Your Prayers Remain Here! Help us Pray for and With You.
Here at St. Elizabeth Seton, we have several ways for you to show your ongoing devotion, to pray for a particular intention, and to invite others to prayer with you! No request is too small or too great to make known to Our Father in heaven who longs for us to tell Him our needs. ~Fr. Casey
Light is a symbol of an ongoing prayer. While traditionally churches have had candles, for safety, cleanliness and cost, there are now lights. They can be found at four places in our church, The Sacred Heart of Jesus statue on the East wall, Sacred Heart of Mary on the West wall, and on either side of the altar, under the Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Guadalupe images. The lights do remain lit for a time. It is customary, but not required, to leave an offering for the poor along with your prayer.
Directions: Pray and then click the button at the center-top of the ‘candle’ light. Please, one per person per day. Thank you.
Call the Prayer Line
Parish Prayer Volunteers can pray for you and your intentions. You call the number and leave a prayer voicemail. Prayer requests are listened to daily by prayer volunteers.
Directions: During business hours, call the Parish Office and ask for the Prayer Line, 239-455-3900. You leave a prayer voicemail. After business hours, you can enter extension 301 to reach the Prayer Line.
NEW to Seton: Milagros
Milagros are signs of prayers offered to God in the Name of Jesus. Their purpose is to help you pray.
“Milagro” literally means “miracle” or “surprise”. A votive Milagro medallion is a Spanish custom dating back to the earliest centuries of Christianity on the Iberian Peninsula and are popular in Spain and Latin America. Milagros can be offered as a reminder of a person’s particular need, or in gratitude for a prayer answered or as a devotion to particular saint.
The beauty of Milagros medals is they can really symbolize whatever you like. The only limit to the tie between the Milagro and your prayer is imagination! Here are some examples:
- Arm: work, strength, touch, embrace
- Bird: a message or messenger, freedom, spiritual journey, peace
- Dog: one’s dog, protection, loyalty
- Ear: willingness to listen, being open
- Key: meaning of life or the journey through change, wisdom
- Mule: work, travel, stubbornness
- Pig: abundance, eating, farm workers
- Rose: Respect Life, love, a relationship, St. Thérèse of Lisieux
- Star: guidance, wisdom, Mary, hope, travel by sea
Directions: Purchase a Milagros at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex or at the Parish Office, $5 each. Visit the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in the church to pray and leave your Milagros in the wooden box. Once a week all Milagros are hung behind the statue by a staff member.
New to Seton: Intention Tags
You can write your specific intention, or the name of the person needing prayer and leave that in the Church.
St. James tells us in his letter: …pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. (James 5:16)
You can find tags and pens for this in the Narthex. You can write as much or as little as you want: a name, a word, a sentence, a symbol, or picture. Our staff will place your written intention by the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue. We will be praying for you and your intention!
Directions: Tags are in the Narthex. Please place your completed tag in the box by the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue. No cost.
New to Seton: Online Prayer Wall
Sacred Scripture tells us to Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Jesus himself tells us: …if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:19-20)
In praying for one another, we build up the Church, the Body of Christ. Here, St. Elizabeth Seton Church offers a space for you to make your prayer requests known. Share as little or as much as you like. If you so choose, an email is sent to you when someone visits this site and prayers for your intention. We really like this feature as it provides so many of our prayer warriors, even those confined to their homes, a chance to minister and serve, as well as helping to storm heaven for your prayer intentions!
Directions: Visit www.StElizabethSeton.org/Prayer-Wall Click on “Share your prayer request” and follow the prompts. Also, take some time while you are here to pray for someone else’s intentions! Say a prayer, brief or long as you want, and then click “I prayed for this.” This is such a quick and easy way to build one another up in prayer!