<MP>Sunday, 20 August 2006

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 16:47:30 -0500

.=:  M O R N I N G    P R A Y E R  :=.
     From Father Pat Umberger

.=:  S C R I P T U R E   F O R   T H E   D A Y  :=.

"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of
his sufferings by becoming like him in his death,  if somehow I may attain
the resurrection from the dead.  Not that I have already obtained this or
have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because
Christ Jesus has made me his own."  ~Philippians 3:10-12

.=:  M E D I T A T I O N   F O R   T H E   D A Y  :=.

We need not dwell too much on the mistakes, faults and failures of the past.
We can be done with shame and remorse and contempt for ourselves. With God's
help, we can develop a new self-respect.  Unless we respect ourselves,
others will not respect us.  We ran a race, we stumbled and fell, we have
risen again and now we press on toward the goal of a better life.  We need
not stay to examine the spot where we fell, only feel sorry for the delay,
the shortsightedness that prevented us from seeing the real goal sooner.

.=: P R A Y E R   F O R   T H E   D A Y  :=.

I pray that I may not look back.  I pray that I may keep picking myself up
and making a fresh start each day.

.=: S C R I P T U R E S   A N D   S A I N T   O F   T H E   D A Y :=

Scriptures: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

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.=: W E     P R A Y  :=.

Nancy from PA requests prayers for her sister-in-law's 33-year-old nephew, a
father of two small children, who has been diagnosed with inoperable stomach
cancer that prescribed chemotherapy will be able to shrink the tumor enough
to operate and remove it. Frank requests prayers for good results from the
Doctor next Wednesday. A member asks our prayers as he meets with his
spiritual director and vocation director to help discern a life of service.
A member requests prayers for her son who is taking an important test on
Saturday, that he scores well.  Please pray for a family who has lost their
son in Afghanistan.

We pray for unity in our country and that we may build a Culture of Life. We
pray for the safety of our troops, their safe return and their families at
home.  We pray for a deep and profound respect for life, and for the courage
and willingness to stand up for life. We pray for one another, for those who
have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. Have a
good day!

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May God Bless you and those you love, and keep you safe!

Father Pat

      "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10 

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