While in hospital ministry, newly ordained Fr. Larry J. Hess prayed with the sick, using words that spontaneously came to mind. When he transferred into high school ministry, he had the prayer recorded and printed so he wouldn’t forget it. That was May of 1980.
Today approx. 10,000 prayer cards are requested each month from all 50 states in the U.S., and from Canada, Ireland, Nigeria, Japan, and worldwide locations. Requests from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Bolivia necessitated translation to Spanish (blue card). The many testimonies and healings confirm God’s blessing to those who pray it. “I only printed it so I wouldn’t forget it.” God showed that He had other plans.
With the passing of Fr. Hess back in Feb. 2014, his family has taken on the role of sending out the prayer cards to keep his memory and ministry alive and on-going.