November 18, 2009

This week we turn to God with a series of special prayers for Thanksgiving.

We hope these prayers and related readings will enliven your spirit and enrich your unfolding journey of faith.

May God's peace be with you~

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Invitation to Wellness

All Shall Be Well by William Craddock

Christian faith values equally all facets of human life and experience. Physical wellness and activity are not "inferior" to intellectual or aesthetic qualities. It is in the balance, unity, and harmony of the entire person (or community) that true wellness emerges.
—Robert Hansel
Comprising essays from CREDO conference faculty and researchers, All Shall Be Well: An Approach to Wellness offers new thinking and transformational insights about wellness and spiritual peace.

explorefaith's readers are invited to participate in an online conversation based on material from All Shall Be Well, beginning with a discussion of Identity that starts November 15.

Go to the Conversation on Wellness Web site to download chapters on identity by Jeffrey Lee and Robert Hansel, and join with them in discussing their ideas about how we understand ourselves, know ourselves and relate to each other and God.

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Prayers for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving e-card

Gracious God, as our family gathers to celebrate these holy days, drench us in a spirit of opennes. In all our moments of communion, fill us with your love.
Open my eyes and heart to the many graces and blessings that blanket my life with joy. Help my soul awaken with the gratitude that will make me attentive and expectant for the imprint of your hand in my world.
Fill me with gratitude for the change in seasons that offers me the opportunity to go deep within and find there the soft cloak of your loving presence.
Show me those gifts of your love that I often miss when I'm consumed with the absence of affection in my life. Let those graces remind me that your presence is sure and constant.

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Pentecost Calendar

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see the parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

—Thich Nhat Hanh

from Practicing Holiness on Ordinary Days: 
A quote-a-day calendar
for the season of Pentecost-

Becoming Gratitude
Praying constantly is a connection that develops as a result of a deepening relationship with God and a growing alliance with your true self as parallel journeys. In some ways, they are the same journey. This same spiritual movement toward unity is at play as we journey from simply making grateful choices to actually becoming grateful people.

It's difficult to experience gratitude as a constant condition, but it can be consistent. Over time, thanksgiving can seep into our bones and become a part of who we are. 

Read more from Becoming Gratitude
by Linda Douty

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