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



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