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Dee - We have a lot of stations, but I bet some places in the States have way more.

I'm glad you liked my story, MAREANNIE.

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CJ a Christian Music radio station yes there and Christmas music stations but a Christian one

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That is a lovely, heartwarming story, cj!! Thank you for sharing it with us! emoticon

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Right now I am wearing my Christmas lights workout socks (they are for working out as they are very low, and would 'bug' me wearing them for all day. Plus, I like to have whimsical socks for working out, they put me in a good mood).

And that reminds me to wear my snowman/gifts/Christmas baubles shirt tomorrow.

No, we don't have a Christmas music station. But many of them were playing Christmas music 24/7 for the whole month of December UNTIL Christmas night.

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Oh! I forgot my favourite Christmas/Boxing Day story. Here in Canada we celebrate Boxing Day on the 26th. It is a carry-over from the English. Anyway, it is an official day off, but most people just consider it the 'day after Christmas'. Okay, so a family that I know are devout Catholic, and celebrate faithfully from Christmas Day until Epiphany. They were very low on money one Christmas, and could not afford a Christmas tree. The kids were a little disappointed, but knew that Mom and Dad had done their best to even get a gift or two for them. They went for a walk after Mass on the morning of the 26th, taking in the wonder of the snow and the lights. Lo and behold, there in a back lane, abandoned already was a Christmas tree! They picked it up, took it home, and got to celebrate with it for the rest of the Christmas season.

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I am the same way it wont be coming down any time soon

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I, too, get annoyed....especially seeing discarded Christmas Trees near the sidewalk/curb on December 26th!! Geez Louise. We had a couple of good radio stations playing Christmas music from Thanksgiving to midnight Christmas Day....and that's it. Between the 26th and The Epiphany, it seems the only place (outside of my home) where I can continue to celebrate Christmas is Church. Our Church, of course, is still all decked out with lighted trees, white stars and lights, beautiful Nativity, with the Wise Men inching closer and closer to Baby Jesus. I continue to wear Christmas-type clothing (including socks!) and some people look at me in a weird way.

Christmas Blessings to All!!

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do you have a Christian radio station

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I was annoyed that the news was already letting people know where to drop off their old, real trees for recycling, the day after Christmas!

All the radio stations stopped playing Christmas music by the 26th as well. However, I overheard some Christmas music in my Catholic friend's house when I spoke with her about the 28th. I commented on it, thinking it was a CD of hers. She told me the station she was listening to!

Also, the weather channel here, on the tv plays Christmas music still after Christmas to New Years Eve. I have half a mind to contact them both and tell them I think they're great for still playing Christmas music between Christmas and New Years!

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my sister puts it up for Thanksgiving and took it down by Dec 26 this year she took it down the 28 th ug

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I have to convince my dh to leave it up. He would like to take it down BEFORE we go back to school/work on the 9th. I would rather wait a few more days after Epiphany. We only put it up on Christmas Eve.

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I am half Italian and yes the celebration of the big dinner is a big deal when growing up

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Thanks for the reminder that the church will celebrate it on the 8th. I guess I will be leaving my tree up a little longer. emoticon

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My priest is also Italian. He says that Epiphany is a bigger celebration than Christmas (in terms of gifts and things) in Italy. He has a great story about the Bafana.

cb4tr.blogspot.com/2011/01/epiphany-
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d-legend-of-la-bafana.html


Epiphany is also big in the French community. In days past, French Catholics did not exchange gifts on Christmas, although they had Mass, of course, and ate wonderful feasts. They would give gifts to the children only on Epiphany. My dh and I (he is French) always keep one family gift back from Christmas, and give it to the kids on Epiphany, after we put out all of our 'kings'/magi in the nativity scenes. We then play with the gift (it is usually a game or dvd to watch together).

Doing this reminds me that Christmas lasts all the way until Epiphany.

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LeslieJean...glad to hear that you, too, celebrate Christmas til then. Not many do any more. I had a dear friend/neighbor (Italian, also, like me) that honored The Feast of the Epiphany. She had her annual Christmas celebration and big party on January 6th. Now she is in Heaven and I especially think of her this time of year.

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Yes, I know..found out yesterday at Mass. I will also, then, celebrate it on the 8th, but The Feast of the Epiphany (Little Christmas) IS January 6th. emoticon

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just to let you know the church celebrates little Christmas to the 8 of January this year

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I also celebrate Christmas until the 6th. I'll go to Mass that day and take down my tree on the 7th.

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that is a day for chuch and reflection

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Thank you, Marge. The pictures were beautiful, moving and inspirational. God Bless you for the good you do, and kindness you share.

Again, I really enjoyed the Advent Prayers and looked forward to them each day. They were a blessing to us, and for us. Thank you. emoticon

In my family we celebrate Christmas (officially !!) til The Epiphany, January 6th. I am hoping some of you do, too!

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Amen thank you so much for sharing and for doing this and sharing this so much

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I just want to thank all of you for praying these Advent prayers with us, and for all your encouraging comments.

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Amen and thank you for sharing the Advent prayers with us!
I looked at the pictures, and it seems that a joyous time was had by all.

Merry Christmas!

Hugs and blessings,
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December 25

Today to us is born the saviour of the world, Jesus, the Christ.
Thank You Jesus for coming to give us new life and to show us the way.
Thank You for being willing to give Your life, so that we might have eternal life.
Thank You Jesus, for being like us in everything but sin.
Thank You Jesus for Your great love for all of us.
Thank You Jesus, thank You. Amen and Amen.
Thank you Lord, for loving us totally.



We had a very fulfilling afternoon yesterday visiting the sick and the elderly. It was tiring, as we were singing from 1:30 until 4:00, going from ward to ward. But it was worth it to know we were sharing a little of the joy of the coming of the Christ Child with some of his poorest and suffering children. Some of the people even cried...

There are some pictures on my blog, if you would like to see them.

Hope all of you are having a wonderful, peaceful and joyous day with your loved ones!

Hugs!

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Amen love that song

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Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

"Dear God, It is a dark night, surely like that one long ago. But above the clouds, in the midst of the great December darkness, we know the stars are shining. And we have seen through the eyes of faith the first rays of the sunrise, the coming of the great Son to bring us light , life, warmth. We can hardly wait, for the darkness has lasted so long. We long to walk anew in the Light of your presence and love. Amen."


There is a beautiful Christmas song by Kathy Mattea that really sums up what Christmas is all about.. "Mary, Did You Know". You can listen to it at the following link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFPHIK9ann8

It's from her album, Good News, and the whole album is a beautiful meditation on Christmas.

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donate oh my always no matter the day or time if I have it will share

praying and thanks for sharing

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Amen!

I did take a card from the angel tree at church this year, and bought some clothes for a 4-year old girl.
When the charities call me to let me know they will be at our building for a pick-up, I can always seem to find something to donate.

I will continue to pray for Laury and her mom.

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Dec. 23

"Dear God, we thank you for sharing Jesus with the whole world. Please help us to care about and befriend those who might be different from ourselves. Help us, too, to remember that the gifts we share with each other at Christmas are reminders of the gift that Jesus is to us. Amen."


As a sign of our gratefulness for the gift of Jesus, let's not forget to share some gift with someone in need - maybe through the angel tree at church, or taking food or mittens to a homeless person, or a visit or phone call to a lonely elderly person, or... whatever the Spirit suggests to each of us as we continue to wait with Mary and Joseph for Jesus' coming.


Thanks, Dee, Mare and Leslie, for your prayers for Laury. She and her mom are going to need all the prayers they can get!

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adding to my prayer list hugs

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I will add Laury to my prayer list.

~Mare

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Amen.

I will certainly pray for Laury.
It is hard to think of children suffering in any way, and the desolation of their parents who are unable to meet their needs.

Thank you for these prayers!

Blessings,
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Dec. 22

"We pray this day, Dear God, for all the little children of the world who are hungry and sick and homeless. You Son knew what it was like not having room or shelter. Help us to reach out in practical ways to these needy ones so close to your heart. Amen."


It is so hard to think of children suffering - hungry, sick or homeless! I can only imagine the pain of their parents not being able to alleviate that suffering!! We have so much to be grateful for, and we need to be alert to ways in which we can help others.

One of our students, a young girl in 8th grade had an abdominal tumor removed and a biopsy has revealed stage 3 cancer. She begins chemo on Jan. 2. Please pray for her... her name is Laury.


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Amen and Amen. Thank you, Marge. I have thoroughly enjoyed these Advent prayers...looked forward to them each day. I will miss them after Christmas emoticon

I especially liked the "be still" prayer yesterday. Lives today are so full, and we fill them with constant stimulation...television, internet, ipod, ipad, black berry, smartphone, texting, instant messaging...seems we humans have forgotten how to just "be". I try my best and succeed during my Outdoor Fitness. I go alone, NO IPad, no music, just me and God. During Fitness I pray a lot, say The Rosary or just talk to God.

May God Bless all. Merry Christmas.

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Amen thanks for sharing

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"God of angels and sheep, God of the poor and meek, in these few days before the celebration, quiet us to hear where the new life is struggling to be born. Slow our rush so we may hear the faint sound of angel wings and the words whispered in dreams. Open our hears to the wonder of Emmanuel; God with us. Amen."



I would also like to share another prayer with you today:

"Jesus, next Sunday is Christmas, and we should have made the decision on what You want from us; maybe it's our impatience, or anxiety, or fear. Whatever is holding us back from truly being free to know, love, and serve You with our whole heart, soul and mind.

Give us the grace to pray and get Your gift ready to be delivered to You on Christmas morning.

Thank You Jesus, for becoming one of us. Amen and Amen.

Thank you Lord, for loving us totally."

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Amen thank you be still how I need to do that and need to try it later have a good day

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"Most High God, give us the spirit of Mary, who prayed, "Let it be to me as you have said." Help us this Advent and all through our days to be attentive to what You wish to do in and through us that the Christ might also be born in us, too. Amen."


In the midst of all our busy-ness, especially in these days, it can be hard to make time to "“Be still, and know that I am God". (Ps.46:10) Yet it is only in these moments of interior and exterior silence, brief though they may be, that we can hear the voice of our God and know what He wishes of us. Let's make an extra effort this last week before Christmas to find time to prepare our hearts for His coming.

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Many thanks to all of you who follow this thread and post your comments.

Dee, CJ, Leslie, Mareannie, I look forward to your comments - you have definitely encouraged me to continue sharing.

MAREANNIE, it is moving, isn't it, to think that John, still in the womb, recognized the presence of Jesus, also still in the womb!

CJ, I agree that it is amazing to realize that God can do ANYTHING, yet so often our faith is so weak...


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Amen. Love when The Gospel tells us the baby in Elizabeth's womb leapt for joy when hearing the news of Mary's baby.

Thanks, Marge.

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there are so many miracles

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Amen.

It is interesting to contemplate the fact that God can do anything. ANYTHING. It blows my mind.

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"Lord, who gives new life, just as you gave new life to Zachariah and Elizabeth through their child John, so too, come this Advent and bring new life within us. Things we need seem impossible, too, Lord. But You are a God of the impossible. We await Your miracles in out life and all around us. Amen."

How wonderful it is to know that nothing is impossible for our God! What a source of hope and confidence!


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Amen, and thank you!

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Lord Jesus, all Christian people are united in their expectation and hope of Your return. Grant that we all might draw strength in our common celebration of Christmas and that it might bring us a step closer to the complete unity of your followers that You desire. Amen.


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I lost track of this thread for a few days, but I've caught up. That was a wonderful video; thank you for it.
And thank you for the other prayers too.

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me too warning next time please

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Amen!

And I'm with Dee, I needed some tissues after that video. Uplifting, but so poignant.
I kept wondering who he would help next and how!

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God of Light, we remember this day all those walking in the darkness of grief, for those for whom this is not such a merry time. Somehow, we pray, that You bring the light, the joy, the hope of Christmas anew into their lives. Amen.


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Amen thanks for sharing

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"Loving God, You sent your precious Christmas gift wrapped in swaddling clothes. So may we this Christmas wrap ourselves in loving gifts of service to others in Your name. Amen."


Just as we saw in the video I shared yesterday, our service can be very small things, but these small things can have great effects in the lives of others - even such small things as a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, a helping hand...

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Very nice, Marge. He certainly made a lot of change for that dollar. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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thanks for the video but I needed a box of tissues hugs

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"Loving God, You gave us a second chance when You gave us Jesus, the Light of the World. Give us grace to be more like Jesus this Advent. Amen"


I'm including the link to a wonderful video.... it's beautiful. As one viewer wrote:

This is is what Giving is all about. The small things - Notice how the one that gave the most seemed to have the least - yet he was the richest of all. Hope it fills your heart like it did mine. Good reminder at this holiday time. It's not the things we do or how much we spend, but the way we make people feel that is the most important.

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Thank you for these prayers and reflections, Marge.

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always thank you

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Amen. Reminder to thank God daily for our blessings, and be appreciative.

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Lord Jesus, during this season of preparation we have tried to look for true satisfaction in Your Kingdom, not the things of this world. As we begin to celebrate Your coming into the world, help us discover those things that bring true satisfaction and peace. Amen.


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Amen thanks that is the one I need

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Amen, and thank you Marge. Patience and trust are certainly things I need to pray for.

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Amen. "Patience" is something I have continued to pray for, for years. God, grant us all patience.

Thank you, Marge. Have a nice day.

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God, we thank you for all the good gifts you have given us and we ask for patience and trust when things don't turn out the way we think they should. Amen.

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Love this one, Marge. Thank you.

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Dear Jesus, we long to be free of fear. We know that you have the power to cast out all of our fear. If it be your will, help us to hear the voice of your angel saying, "Do not be afraid." Amen.


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I love it, too, Marge; it is a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it with us.



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"Good and gracious God, You know how much fills our minds and hearts these days. Help us to pay attention to Your presence in our lives. Help us to look for and find opportunities this Advent to become more aware of how you touch our lives each day. May we become evermore a sign of Your love in the world. Amen."


I love today's Advent prayer... sometimes we are so busy about so many things (sort of like Martha) that we forget forget, or just don't take the time, to just "be" with our God, aware of His presence and basking in His love, (more like Mary).
(Luke 10:38-42) Let's be sure to take time this Advent to just sit a Jesus' feet and listen to what He has to say.


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I bless your name forever and ever!"
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"If you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul, you shall find Him!" (Dt. 4:29)


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Amen!

I have just found this thread again, and really appreciate the daily prayers.

Blessings,
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"Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out."
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"Lord God, You sent Jesus to be a sign of your unlimited and unbroken love. May this Advent season help us to accept not just our own weaknesses and failings, but the faith, hope and love You are constantly offering us. Amen."


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"I sing your praise, God, my King;
I bless your name forever and ever!"
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"If you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul, you shall find Him!" (Dt. 4:29)


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Dear Jesus, we know that You can give us eyes to see the signs of Your presence in the world, and we pray for this. But we also pray for faith in You for those times when we will not be able to see, to understand or to feel Your presence in our lives. Grant us the courage to persevere and to hope in things unseen. Amen.


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I bless your name forever and ever!"
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Dec. 8th

"God of the Prophets, give us the courage we need to become the persons you want us to be. Amen!"




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Amen thanks for you

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Dec. 7th

Lord Jesus, help us to keep going even when things don't turn our exactly as we had thought they would. Help us to accept the surprises that always come with our Advent preparations and Christmas celebrations. Amen.



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Nice, Marge. Thank you.

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Beautiful.
Thank you, all.

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Dec. 6th

"Loving God, you call us to wait at this season of the year, to wait as did the prophets, the people of Israel and Mary and Joseph. Please help us prepare during this season to bring Jesus into our world more fully, into our homes, our schools and our workplaces. come, Lord Jesus, Amen."


I also want to share this morning's reading and prayer:

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish." (Matthew 18: 12-14)


"Jesus, I am that lost sheep wounded by sin. You came especially for me, to save me. In this time of Advent I want to prepare a fertile field in my heart so that You will enter into it and feel comfortable. May others see me different, renewed, happy and full of Mercy when they see my face transformed by your love. Amen."

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Thank you, DOREMI1, for sharing your beautiful prayer, too.

Marge

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I bless your name forever and ever!"
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Thank you and Amen!!

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amen

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things:... Psalm 98

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
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Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse


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Amen.

These prayers are beautiful. Thank you for posting them.

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Thank you. These are beautiful prayers.

When all your desires are distilled, you will cast just two votes: to love more and to be happy.

Hafiz

Do not allow anyone to cause you to doubt your ability to succeed. Ernest Holmes

Including yourself. Pam Young



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I love Advent too, and these are great prayers. Thank you.

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What beautiful prayers here dear people of faith...I love Advent!

here is a daily Advent prayer given to me by a sweet, wonderful prayer group at our parish here in whittier CA., St. Brunos.May we be inspired to fill our days of waiting with HIs love.

Monday of the Second Week of Advent:

I delight in watching your heart grow
as you remove things that hinder you from receiving my glorious joy.
You have lovingly opened your heart
and made a choice to turn away from
what hurts and offends me.
Your heart is growing in my love.
I delight in your love my child.

LOVE SAYS"I SACRIFICE MYSELF FOR THE GOOD OF THE OTHER PERSON."
ABORTION SAYS "I SACRIFICE THE OTHER PERSON FOR THE GOOD OF MYSELF."
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Amen

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Yesterday morning at prayer, I came upon these daily Advent prayers from 2001. But they are just as applicable today. I thought maybe I could share them, if any of you like them. They can help us to prepare our hearts for Christmas.

Please let me know if you like them and if you would like me to continue sharing them. Thanks.

Dec. 5th

"Gracious God, send us your grace this Advent Season so that we can prepare for your coming. Touch our hearts with longing so that we can better love and serve you and each other. Fill us with the hope that we can be transformed by your Spirit and so help transform the world. Give us the peace of knowing that you came to share our human life and redeem us for the sake of love. We ask these things in the name of Jesus whose kingdom we seek. Amen."

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