Daily Prayer

September 7

Reflection We are a human family populating this planet. Our origins, our evolution, our shared genetic history, our consciousness and memory make us one. We are meant to be connected and to live in peace and relationship. Yet, in spite of our advanced development we have not yet learned to resolve conflict without violence. As a community of nations, we

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September 6

Reflection “We cannot merely pray to God to end war. We cannot merely pray to God to root out prejudice. We cannot merely pray to God to end starvation. We cannot merely pray to God to end despair We cannot merely pray to God to end disease. Therefore we pray to God for strength, determination and will power, to be

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September 5

Reflection The journey of life is marked by choices.  We can replay the path we have travelled and mark the points where we could have gone other ways. Just one simple choice can change the direction of a life. The choices we make are determined by our attitudes. Choices reveal what we really want, love, and think. Being responsible for

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September 4

 Rosh Hashanah Reflection Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year, is the beginning of 10 days of soul searching and repentance. It is good for all of us to have periods of time when we can examine our deepest longings and correct the course of our lives. The themes of the High Holy Days are meant to create

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September 3

Reflection The gospels tell us that Jesus healed a man who could not hear or speak. Through hearing our perceptions solidify and through spoken words our speech builds connections. When Jesus healed the deaf-mute person, he was restoring his ability to image and perceive. He enabled him to meaningfully reenter the community and know the “good news”. The people were

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September 2

Labor Day Reflection For many of us, Labor Day is the symbolic end of summer—a day for barbecues and relaxing with family and friends. These things are good, but, it is also a day when some reflection on its deeper significance might strengthen our awareness. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882. It was a

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September 1

Reflection Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favor with God. Sir 3:20 Living humbly with God is to live with a radical trust in the God with whom we share a covenant relationship. It implies that no matter what our situation, we realize that our security is found only in the One who is

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August 31

Reflection Shadow is a corrective to any tendency to make spirituality into simplistic feelings of sweetness and light; it balances Pollyanna thinking. People do terrible things to each other, sometimes because of their beliefs and in the name of their religion. Individuals, even those who are deeply spiritual, go through dark nights of the soul when depression and not-knowing take

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August 30

Reflection In God’s vision the distinctions that we make in our life on earth do not apply. On earth we are divided by races, skin colors, nationalities, and languages. In God’s dream all people are one. The Creator who made all races loves all races. On earth we are divided socially, ethnically, educationally and economically. But in God’s vision it

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August 29

 Reflection Prayer is not simply saying words or repeating formulas. Prayer is an attitude of seeking union with God. It is the awareness of the presence of the Mystery who is God within us and around us. In prayer there is complete self-revelation and nothing to hide. It is the place where we admit our need and place our hope

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