“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. “
2 Corinthians 9:8
Gracious God, in the busy-ness of my day, I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life. My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels, and even for the struggles that challenge me to grow. I come before you today, not to ask for anything but to humbly give thanks for these and all the blessings that surround me.
Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers.
To make a prayer request:
Family of John Habuda –
Resident of the Wallace House as they mourn his passing. May God bring them his loving consolation.
– dear friends of Patt Foth, during this difficult time of grief over the loss of their 13 year old son Andrew who was hit by a car while riding his bike.
- Mother of Gruenert staff member Lisa Beasley. May the Lord give her strength in body, courage in spirit, and patience in suffering.
– Brother- in-law of Julie Tatti. We humbly ask that you restore him to health again.
-as she morns the loss of her son. May God reassure her of his continuing love and lift her from the depths of grief into his peace.
- Brother of Julie Tatti. For strength and courage as he deals with cancer. May God’s healing presence surround him.
- grant him the grace and strength to accept the burden of cancer.
Bonnie Leibowitz –
dear friend of volunteer Anna Philhower
for strength and recovery from rare lymphoma
Msgr. Patrick Brown
– May he feel God’s love and embrace during his illness.
– sister of CARE member Raymond. Please pray for strength and courage as she goes through treatment.
Chris Androski -
husband of Barnet House volunteer Nina. That his ear is healed and he gets his hearing back.
James Ondimu Ochoki
– For healing for this beloved father, grandfather, father in-law, brother in-law, and uncle to many.
May the Lord grant consolation and recovery to health.
- May the love of God, family and friends sustain him as he undergoes dialysis 3 days a week.
- a young man of 23 whose lungs are not in good condition, may God draw him near as his final hours approach and for comfort for his loving family.
Rosa Bascietto –
Mother of Joanne Rossi. That the love and respect of her family helps to sustain her and bring her joy.
For peace, justice and hope in our world.
May God bless our staff, residents, friends, volunteers and benefactors. May he turn his face toward you and give you peace.
John Habuda –
Resident of the Wallace House
Thomas R. Powis
Father of Art Powis
– Uncle of John Hanlon
Great grandmother of Ashley Hidalgo
- Cousin of Debbie Wickham
September 12 -Eid al-Adha “"Festival of the Sacrifice"
This is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year and commemorates the willingness of Abraham to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. The day begins with morning prayers, followed by visits to family and friends and the exchange of food and gifts. Muslims are obliged to share food and money with the poor so that they can take part in the celebrations.
September 14 – Exaltation of the Holy Cross
The one symbol most often identified with Jesus and his Church is the cross. Today we celebrate the feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The cross is a sign of suffering, a sign of human cruelty at its worst. But by Christ’s it has become the sign of triumph and victory, the sign of God, who is love itself. Believers have always looked to the cross in times of suffering. People in concentration camps, in prisons, in hospitals, in any place of suffering and loneliness, have been known to draw, trace, or form crosses and focus their eyes and hearts on them. The cross does not explain pain and misery. It does not give us any easy answers. But it does help us to see our lives united with Christ’s.
We often make the Sign of the Cross over ourselves. We make it before prayer to help fix our minds and hearts on God. We make it after prayer, hoping to stay close to God. In trials and temptations, the cross is a sign of strength and protection. The cross is the sign of the fullness of life that is ours. It reminds us that we bring our whole selves to God—our minds, souls, bodies, wills, thoughts, hearts—everything we are and will become.
– Our Lady of Sorrows
On this day we remember and reflect on Mary's sorrows, especially as she saw Jesus die on the cross. All mothers can imagine her horror and heartbreak as she helplessly watched the suffering of her son. Mary was a sorrowful yet powerful figure at the cross. She stood fearlessly while others fled. Mary looked on her Son's wounds with pity, but saw in them the salvation of the world. As Jesus hung on the cross, Mary did not fear to be killed but offered herself to her persecutors. There are many novena prayers available to ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ which are especially comforting to people during times of dealing with their own loss or worry about loved ones.
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There is an ‘abundance of good work’ being doing everyday by the DPD staff.
They are a blessing!