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« on: December 30, 2003, 04:26:23 PM »

Heavenly Father, help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic
last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man
who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student,
balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting
his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary-looking bum, begging for money in the
same spot every day is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine
in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the
greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we
hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to
all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience,
empathy and love.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005, 02:31:41 AM »

Dear Heavenly Father,
Please bless the souls of our loved ones who enter your kingdom forever. Please bless us here on earth that we may all live in peace.  Please forgive us of our faults that we our only human and small specs of sand in your creation.


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