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    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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Thanks for directing me to that question.. I wish I had an answer for it but I have the same question myself. Hopefully someone will have an answer that helps me bring peace to my home as well.


We are not "there" yet. But, we find that as God continues to simplify our lives, whether we want it or not, that it is easier to have joy and peace.

I have a 3 and 5 year old and I have found that taking the time to stop and talk about peace and God's way vs. ours, pays off in the long run. Discipline takes so much time and effort, but I think our kids our highly empathetic of others and kind.

I saw this modeled in my sister in law with the cousins who are MUCH older and I wanted that in my own kids. It has given me something to aim for.

Grace, laughter and humility assisted by a slower pace of life also help. We don't pay for tv, we visit our library weekly, we live a bit outside of town, we have a garden, I'm hanging clothes on the line, vacation bible school helping and playing, berry picking, sitting by the creek - is keeping our summer busy, but slow. Purposefully, we stay busy. Purposefully we simplify.

"In Him, we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

God's grace surrounds us. We aim to live not by rules, but by relationship.

I have been blessed by the depth here:

Warmly, Kim

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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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