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


January 18, 2020

The family of Molly (O'Hea) Kaiser who passed away unexpectedly.
For my cousin Jacob Butze, who passed away over Christmas break.
For the family of Mary Flynn who passed away unexpectedly
For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: For the complete recovery of my dad Joel who was diagnosed with COVID, for my sister Debbie who will be having surgery in Iowa City this week, my daughter and granddaughter that have COVID
National Unity
Peace and understanding
Free Speech and democracy
Religious freedom 
Safety and justice
End to abortion
Healthcare workers
For a peaceful transition in the White House and throughout our country.

January 11, 2020

For the family of Doris Hasken who passed away recently
For Patrick Julian
Guidance for those healing from past trauma
All those dealing with loss during this holiday season and New Year.
For the intentions on our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: To work diligently this semester so I can stay on top of school, peace and strength for Stephanie as she prepares for surgery, patience for Ron as we awaits his surgery, complete healing for Pat, for my elderly parents who battle physical and mental health challenges, for my sister battling cancer, the recuperation of Carol F. who is struggling with a rare autoimmune disorder, my sister Kate as she enters the final days of her battle with cancer, Aunt Dottie who is in the hospital, and for the mother of a friend who will begin Chemo treatments soon. 
For those struggling with brain health, that they may find self-love, find hope, and know that they are not alone.
May our country continue to work together to combat evil and spread love to all people
For our country to heal and to find humility and comfort in common compromise
Those struggling with the constraints of COVID isolationism
The appreciation of the good health of loved ones.
Our elected officials, may they continue to serve under God on behalf of the common good.
The repose of Bob Kaliban's ('55) soul
For a healthy recovery for Loras alumnus Kevin Heilers
The repose of the soul of Loras alumna Cheri Heilers
For the health and safety of our campus community as we begin a new semester

January 8, 2020

Heilers Family upon the loss of their daughter/sister, Cherie (Heilers) Dandurand '90. Family members include Kevin '88, Gary '91, Greg '91, Traci '93 and Ed. 

December 21, 2020

Families that they grow closer together during this Christmas Season rather than farther apart.
Married couples that they live out their Vocation to God and each other and remember their vows of loving each other through good times and in bad, sickness and in health, for the rest of their lives.
Those struggling with any form of addiction.
Those with mental illness.
Pope Francis.
The College of Cardinals and the Bishops of the World.
Loras College Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administration.
Health care workers and essential business operators.
That people choose adoption over abortion.
The end of abortion.
My grandparents.
All newly elected officials.
My vocation that I follow the will of God rather than my will.
The safety of others.
FOCUS Missionaries.
Jacob Butze, who is battling leukemia and lymphoma.
The Schmidt family.
The Feltes family.
My Mom and all who have lost someone they love.
Healthcare workers and other frontline essential personnel.

I’d like to offer the following for healing prayers:

Donna Matthews
Heather Beede
Becca Huber

The following for Celebration of Life and Welcome Into Heaven:

David Solheim
Kathy Stahr
Rich Slabaugh

Prayers of Gratitude to:

The Blessed Trinity
All wives and mothers
The Loras Community
First Responders
Professionals often overlooked

Strength and healing for Ron’s final 2 treatments and upcoming surgery.
Comfort for Stephanie as she waits for surgery, a successful surgery and complete healing.
Peace for those learning to quiet the negative experiences in their past as God shines the light on how he can use all things for His good.
Clarity and hope for those struggling with burdens too heavy to carry alone.
Arleen as she awaits surgery in the new year.
Joan who is battling COVID.


December 14, 2020

Jacob Butze, who is battling cancer. He finds out Monday if he will be going into hospice.
Those who are struggling right now, may they know that they are loved and valued.
Those who are battling COVID right now, may they be granted strength and good health.
My dad who will be getting a surgery next week.
Son’s medical procedure goes well with positive results.
Comfort and peace for Mother in law battling physical and mental challenges.
Appreciation for blessings of good health of family and friends.
The family and soul of Bonnie Brown, 75, who passed away from COVID-19 complications.
The family and soul of Bud Solheim, 77, who passed away from COVID-19 complications.
In gratitude to our medical community for the creation of vaccines.
Prompt and widespread inoculation of our US population.
Our elected officials, incumbent and incoming.
In gratitude to the Loras College community- students, faculty and staff.
All those missing their loved ones this time of the year.


December 7, 2020

Jacob Butze, who is battling leukemia and lymphoma. 
For Carla Schreiber who recent gave birth to a son who passed away shortly thereafter.
Faculty and students as we enter and proceed through Finals.
Campus Dining's Donna Zimmerman as she has surgery at the end of the week.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Give strength and hope to my parents whose health is declining and impacting them in negative ways, Comfort and healing for Ron through his three final treatments, Complete healing for Aunt Dee Dee, Complete healing for Pat
The life of Richard Slabaugh who passed away last Wednesday.
Guidance and healing through the process of forgiveness.

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.
For small business owners trying to navigate the ethics of being sustainably profitable and conscious of the effects of the pandemic.
Morgan and her mental health.
The advancement office's Ann Cremer and her return to good health.
All health care and public safety providers.
For the repose of the soul of Fr. Paul Ouderkirk.
For the L'Arche Community in Clinton who are battling COVID.

November 23, 2020

For Donna Zimmerman who will be having surgery on Dec. 9th, for blessing on her and her surgeon for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
A former Loras employee in the hospital with COVID.
Those having to make hard decisions about their health/safety over the holidays.
For the intentions from our Spiritual Life Prayer Board: Morgan who is struggling with Covid isolation and mental health, families far away who yearn for our company, Abby and Alexis, My GPA, Nick, Landon, and Juan, Thanksgiving
For the healing of frayed work relationships.
The L'Arche Community in Clinton that is battling with Covid.
Indigenous land rights and sovereignty.
Jim Kuhl
Tahoma Hope
Less government control of Native Reservations.
Those who go without this holiday season.
An end to COVID-19

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.