October 14, 2009

This week we turn to God with a prayer for In Praise of Love.

We hope this prayer and related readings will enliven your spirit and enrich your unfolding journey of faith.

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In Praise of Love

Open Hands

Gracious God, I am so grateful for the gift of love. The gift that alone makes life worth living. The gift that helps me value myself and my world. The gift that gives me the courage and desire to reach out to others.

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Pentecost Calendar

The fear (reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

—Proverbs 9:10

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

Healing Words by Caren Goldman
Healing Words: HOPE
Hope sets our hearts and our sights on our goals and sustains our desire to attain them. Hope does not require us to be optimists instead of pessimists. It just asks that even in our most cynical moments we do not shut the door to a fresh future.

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