Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
8. Christ chose for himself a poor and humble life, even though he valued created things attentively and lovingly. Let the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans seek a proper spirit of detachment from temporal goods by simplifying our own material needs. Let us be mindful that according to the gospel we are stewards of the goods received for the benefit of God's children. We shall strive to purify our hearts from every tendency and yearning for possession and power.
I think of all the women religious in the United States who touch countless lives, alleviate the suffering of so many, strive to offer a voice to the voiceless, remember the forgotten, care for those most in need, and focus their lives on the greater good of all God's people, without concern or regard for what they could receive in return. From Thank You Sisters
Verse of the day
“Each of us should please our neighbours for their good, to build them up.”
Desiree Vale : this is the day the Lord has made. let us rejoice and be glad in it!
Mike Norman : Have a great day! God is good. - from central Mexico.
terry dranit : Today our Curate became associate priest we were thrilled and had a nice reception for her after morning services. We thank God for her many talents and love,compassion and free spirit. Bless her dear Lord and also our Parish. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ.
Stephen Farl : Thank you God for sending lots of rain to wet the dry ground.
Keith Downey : Today is also Ascension Thursday, the day Christ Ascended into heaven. Within 10 days will be Penticost, the sending of the Holy Spirit. Let us send up prayers of praise and thankgiving for these two events that take place yearly.
Thomas Berge : May 9th is the feast day of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus in the Anglican Communion. As a classically trained orator and philosopher he is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of his era. He is revered as one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, along with Basil the Great and John Chrysostom. His defense of the doctrine of the Trinity made him one of the greatest champions of orthodoxy against Arianism.
Stephen Farl : God is so gracious and loving!
John Michael : Praising God for a beautiful day!
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