An Urgent Prayer Request

by | Aug 14, 2009 | Prayer Request | 8 comments

…for Mary Ellen Barrett’s son Ryan, who has been missing from a camping trip since yesterday evening.   He is 14 years old and is also autistic.  Please pray for his safe return!

Update from 4Real:

We have heard tragic news that Ryan’s body has been recovered. Please pray for this family and all who are suffering. 

Please join us today in praying the Seven Sorrows for Mary Ellen. 

Update from Michele:

We are so very sorry to have to share the devastating news that Ryan Barrett has drowned.  Our heartfelt love and prayers are extended to Mary Ellen and Dave and all the Barrett family. Words cannot convey the depth of this sadness.  We pray that God will grant them strength and peace in this horrible time of loss.

Please, please, please pray for Mary Ellen and her family…
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.    And may perpetual light shine upon him.  
May the soul of Ryan Barrett and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.


  1. J.C.

    I'm a little unclear about the prayer. Do you just read the sections with each individual sorrow and the prayer at one sitting? I'm assuming it is like that and not a novena-type prayer… God bless Mrs. Barrett and her family. Jesus have mercy on them. We will also be praying for the repose of Ryan's soul. Requiescat in pace.

  2. Anonymous

    My rosary this morning was to ask Mary to wrap her arms around him and his family. My heart goes out to them in their loss and I will continue to keep them in my prayers. Another angel has been borne into heaven this day. PJ

  3. Anonymous

    Oh heavens! We will praying. I am in shock

  4. Unknown

    It is 3 now, the hour of our Lord's Passion. I just said the Divine Mercy chaplet for this precious family as well as the requested prayer.

  5. Anonymous

    Oh my!! I can't even begin to understand that kind of pain. I wil pray.

  6. Mary @ Cheerios

    wow. I am so sad. My kids are very affected by it too…it seems as if there has been quite a lot of sad news about lost kids or tragic things that have happened to little ones lately. It sure makes me hold mine 'a little longer', saying 'I love you' a whole lot more…
    God bless, Mary @ Cheerios

  7. Margaret

    That makes me so sad.

    I know so many people going through hard times right now. I hope they all will be blessed with comfort and peace.

  8. Regina

    Oh, what terrible news… I am so sorry for the Barrett family and I will keep them in my prayers tonight…


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