Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer & petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

- Philippians 4:6

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Some things to think about... and pray about...

December 2009

  • 2 mothers die in childbirth.
  • 4 children are killed by abuse or neglect.
  • 5 children or teens commit suicide.
  • 9 children or teens are killed by firearms.
  • 32 children or teens die from accidents.
  • 78 babies die before their first birthdays.
  • 202 children are arrested for violent crimes.
  • 377 children are arrested for drug crimes.
  • 964 babies are born at low birthweight.
  • 1,210 babies are born to teen mothers.
  • 1,240 public school students are corporally punished.*
  • 2,175 children are confirmed as abused or neglected.
  • 2,222 high school students drop out.*
  • 2,060 babies are born without health insurance.
  • 2,692 babies are born into poverty.
  • 4,435 children are arrested.
  • 4,498 babies are born to unmarried mothers.
  • 18,493 public school students are suspended.

*Based on calculations per school day (180 days of seven hours each).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Prayer of the Children

When I had a loss of a child in January a friend gave me this prayer/song. I think it is only appropriate that we pray for our children. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..." Let us pray that we never be an hindrance to that commandment.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Lenten Prayer

O my all-merciful God and Lord,
Jesus Christ, full of pity:
Through Your great love You came down
and became incarnate in order to save everyone.
O Savior, I ask You to save me by Your grace!
If You save anyone because of their works,
that would not be grace but only reward of duty,
but You are compassionate and full of mercy!
You said, O my Christ,
"Whoever believes in Me shall live and never die."
If then, faith in You saves the lost, then save me,
O my God and Creator, for I believe.
Let faith and not my unworthy works be counted to me, O my God,
for You will find no works which could account me righteous.
O Lord, from now on let me love You as intensely as I have loved sin,
and work for You as hard as I once worked for the evil one.
I promise that I will work to do Your will,
my Lord and God, Jesus Christ, all the days of my life and forever more.

Prayer of St. John Chrysostom

Monday, March 28, 2011

Prayer for Our Children

From the Book of Common Prayer:

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an
unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways
give more life than the ways of the world, and that following
you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to
take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance
for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you,
and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An Irish Blessing on this St. Patrick's Day

Old Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you:
May the wind be always at your back,
The sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Prayer Partners Assignments Being Made Today!

We are meeting today to put together the prayer partners. It is never to late to add your name into the list! Fill out a form and place it in the box this week!