A Letter From Heaven To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say to you.
But first of all, to let you know, I arrived here okay, today.
I’m writing this from heaven, here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness, here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy, just because I’m out of sight.
A Man Named Jim
A minister, passing through his church in the middle of the day, decided to pause by the altar and see who had come to pray.
Just then the back door opened, a man came down the aisle, the minister frowned as he saw the man hadn’t shaved in a while.
His shirt was kinda shabby and his ...
A Mother’s Love
Nothing’s ever a bother
Even though she’s done in
After all she’s a mother
And her child’s just come in.
It’s dinner and hugs
And a listening ear
Despite her weariness
She delights in your cheer.
As you natter on
‘bout all that you’ve done
She sits and smiles –
So proud of her son.
When you get ready
To turn in for the night
You still hear her ...
A Mother’s Occupation A woman named Emily, renewing her driver’s licence at the Transport office, was asked by the clerk to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. “What I mean is,” explained the clerk, “do you have a job, or are you just a …? “Of course I have a job,” snapped Emily. “I’m ...
A Question of Faith in God
“Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ.”
The atheist Professor of Philosophy paused before his class and then asked one of his new students to stand. “You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?” “Yes sir,” the student says. “So you believe in God?” “Absolutely.” “Is God good?” “Sure! God’s good, and I will Keep ...
Am I A Fireman Yet? In Phoenix, Arizona, a 26-year-old mother stared lovingly at her son. He was six years old but dying, of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she was determined to remain strong. Like any parent, she had wanted her son to grow up and fulfill his lifetime dreams.
Sadly, that no longer seemed possible; the ...
Amazing Grace“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me…” John Newton wrote those famous words, as he reflecting on the day he was aboard his ship off the coast of Donegal, Ireland. It was being battered by a severe storm, there was a hole in its side and it was sinking rapidly ...
An Afternoon In The Park There was once a little boy who wanted to meet God.
He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of lemonade and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the ...
An Angel In Your Pocket I am a tiny angel
I’m smaller than your thumb;
I live in people’s pockets
That’s where I have my fun.
I don’t suppose you’ve seen me,
I’m too tiny to detect;
Though I’m with you all the time,
I doubt we’ve ever met.
Before I was an Angel…
I was a fairy in a flower.
God, Himself, hand-picked me,
And gave me Angel power.
Now God ...
Are You A Carrot, Egg Or Coffee Bean? A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with ...
Gracious and Holy Father,
give us the wisdom to discover You,
the intelligence to understand You,
the diligence to seek after You,
the patience to wait for You,
eyes to behold You,
a heart to meditate upon You,
and a life to proclaim You,
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
… God, Our Creator …
Steer the ship of my life, good Lord,
to your quiet harbour,
where I can be safe from the storms of evil and conflict.
Show me the course I should take.
Renew in me the gift of discernment,
so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go.
And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course,
even when the sea is rough and the waves are high,
knowing that through enduring hardship and danger,
in your name I shall find comfort and peace.
… God, Our Eyes and Help …
Christian Unity -
O Lord Jesus Christ,
when you were about to suffer,
you prayed for your disciples that they might all be one,
as you are in the Father,
and the Father in you.
Look down in pity on the many divisions
among those who profess your faith.
Heal the wounds which the pride of man
and the craft of satan have inflicted on your people.
Break down the walls of separation which divide Christians.
Look with compassion on all souls and bring them together
under the Holy Catholic Church.
… One Word, One Church …
Your Ways, Lord -
Help me to understand, Lord,
that what counts is not the road traveled,
but simply putting my hand in yours
and journeying side by side with you.
Lord Jesus, you are the joy of my journey,
the repose in our Father’s home.
Holy, holy is the Lord,
for eternal is your love.
… Hand-in-hand, Lord …
Most humble Jesus,
give me a share of your humility.
Take from my heart, everything that displeases you;
convert it totally to you,
so that I may no longer will or desire
anything other than what you will.
… Jesus, My Love …
I smile, and the world smiles with me.
I laugh, and the world laughs too.
I praise you, dear God, and the world breaks out in song.
For you are the source of my joy,
the wellspring of my love,
the key to my compassion.
Be with me today, tomorrow, and forever,
so that I may bring your joy to all I meet.
… God, Eternal Happiness …
The light of God surrounds me,
the love of God enfolds me,
the power of God protects me,
the presence of God watches over me,
wherever I am, God is,
and where God is, all is perfect.
… God, My All …
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
… God is Love …
Lord Jesus, we pray,
that the flames of your Divine love
may burn away all traces of vice within us,
and that we may be practical and zealous
in the service of the poor. Amen.
… Lord, All Merciful …
give us humility wherever pride reigns,
pardon wherever offense abides,
grace wherever sin abounds;
we pray to you;
Jesus Christ, risen Lord, have mercy on us. Amen.
… Lord, My Saviour …
Father, your Son accepted our sufferings,
teaching us the virtue of patience in human illness.
Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters.
May all who suffer pain, illness or disease
realise that they are chosen to be Saints,
and know that they are joined to Christ
in his suffering for the salvation of the world.
… Jesus, All Caring …
May Christ support us all the day long,
till the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over
and our work is done.
Then in his mercy
may he give us a safe lodging,
and holy rest
and peace at the last. Amen.
… Lord, All Peace …
Departed Souls -
Lord, welcome into your calm and peaceful kingdom, those who have departed out of this present life to be with you. Grant them rest and a place with the spirits of the just; and give them the life that shows no age, the reward that passes not away, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
••• Lord, Hear Our Prayers •••
O Blessed Jesus,
give me stillness of soul in You.
Let Your mighty calmness reign in me.
O King of Gentleness,
King of Peace.
Teach Us -
Teach us Good Lord;
To serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and to ask for no reward,
Save that of knowing we do your will.
… Lord, Our Teacher …
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.