Patricia A. Merlo, M.P.M.

    Unlocking the Power of Intercessory Prayer

Many of us struggle with how to pray for a loved one.

Perhaps you feel anxious (or frightened) for family members who have fallen away from the Church—like St. Monica, who prayed for 27 years for the conversion of her son.

Perhaps you feel the desperation of the persistent widow, pleading with the Judge, from morning to night (Lk 18:1-8).

Or, perhaps pain seems to be a constant companion, as your heart aches for a loved one who suffers from mental illness or addiction.

Come to learn about intercessory prayer, the most intimate of all forms of prayer.

When we pray that our loved one be healed or saved, we are sharing in the desire of God’s heart. His Divine Plan finds expression in our prayer “that all may know, love, and serve God.”

Come and see how you are called to partner with God, to share in bringing about His Kingdom through the ministry of intercessory prayer.


In this workshop, you will learn:

  1. Scriptural models that show how to carry your loved ones to the Lord in prayer.
  2. Ways to pray for your loved ones based on the four traditional types of prayer:

    a. Petition

    b. Thanks

    c. Reparation

    d. Praise

Topics and Typical Agenda

 9:00 - 9:10

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

 9:10 - 9:25

Old and New Testament Models of Intercessory Prayer

 9:25 - 9:40

Petition as a Form of Intercessory Prayer

 9:40 - 9:55

Thanks as a Form of Intercessory Prayer

 9:55 - 10:10

Reparation as a Form of Intercessory Prayer

 10:10 - 10:25

Praise as a Form of Intercessory Prayer

 10:25 - 10:30

Closing Prayer of Gratitude


(Page updated 8/29/2015)

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