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Thanksgiving   Leave a comment

O God, Source and Giver of all things,

You manifest Your infinite majesty, power and goodness

in the earth about us:

We give you honor and glory,

for the sun and the rain,

for the manifold of fruits of our fields,

for the increase or our harvest,

we thank You.

For the enrichment of our souls with Divine Grace,

we are grateful.

Supreme Lord of the Harvest,

graciously accept us and the fruits of our toil,

in union with Jesus, Your Son,

as atonement for our sins,

for the growth of Your Church,

for peace and love in our homes,

and for salvation for all.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

May Today Be All You Need It To Be   Leave a comment

May today be all you need it to be.
May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts,
rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears.
May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced before.
May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered.
I pray that faith enters a new height for you;
I pray that your territory is enlarged.
I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy,
true and undying love for God.

Pray for the USA   Leave a comment

Lord, We pray for our country Lord.Please open people’s hearts to your word,

and help them to understand everything happening in this country Lord.


Posted January 16, 2013 by Grumpa Joe in Help

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Take Away All My Worries   Leave a comment

God our Father, walk through my house.

Take away all my worries and illnesses.

Please watch over and heal my family

in Jesus name,


Epiphany Blessing   Leave a comment


God of Bethlehem and Cana,

God of Jordan’s leaping waters,

in baptism you bring us

into your family.

You wed us and embrace us

as your beloved.

May we fill this place

with kindness to one another,

with hospitality to guests,

and with abundant care

for every stranger.

By the gentle light of a star,

you guide home all who seek you

on paths of faith, hope, and love.

Then we will join the angels in

proclaiming your praise.

Glory in heaven and peace on earth,

now and forever.  Amen

The gospel tells us that the magi found Christ “on entering the house.” The door to your home is a holy threshold. You can bless those who come in and go out by inscribing above the door in chalk the first two numbers of the year (20) + C + M + B + (12) the last two numbers of the year. Tradition tells us that the letters stand for the names of the magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. Adolph Adam points out that it may also mean “Christus mansionem benedicat” or “May Christ bless this dwelling.” It is appropriate to bless your door in January—janua means “door” and the first month is the door to the new year.

From Father Greg of the Saint Anthony Community

Lord, I Love You   Leave a comment


I love you and I need you,

come into my heart, and bless me,

my family, my home, and my friends,

in Jesus’ name.


Bishop T.D. Jakes

Blessing the Manger   1 comment

We prepare your way, Lord Jesus Christ!

Let us hold you in our hearts,

as did Mary, your mother.

Come, Emmanuel!

We prepare your way, Lord Jesus Christ!

Let us care for your children in the world

as Saint Joseph cared for you.

Come Emmanuel!

We prepare your way, Lord Jesus Christ!

Let us sing joyfully of your glory

as did your angels in Bethlehem.

Come, Emmanuel!

We prepare your way, Lord Jesus Christ!

May we kneel to adore you

as did the lowly shepherds.

Come, Emmanuel!

We prepare your way, Lord Jesus Christ!

You are the Morningstar,

who guided the magi, guiding us still.

Come, Emmanuel!

We prepare your way, O Christ child,

God’s Word in our human flesh,

through the power of the Holy Spirit

God among us, forever and ever.  Amen

Posted December 11, 2011 by Grumpa Joe in Meditation

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