they adjust to a new approach to learning.
Our leaders, that they may serve and lead with a pure heart.

July 13, 2020
Healthcare workers caring for the sick.
For Doug Shinkunas, Class of 1969, who recently passed away.
Healthcare workers caring for the sick.

July 6, 2020
High School and college graduates as they begin the next chapter of their lives.
All athletes competing this summer.
Everyone affected by COVID-19.

June 29, 2020
Bruce William Hill, Class of ‘74, who passed away unexpectedly on June 27.
Roger Klauer, Loras Academy graduate, who passed away on June 28.
For all those traveling with the upcoming holiday.

June 22, 2020 
The soul of Katharine Kobler Hiera, wife of Jim "Pole" Hiera '69 and thankfulness for 48 yrs of loving marriage to my beloved spouse and partner.
Jim Ryan '54 who passed away on June 4. 
Healing for Rita Abate, wife of Mario '57, Bernice Caponeto and Phil Seifried. 
Connor '14 and Jess Stickney who were in a motorcycle accident. Prayers for a strong recovery. 

June 15, 2020
Norm Jambois '60, who passed away on May 26.
Kevin Tritz '71, who is battling cancer, may he find comfort and peace as he goes through treatment.
May all those recently diagnosed with the coronavirus recovery quickly.
All our students taking summer classes.

June 1, 2020

Joe Leineberg's '94 daughter, Andi Leineberg '20, recently diagnosed with Hodgekins Lymphoma
Greater understanding, acceptance and love for all human beings
All those suffering from coronavirus and for a vaccine
All members, living and deceased, of the Class of 1959