• Michelina Costa
    Posted Oct 4
    God created this day for...
    gain not loss,
    success not failure,
    positive actions not negative thoughts.

    O Lord inspire us with desire for greatness,
    to wisely use these gifts and talents
    you have so generously given to us.
    They are tools to be used,
    not treasures to be stored up.

    Create in these young athletes:
    the Right Attitude to excel in the classroom and in life. The attitude that says "I can reach deeper inside myself."

    The Firm Belief in God, themselves,
    their families, and their teammates,
    to have great expectations for their future.

    The Enduring Commitment to persevere,
    to never quit no matter what the score,
    to never give up no matter what the odds.

    Amen.
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  • Michelina Costa
    Posted Oct 4
    Dear Lord, today I turn to you to give you thanks for my mother. With your own gift of life, she bore me in her womb and gave me life. She tenderly, patiently cared for me and taught me to walk and talk. She read to me and made me laugh. No one delighted in my successes more; no one could comfort me better in my failures. I am so grateful for how she mothered me and mentored me, and even disciplined me.

    Please bless her, Lord, and comfort her. Help her loving heart to continue to love and give of herself to others. Strengthen her when she is down and give her hope when she is discouraged.

    Most of all, Lord, on this Mother's Day, give my mother the graces she most needs and desires today. I ask you this, in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior forever and ever.
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  • Jamie Barry
    Posted Oct 3
    O God, our Creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. Help us to cherish our children and to reverence the awesome privilege of our share in creation. May all people live and die in dignity and love. Bless all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. Enlighten and be merciful toward those who fail to love, and give them peace. Let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity and morality.
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  • Lara Hunter
    Posted Oct 3
    Dear God,
    My heart is pure; my intentions clear.
    I ask for your guidance and your help
    In finding my soul mate, my most perfect partner.
    I seek a partner who enhances me by his/her very being...
    Who brings more love, joy, peace and prosperity to my life...
    Who I can love fully and who can fully receive my love...
    Who loves, honors and cherishes me completely, and always.

    May I know love when my true love comes to me.
    May I let love in.
    May I be willing to allow my soul to know the truth
    May my heart be open and my head be clear.
    May my life be ready to welcome True love.
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  • Richard Thomas
    Posted Oct 3
    God our Father,
    in your wisdom and love you made all things.
    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.
    Strengthen them by your love that they may become
    the loving, caring persons they are meant to be.
    Grant this through Christ our Lord.
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  • Cerise Doiron
    Posted Oct 3
    Dear Lord,

    Help me not to overwhelm my children with unrealistic expectations.

    Remind me discipline is for their good – and to always administer it in love – not in anger or purely emotion.

    Keep me from dumping my adult problems on them, while helping me be transparent enough for them to learn from my mistakes.

    Help me to remember my children’s current age – and respond to them accordingly.

    Grant me teachable moments and prompt me to use them to impart uncompromising truth into their life.

    Allow me to see my children as the individuals you created them to be and help me encourage them to thrive in your purpose for their life.

    Let them see our home as a safe, fun, welcoming environment.

    Continually remind me time paces quickly and to embrace and enjoy each season.

    Keep building my character so my children have a model to follow.

    Above all – let my children know and experience unconditional love.

    In Jesus name,
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