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Prayer During Hurricane Season

  • Prayer for Hurricane Season
    O God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of Galilee obeyed your order and returned to its former quietude; you are still the Master of land and sea. We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control. The Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant, can awake from its seeming lethargy, overstep its conventional boundaries, invade our land and spread chaos and disaster. During this hurricane season, we turn to You, O loving Father. Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with the passing of time. O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our Beloved Mother, we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf, so that spared from the calamities common to this area and animated with a true spirit of gratitude, we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son to reach the heavenly Jerusalem where a storm-less eternity awaits us. Amen. Originally dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Audrey in 1957. - Fr. Al Volpe, Cameron Parish, LA

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Prayer to End Abortion

  • 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!

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February 18, 2008



This weekend at the camp Dad and I watched not 1, not 2, but 3 bluebirds flying around (2 males & 1 female). I'd not seen bluebirds in years! Dad said we may have a family of bluebirds this spring to enjoy. Reading your Finding God Among Us column reminded me of the bluebirds. Couldn't help but break out in song of Mr. Bluebird on my Shoulder.....Yippety Do Dah, Yippety Di Yah, what a wonderful feeling, what a wonderful day. He does send us reminders of His presence in this world each day...we just need to be aware of His wonders and gifts.


What a beautiful reflective piece Cay. I enjoyed it because we just returned from a visit with dear friends. We met their newest addition, only 3 months old and just so snuggly. We also marveled at the progress of their special needs child after a year apart from him. He is moving and playing and eating so much better than when we visited last year.

Our Father only gives GOOD gifts, and I was able to spend the weekend with two very special ones.


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Hi Cay-- this was just beautiful and a great reminder... why do I always need to be reminded, though, is what I am asking myself these days?? Why can't I just walk in the truth you wrote about and keep my focus where it should be instead of getting caught up in the tyranny of the urgent and getting stressed and grumpy in the process??

Thanks also for the pot of chicken soup recipe-- I can't wait to give it a try with some homemade rolls!

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  • (Adapted from Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House Prayer)
    God our Father, Open our hearts to your Presence. Open our minds to your Guidance. Open our lives to your Love, Through the intercession of Our Lady Bless us, bless our family and our home. Make us an instrument of your peace And a sign of your presence. Unite us to your Son, Jesus, in such a way That all who see and know us may see and know Jesus. By our unity to Him on Earth, Unite us to Him Forever in Heaven. With faith and confidence We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

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