Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Prayers for my dad, please

As some of you know, he's been in a local nursing home for almost a year now. Recently the opportunity to move him to St. Joseph's Manor in Brockton, has come up. We are investigating this for him and could use some prayers to help in the discernment process. It is a lot further away from me so I'm sort of divided over this, but if it is the best for him and within God's will then ofcourse I'll be thrilled. He'd be down the street from my brother and most importantly within a Catholic setting...the residence has a chapel and they hold Mass there each week. I'm going to go over there this afternoon with my brother to check it out. Please keep all of us in your prayers.

While we are at it let's also pray for all the elderly in nursing homes and their families, and for those that are in the process of making this very difficult decision.

Prayer of St Francis of Assisi

Prayer of St Francis of Assisi:
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life."

May we keep this prayer in our hearts as we get ready to begin our preparations for Christmas. Spreading God's love to all we meet.

I Surrender All

USCCB - (NAB) - November 28, 2007:

"You had the vessels of his temple brought before you, so that you and your nobles, your wives and your entertainers, might drink wine from them; and you praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, that neither see nor hear nor have intelligence. But the God in whose hand is your life breath and the whole course of your life, you did not glorify."

Prayer for Today: May we put away all of our 'false idols' and glorify God alone!