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Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (5/28/16)

Dear Lord, thank you for the special memories I've created with my friends and for the little moments in my day when those memories creep into my thoughts and leave a lasting smile. Heavenly Father, thank you for faithful friends, and thank you for Jesus, the most faithful friend of all. To God be the glory. Amen.

Religion

Woman blazes path to train Catholic priests

On Saturday, Dawn Eden Goldstein was expected to graduate from the campus’ University of St. Mary of the Lake with a doctorate in sacred theology, which will allow her to help train aspiring priests. The feat marks the first time a woman at the Chicago-area school has earned such a degree.

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What special gift has God activated in you?

One of my favorite passages of scripture is 1 Corinthians 12, the familiar text in which Paul tells the Corinthian church that they function like a human body. The Corinthians found themselves in conflict because some people’s gifts were valued more than others’ within the church.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (5/21/16)

Father, there were times I would allow my heart to think things that wasn't pleasing in thy sight. Now that you have saved me, I can see things in a different way, cause you have fixed my heart and my mind is made up. O God, I will always give your name the praise and the honor due you in the name of your son Jesus. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (5/31/16)

Dear Holy Spirit, thank you for your awakening, alerting, sin-killing and life-changing word for our lives. Please help us each day as we tune in and focus on your nutritional daily bread found in the pages of your word. Thank you, Lord, for the help and strength you give us to meet our many encounters during the day. Thank you for helping us to walk joyously, protectively, strengthened and victoriously through our days.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (5/30/16)

Holy Jesus, lord of life and love, it has been said that what we might need is a lot more faith and a lot less religion. It is obvious that among differing ideas and beliefs, there is conflict and separation. How sad for us to be divided in this way. You have taught us that if we sow seeds of faith, they can grow in our hearts, courage, strength, wisdom and eyes that see beyond differences. Lead us, Lord, in the ways to love one another as you love us. Without faith, there are no good things to come. O precious Lord, fill my cup with faith every day, I pray. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (5/29/16)

O God, this is the day that you have made and it’s a beautiful day. I’m so glad you have blessed me to see once again the beautiful works thy hands have made. Thank you Lord for letting my eyes see all the things you have done for me. I ask you to bless your people everywhere according to their needs. Show us how to help ourselves. Teach us how to depend on you. Amen.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (5/27/16)

O Lord, my God, who sits high and looks low, who knows all and can direct our paths before we can think about which way to go. Your word speaks of you, never to leave or forsake us. Today Lord we are holding fast to that promise. You are our good shepherd and we thank you for that. Bless your holy name. In Jesus we pray.

Religion

Amid growing tension, Muslim convention aims to dispel 'destructive myths' about Islam

Amid a presidential campaign season that has seen increased anti-Muslim rhetoric, and in the wake of Islamic State-inspired attacks in California and abroad, a national Muslim-American organization is bringing its annual convention to Baltimore this weekend. It expects to draw tens of thousands for programs aimed at "dispelling destructive myths about the Islamic faith and about Muslim Americans."

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (5/26/16)

Lord, I woke up this morning with these words in my heart and I had to let you know just how I felt about you, even through you already know l love you. Thank you for taking care of me. Thank you for allowing me to walk in your plan, O God. It’s nobody but you who allows me to walk in your will. Amen.

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Prayer for today (5/23/16)

O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nation. Power and might are in your hands. We will stand in your presence before this church that bears your name and we will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today

Dear Father, how sweet it is to wake up every morning knowing that you tenderly watch over us. Save us from fear, and keep us faithful to the end. Give us caring hearts. Amen.