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Prayer for 2013

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Prayer for 2013

Heavenly Father, I thank You for another year and for the New Year of 2013. As we look back on the past year and all that has taken place in our life, we realize that this is a time for reflection as well as celebration as we look forward, we say thank You.

Let us do according to Your good pleasure and purpose, pleasing You in every area of this life. Thank You for Your mercy which makes all things new each morning even after a day of failure.

In our time of need, strengthen us. You are our refuge, our strength, and our shield; You are a very present help in times of trouble.

In this New Year, let us not only be a hearer of Your Word, but also a doer, help us to trust in You rather than be clothed with discouragement. Our hope will be in You to renew our strength. We will not fear, for You are with us. We will not be dismayed or overwhelmed, for You are our God. We know You will help and uphold us with Your righteous hand. We believe this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior, Amen.

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12013000UTC12bUTCMon, 31 Dec 2012 17:08:40 +0000 13, 2008 at 5:08 pm

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Footprints

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One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of foot – prints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

– Unknown –

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62012000UTC12bUTCSat, 29 Dec 2012 18:14:33 +0000 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

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A Christmas Prayer

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Dear Jesus, It’s a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately. These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated. The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?

Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas. But you were born in the dark, right? You came at night. The shepherds were nightshift workers. The Wise Men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows.. To see your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod’s jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty. Dark with violence.

Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took you and your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before you were a Nazarene.
Oh, Lord Jesus, you entered the dark world of your day. Won’t you enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger. This Christmas, we ask you, heal us, help us. Be born anew in us. Amen…

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12012000UTC12bUTCMon, 17 Dec 2012 16:21:13 +0000 13, 2008 at 4:21 pm

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If You LOVE Something

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“If you LOVE something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.”

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12012000UTC06bUTCMon, 18 Jun 2012 17:09:48 +0000 13, 2008 at 5:09 pm

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A Message To The Men

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Whatever we give a woman, she will make it greater. Give her sperm, she will make a baby & will be an excellent mom. Give her a house and she will give you a home. Give her groceries, she will make a meal. Give her a smile and she will give you her heart. So I say to the Men give the women in your life the very best you have and they will give you the very best they have.

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12012000UTC06bUTCMon, 18 Jun 2012 00:16:31 +0000 13, 2008 at 12:16 am

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A Father’s Day Prayer

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God, Bless all the fathers in the world.

Father, we ask that you guide them to be good role models and loving to their children.

Bless those fathers who have taken upon themselves, the responsibility of parenting.

Bless those who have lost a spouse to death or divorce who are parenting their children alone.

We also ask that You help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle life situations in a wise and loving way.  This we ask in Jesus name, Amen.

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62012000UTC06bUTCSat, 16 Jun 2012 22:33:10 +0000 13, 2008 at 10:33 pm

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A Real Man

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“A Real Man who takes the lead in sexual purity, and who tells the woman that her heart means more to him than her body, and her purity is more valuable to him than his own pleasure, liberates her from a cruel bondage and gives her a blessing that words can hardly describe.”

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72012000UTC06bUTCSun, 10 Jun 2012 17:03:13 +0000 13, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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