Prayer requests can always be submitted through our website

In 2010, our congregation’s communication directors from the four provinces collaborated to plan, develop and implement a new ministry to accept online prayer requests from anywhere in the world: Prayers Please.

At the time, they created a free prayer request app to take advantage of emerging technology to meet the need for a quick and easy way for people on the go to request prayers from the sisters. Ten years later, the need for prayer remains the same, but technology has evolved. With the ease of accessing mobile-friendly websites, we have concluded that the app is no longer necessary to continue the Prayers Please ministry. We will be retiring the app as of March 31.

Of course, the ministry continues! We always accept prayer requests through our website at:

We thank the John, Marie and Joseph Whalen Foundation, Inc. for their support of the Prayers Please app, the talented web developers who kept it functioning over the years, our communicators for keeping the ministry active, and our sisters for the prayers that are the heart of the ministry.

Create a shortcut to the prayer request form

If you use the prayer app, you may miss being able to access the prayer request form with one tap. It’s simple to add a shortcut to the webpage on your smartphone or tablet, which will act similarly to the app. Just follow the instructions below.

iPad or iPhone

  1. Launch “Safari” app. (This does not work from the “Chrome” app on Apple products.)
  2. Enter into the address field the URL of the website you want to create a shortcut to, in this case: Tap “Go.”
  3. Tap the icon featuring a right-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the top of the Safari window to open a drop-down menu.
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen.” The Add to Home dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.
  5. Enter the name for the shortcut using the on-screen keyboard and tap “Add.” Safari will close automatically, and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPad’s desktop.


  1. Launch the “Chrome” app.
  2. Open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen, in this case:
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in the upper right-hand corner) and tap “Add to homescreen.”
  4. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your homescreen.

   February 2nd, 2021      Posted In: Congregation, Featured Stories, General, In The News