Prayer to End Abortion
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
There is a new year, a fiscal year, a sports year, and a school year.
There is also a church year...and it's fixing to begin anew with the first Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2008.
Our friend Michele is so sweet and so talented. She is offering a new, full-color liturgical wheel for you to download and print. She has it in three various sizes for use with any of your liturgical year projects: Religion folder, lapbooks, housekeeping binder, teaching guide, wall chart, etc.
Just click on the wheel of your choice and you'll be that much closer to getting ready this new liturgical church year.
Michele also has the brand-new 2009 Family-Centered Planners ready to mail to you. What a great way to keep abreast of the church's feast days and holy days, and keep all your liturgical year plans neatly recorded in one place.
"Our house is filled with images of Our Lady and our young ones particularly enjoy making a little walking litany around the house on the way up to bed. They take turns identifying the particular title of Our Lady and everyone responds in song "Ora Pro Nobis" (pray for us). "
Joann writes: "Inspired by the Catholic Mosaic, we thoughtfully decided on something we could do to help someone in a poverty stricken foreign land. We, through Heifer International, have donated a flock of chicks to a family in poverty. We had a wonderful time discussing what could be done with a flock of chicks, and we came up with many many ideas. We also have made a poster to remind us to pray for the family that will receive our gift."
I am familiar with the Heifer International project since our 4-H group hosts. There is a children's book on this project that your family might enjoy reading: Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier.
Get your liturgical year notebooks out of the basket or off the shelf, pick-up some floral and religious stickers on your next shopping trip (list this on your shopping list now), and find saint prayer cards for: