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A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Increased Wisdom With Age   1 comment

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Above:  The Author on Sunday Afternoon, June 16, 2013

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God of graciousness,

yesterday I looked at images of myself and noticed light-colored hairs at my temples.

I have been aware of them for some time, of course,

but something about that image made a great impression on me.

I am aging yet am inwardly much younger than I look

while I am wiser for experiences over time.

Thank you for such wisdom combined with inner youthfulness.

May I use them for your glory and the benefit of others, not just myself.  Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 17, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS TERESA AND MAFALDA OF PORTUGAL, PRINCESSES, QUEENS, AND NUNS; AND OF SAINT SANCHIA OF PORTUGAL, PRINCESS AND NUN

THE FEAST OF SAINT EMILY DE VIALAR, FOUNDER OF THE SISTERS OF SAINT JOSEPH OF THE APPARITION

THE FEAST OF SAMUEL AND HENRIETTA BARNETT, ENGLISH SOCIAL REFORMERS

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Adapted from this post:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/a-prayer-of-thanksgiving-for-increased-wisdom-with-age/

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Posted June 17, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Worship, Liturgy, and Prayers

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A Prayer Regarding the Future   1 comment

Which Way?

Image Source = Daniel Case

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Loving and compassionate God,

when we must choose to follow one path or another,

may we take the proper one;

when we make a decision which affects other people,

may we decide wisely;

when another person makes a decision which affects us,

may he or she decide in accordance with your best plans for us;

for our lives are intertwined with each other.

By your grace,

may we look out for one another successfully,

recognize the image of God in ourselves and one another successfully,

help each other along the way successfully,

and achieve the common good successfully.

In your holy Name we pray.

Amen.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 4, 2011 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF JOHN XXIII, BISHOP OF ROME

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Adapted from this post:

http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/a-prayer-regarding-the-future/

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