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Old 05-01-2016, 08:00 AM
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In Gratitude for Family and Friends

Blessed are You, loving Father,
For all your gifts to us.
Blessed are You for giving us family and friends
To be with us in times of joy and sorrow,
To help us in days of need,
And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration...

Father,
We praise You for Your Son Jesus,
Who knew the happiness of family and friends,
And in the love of Your Holy Spirit.
Blessed are you for ever and ever.
Amen.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:54 AM
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Bring Me Home to Thy Fold

O good shepherd, seek me out, and bring me home to thy fold again.
Deal favorably with me according to thy good pleasure,
till I may dwell in thy house all the days of my life,
and praise thee for ever and ever with them that are there.

Jerome (c. 342-420)
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:56 AM
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Jesus said to him, I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.


Lord Jesus, it is through you that we have the words of eternal life.
It was your death and resurrection that opens the way for us.
May we always be close to you.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:38 AM
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In baptism we have died with Christ, and we have risen to new life in him,
because we believed in the power of God who raised him from the dead, alleluia!
(Col 2)


God our Father, through our rebirth in baptism you give us your life and promise immortality.
By your unceasing care, guide our steps toward the life of glory.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:32 AM
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Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Ps. 148


God our Father, we come before you this day mindful of your constant presence in our lives.
As the psalm states, heaven and earth are full of your glory,
may our lives reveal your presence, your glory and your peace on this earth.
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:29 AM
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Blessing for the Home

Peace be to this house
And to all who dwell in it.
Peace be to them that enter
And to them that depart.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:53 AM
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Entering Into the Gate of Heaven

Bring us, O Lord God, at our last awakening,
into the house and gate of heaven,
to enter into that gate, and dwell in that house where there shall be
no darkness nor dazzling, but one equal light;
no noise nor silence, but one equal music;
no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession;
no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity;
in the habitation of thy glory and dominion,
world without end. Amen.

John Donne
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:36 AM
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I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
(Ps. 27)



God our Father, we believe that Jesus is our light and our salvation and that we are called to share this with all those whom we encounter.
Yet, there are those times when we fail to live this because we become discouraged with all the evil that surrounds us.
So we pray for your grace to give us courage to bear witness to your presence in our lives and in our world.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:47 AM
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I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;
I will come to you again,
and your heart will rejoice.


Lord, help me not to leave our children orphans by working long hours,
watching too much television, spending too much time on social media.
Instead help our family to rejoice with you our Father in prayer.
Amen
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:40 AM
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For Health of Body and Soul

May God the Father bless you,
God the Son heal you,
God the Holy Spirit give you strength.
May God the holy and undivided Trinity guard your body, save your soul, and bring you safely to his heavenly country;
where he lives and reigns forever and ever.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:41 AM
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Sing to God, O kingdom of the earth.
(Ps. 68)


God our creator, we come before you in prayer this day mindful of the power of your spirit in our lives.
May we serve you with all our hearts and grow in our love for you.
Amen.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:43 AM
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Sing to God, O kingdom of the earth.
(Ps. 68)


God our creator, we come before you in prayer this day mindful of the power of your spirit in our lives.
May we serve you with all our hearts and grow in our love for you.
Amen.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:10 AM
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Prayer for Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in midair stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Robert Frost
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:20 AM
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The Cornerstone of Peace

Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:48 AM
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Prayer for Life's Journey

O God, Who has commanded that no man should be idle, give us grace to employ all our talents and faculties in the service appointed to us; that, whatsoever our hand findeth to do, we may do it with our might.
Cheerfully may we go on in the road which Thou hast marked out, not desiring too earnestly that it should be either more smooth or more wide;
but daily seeking our way by Thy light, may we trust ourselves and the issue of our journey,
to Thee the Fountain of Joy, and sing songs of praise as we go along.
Then, O Lord, receive us at the gate of life, which Thou hast opened for us in Christ Jesus.
Amen
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:39 AM
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Let us come to God's presence with confidence,
because we will find mercy,
and strength when we need it,
alleluia.
(Heb 4)


God our Father, we believe in your presence in our lives and we come before you seeking your guidance and help in the issues and challenges that face us today.
May you give us the strength we need to live the events and experiences in our lives with trust, confidence and hope.
Amen.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:07 AM
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I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord;
he will guide you to all truth.
(Jn 16)


Lord Jesus, we come before you in prayer this day mindful of the need for truth in our lives.
We are living in some painful and difficult times in our lives and we are in need of your Spirit of truth to guide us in our journey.
May we open our hearts and minds to receive your Spirit of truth into our lives and may we have the courage to name our truth in all that we do and say.
Amen.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:37 AM
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The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. (Ps 33)

God our Father, you touch our lives with the healing power of your love.
You have given us the freedom of the children of God.
We pray that we will always know of your love for us as your children.
Amen.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:55 AM
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For Everyday Blessings

Dear God,
Open my eyes to the beauty of this day.
The yellow of an egg yolk in a blue bowl.
The scent of bacon frying in the pan.
The soft caress of the morning breeze.
The sound of children at play.
Awaken my senses.
Let me see, hear, and feel the beauty around me.
And be aware of the presence of the Great Artist in my everyday world.

William Webber
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:36 AM
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The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord;
by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, alleluia.
(Ps 32)


God our Father, though your people walk in the valley of darkness no evil should they fear;
for they follow in faith the call of the shepherd whom you have sent for their hope and strength.
May we follow the Good Shepherd and be attentive to His voice when he calls out to gather us together.
Amen.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:27 AM
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Let us shout out our joy and happiness,
and give glory to God, the Lord of all,
because he is our King, alleluia.
(Rev 19)



Lord Jesus, we come before you this day with joyful hearts ready to shout with joy the news of your resurrection and gift to us of eternal life.
Help us to share this great news with all those whom we encounter on our journey in life.
Amen.
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Old 05-23-2016, 07:22 AM
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For men it is impossible, but not for God.
All things are possible for God.


Dear God, nothing is impossible for you,
not even your ability to love our family in all of our so-called dysfunction.
Let it be possible for us to love as you love.
Help us to overcome our impossibility.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:27 AM
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Let Us Know Peace

Let us know peace.
For as long as the moon shall rise,
For as long as the rivers shall flow,
For as long as the sun will shine,
For as long as the grass shall grow,
Let us know peace.
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:51 AM
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Every Minute

Through every minute of this day, be with me, Lord!
Through every day of all this week, be with me, Lord!
Through every week of all this year, be with me, Lord!
So shall the days and weeks and years be threaded on a golden cord.
And all draw on with sweet accord into thy fullness, Lord, that so,
When time is past,
By grace I may, at last,
Be with thee, Lord.

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Old 05-27-2016, 07:59 AM
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Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
(Ps 66)


Merciful Lord, hear the prayers of your people.
May we who have received your gift of faith share for ever in the new life of Christ.
May we always be willing to share this life with others.
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