March 2, 2023. Today, Im overjoyed to celebrate your existence. I love my city. Help me to see those places where I was lovingand strengthen those parts of meso that I can better do your will. With . But no less joyous. In Action Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. wrote this prayer in March 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. But rather open time slots. For those who are suffering from physical or emotional abuse.For those who are disproportionately suffering because of societal structures and unjust policies.For those who are struggling with physical or mental disabilities.For those who are overwhelmed by anxiety and stress. I have been challenged and needed your guidance in thinking with a community-focus rather than an individual one, and Ive been challenged in finding the right response on other occasions when I judge that others are falling into that same pit. To what really matters. The World as we knew it is gone, and for what feels like such a long time we have experienced so much hardship during this Pandemic. Bring hope that you will make them the equalof whatever lies ahead. I am not a regular reader of the Bible, but one of my favorite set of verses can be found in Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3, verses 1 and 11. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 4. -Meister Eckhart. Whatever special message you want to deliver, Adobe Express is here to make it happen. As we transition through these times, we keep our faith as Bhagwad Gita, the Hindu Holy Scripture written more than 2000 years ago, says: 'Dharmo Rakshito Rakshita'those who keep their faith strong during trying times are blessed with their faith carrying them through these times. We mourned. For peace in our city and in our world.For renewed friendships among neighbors.For solidarity and unity among all peoples.For a greater appreciation and love of all humanity. Even as we are being asked to distance ourselves from one another socially, ask yourself what connections you find yourself grateful for?Who makes you feel grounded and connected to God? Thank you for your reminder that both in seasons of celebration and in seasons of brokenness, youre still with us. We ache for ourselves and our neighbors, standing before an uncertain future. I'm so grateful for you. Even if those ease, we may not be ready to risk big social gatherings. For the unnecessary deaths. I ask for compassion and love when Im unable to give those to myself. Once more, in troubled times when public worship has tobe restricted, we are called to pray in "the domestic church", always aware of the promise of Jesus, "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them." (Matthew 18:20). A fruit salad with mostly grapes no, all grapes. I was reminded people cared about me.. - ByEllen Hurst, Senior Teaching Professor, Economics. Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Since this was the first time that everyone was out of their house and socializing, it made it special.. Amen. Father, we seek Your wisdom daily. You deserve all the best; happy birthday. We ask for wisdom for those who bear the loadof making decisions with widespread consequences. I love You. Richard Hendrick, OFM, March 13th 2020. When I say, have a happy birthday, you better freaking do it. - Reflection by Aarti Jaisinghani- Offered by Rashmi Assudani. Powerful Birthday Prayers and Blessings for Myself to Bless My New Age March 1, 2023 by Ezeh Binny (Buns) Birthdays are special occasions that remind us of the precious gift of life and the opportunity to reflect on our past, present, and future. Hope this year is the best. We sympathized. Yes there is isolation. Still, somehow, this time does not seem ordinary; it is anything but that. Happy birthday. Im a garbageman, I cant work from home and my job is an essential city service that must get done. One cousin even created a special online presentation for the call that included live and recorded music, as well as dance performances and poetry. Birthdays remind us of who we are and what weve done thanks for being an amazing role model to myself and for many others. Thank you for all the love Ive been blessed withand help me in the moments ahead. Thank you for being you. I cannot hear if you whisper an answer to my prayer or brush off my curse. Just keep driving by. God wants to be present in all parts of our livesnot just the easy or serene moments. Some of these endings come suddenly or unexpectedly. Is there a person or group of people especially affected by COVID-19 that you dont often choose to see or connect with normally? Look to God in the midst of your daily challenges. A Prayer for a World Facing the Coronavirus was adapted from a prayer posted by St. Luke's United . Open my eyes and let me see them as You see them! 6. Theyre a great excuse to eat cake. Dont you think its about time we started to act our age? To those in pain. Breathing deeply of your calm, I repeat, again and again, You are here. Good and gracious Companion, my family and friends need tranquility and assurance. Youve earned it, and you deserve it. We asked for love, and you gave us troubled people to help. Good-bye and good luck! The ordinary ways of working and providing and living have disappeared for many. Thank you for being a best friend, a role model, a shoulder to cry on, and a partner in crime. One of the few aspects of this terrible pandemic to be grateful for is that it has taken a vastly lesser toll on children and young adults than its major precursor of last century, the flu pandemic. For this next year, I wish for all your wildest dreams to come true. Help us to give thanks within our sorrow, within our fears. Plan a car caravan. Over the course of the last months, I have felt your presence in the care and compassion of those working around and with me to find the best path forward for our community. All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting. For others its from a deep sense of your true self. Later, his mom invited six local friends to come by the house and hang out on the front lawn, sit around a bonfire, and make smores. Birthdays are kind of a big deal in my house. Help us, Mother of Divine Love,to conform ourselves to the Fathers willand to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. I can barely keep up with everyones birthdays these days, but you better believe Id never forget yours. We give our hearts to You, now and forever. Avon Lake, Ohio, United States. Ask for light and insight as you prepare to review your day. Sending you love on this birthday. Nor are we. Pray. Hone your creativity with the power of Adobe Express. When I think of the extent to which You were willing to go in order to save me,. And stepped in where needed. Inject in us the humbleness to know we are loved by you beyond measure.Infect us with the passion and courage to share Gods love with everyone around us.We pray for immunity to evil; especially to hate , prejudice, negativity and despair.Help us use our gifts to be a part of your mission.Let us be superspreaders of love. - Prayer originated from I don't even know if you exist or if I'm just talking to myself, but I know I need help to face my fears right now. And if you're celebrating your birthday, know that you are one of a kind and the only one who gets to be you, celebrating a birthday today. That is truer than true. We have had no time, no space, no moment to mourn. If being calm is hard, acknowledge it. 7. Common Worship. What Happens When We Lose Our Social Rituals? Every day I learn something new from your kindness, your compassion, and your sheer brilliance. If it werent for you, I would never have become the person I am today. Lets eat, drink, and be merry in your honor. The Jesus Prayer. For you never leave us. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. - Dr. Seuss, You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, and irresistible for the rest of your life. - Coco Chanel, I decided if you're lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about. - Mary Steenburgen, Grow old along with me. In all things, may we open our hearts and give You thanks. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace. We worried about the age. Though the girls stood six feet apart and wore gloves and masks much of the time, being together let the celebrant know she mattered. We are ending our budget work for one fiscal year and the beginning our work on future financial and fiscal year planning. 2. Fermented grapes. Some are happy. That God's hand would be with you, and keep you from harm so that you will be free from pain. For the sick and infected: God, heal and help. Or maybe we just feel better about our age with a little bit of wine. You are the Powerful Creator of all people - each one unique, special, precious in your sight, and greatly loved by you. and celebrate Thanksgiving as weve done in the past. Greater Good wants to know: Do you think this article will influence your opinions or behavior? Help us to remember that the gift of Christ, Immanuel, is our greatest treasure, not just at Christmas, but for the whole year through. Strengthenuswhen we feel discouragedor overwhelmed. She's the world's leading animal behaviorist and an Autism advocacy leader. Where you are, the extraordinary tries to lift us up, to let us see beyond the everyday and catch hints of what can be, of who we could be if we gave room to our best selves, of what we could do if we banded together in common purpose and resolve. The infected person - who has not been identified - attended a 24-hour prayer event at Asbury University in Wilmore on February 18. I became a little famous in the neighborhood, says Amber. If you find yourself frustrated or stressed, acknowledge it. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders. You stepped into my life at best possible time. i like to test myself." - happy 93rd birthday to the wonderful joanne woodward. Cant wait to see what wondrous things the next year holds for you. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. For public officials.For business leaders.For educators.For innovators and inventors who provide new solutions. Experience professional with over 10 years of experience spanning data analytics, project management, procurement, renovations, and property management with knowledge and experience in SQL . Happy birthday. God, you gave me a life that day I was born, and I hope I will spend all my life and do as much as I can to show you my love and gratitude! I have also developed this, called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). 50. Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now. Can we all take off our masks, Lord? Before I begin, I would like to offer a brief prayer of thanksgiving that I have relied upon heavily, especially throughout the past year as we have suffered as a community, and as a nation, and as a world, in so many ways: We asked for strength, and you gave us difficulties to make us strong. Be with the leaders of all nations. 2020. Scared but resilient. About. Admittedly, the answers we seek sometimes are not readily clear. I hope that todays wishes, smiles, and heartfelt words turn into many amazing memories. -Prayer by Cameron Wiggins Bellm. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down. Going old happens. - By Ray Angle, Assistant Vice President, Career and Professional Development, Gonzaga University, "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You that will be enough." I am grateful for my health and for the health of my family. Let us take off our masks. Pope's Prayer for Protection from Coronavirus,,,,,, Multi Faith Calendar of Religious Holy Days, Foundational Documents on Jesuit Catholic Education, Xavier University's Center for Mission and Identity. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka, Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust, Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. Unknown, Birthdays are nature's way of telling you to eat more cake. - Jo Brand, Old age is like everything else. For social justice. Now some 3,600 people are dying per day. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. Take a moment to think about how COVID-19 has impacted your life. An English-language translation of the Popes prayer is below: O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. via: "TweetIgnatian", Promise this world your lovefor better or for worse,in sickness and in health,so long as we all shall live. As with weddings and other rituals, birthday parties are bigger than one person. They bring friends and family together, strengthening the ties that make up our society. The early Christians prayed in the church of the home. Note the emotions you feel when you think of these individuals without judging or overanalyzing. For others its from a deep sense of your true self. - By Susan Haarman, Loyola University Chicago, It seems that I return to you most easily when I need comfort, O God. Here are some guidelines to follow. We have finished one academic year and are beginning to prepare for students to return in the fall. Our New Normal isnt what it was. ANew Normal is emerging. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched almost every aspect of our daily lives, especially the fun parts like dining at restaurants, traveling the world and celebrating birthdays. Theres no one on Earth Id rather celebrate more than you. when we are separated from family and friends. More like this Here is a collection of birthday prayers that are designed to show gratitude to God for bringing you this far in life, uplift your soul and ask for guidance. And the number of deaths chills survivors in worry and guilt what should I have done, what should I do now? Take a moment to settle. )Do not reach out your hands.Reach out your heart.Reach out your words.Reach out all the tendrilsof compassion that move, invisibly,where we cannot touch. Even as we are being asked to distance ourselves from one another socially, ask yourself what connections you find yourself grateful for?Who makes you feel grounded and connected to God? The pandemic itself deserves its own "loving look." Prayer always begins and ends with a recognition of God's presence, and it disposes us toward receptivity. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another. I bet it feels as good as it looks. is developed by The Center for Mission and Identity at Xavier University with support from the Conway Institute for Jesuit Education. We pray that our eyes be open to see the needs of those who struggle to provide for their families and that if we can help, we do help in ordinary ways. An English-language translation of the Pope's prayer is below: O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. The year that taught us to minimize. How do weserve and leadwhen weare disconnectedfrom each otherand the physical spacethat unifies our team. twitter: { in Venues & Event Spaces, Skating Rinks. You see past my mask, you hear through it, you know. Guest Temple Grandin shares what kind of support systems led her to success, and we hear about how community, and lack thereof, affects our health and ability to succeed. Sahih Muslim, a book on the sayings of the Prophet records: "When the Messenger of Allah intended to combine two prayers on a journey, he delayed the noon prayer till came the early time of the afternoon prayer, and then combined the two. Help me to be generous and to keep contact with the forgotten. Prayers for Strength during the Coronavirus Pandemic 1. Help us continue to bring the science of a meaningful life to you and to millions around the globe. For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery I am thankful for the opportunity learn and practice new things. Thank you that they have journeyed through so many ages and stages of life cultivating the gifts of wisdom, patience, persistence and dependence on You. As fear grips our country, let us choose love. We know that we can do anything through You, so please help us ensure health and semi-normalcy in the coming months. Order a personalized puzzle. It can help us realize who we may often choose not to see or connect with. We stepped up. May they know your peace. We asked for wisdom, and you gave us problems to solve. One of those. Us garbagemen are gonna keep collecting the garbage, doctors and nurses are gonna keep doctoring and nurse-ering. -Prayer originated from Our templates work for personal greetings, formal wishes, or even for group signing. 5. It's my faith that I lean on as the death tolls resulting from the coronavirus continue to rise. Another year to prove that older doesnt really mean wiser. Hear through it? A Prayer to God in Anxious Times Rev. Those in my community who are suffering need care. Yes there is fear. Acknowledge how you are feeling in this moment. Crucially, prayer helps us to act and become the people we are called to be. To make a success of it, youve got to start young. - Fred Astaire, Cakes are special. Though 20-year-old Aidan G. of Kensington, California, was home from college because of COVID, his girlfriend put together a video of college friends wishing him a happy birthday and sharing appreciations, which really touched him. Come to our aid now, God of all life. Recognize there are things about endings and beginnings that we do not control. Scripture: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21. August 9, 2021 MARTHA'S VINEYARD If you're reading this, you probably aren't important enough to be invited to the massive party I just threw myself to celebrate my historic existence and. Well, I know exactly what youll say. Birthday Prayer for Senior Citizens Dear Heavenly Father, we celebrate with you the birthday of one of your own who has lived long and well. So, for her sons 14th birthday, Anne S. of Berkeley, California, invited his friends, family, and some teachers to send in a video clip of themselves wishing him a happy birthday. Celebrating a birthday while under stay-at-home and social distancing orders can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be boring! Your birthday is gonna be lit. Why go to all the trouble? In this uncertain agea time whenour brothers and sistersyearn forpeace and lightwe are calledand stand readyto do magisto do morethan we didbefore. 5. When all seems lost. Amen. Hopefully some of them will resonate with you. It can help us realize who we may often choose not to see or connect with. Sign of the Cross. Can we know, Lord, that we put on many masks so we can cope, avoid, pretend, be acceptable? And of course, the ending of the Fr. Afterward, Amber was surprised to find out that this display of love also had an impact on her neighbors. Happy Birthday Jesus Prayer Father, today I celebrate the reality of Your presence in my life. Every time Im starting to feel bad about not being able to see friends and do the things I want, I just watch this and it lifts my spirit, says Amber. Just to travel to a small funeral to say good-bye to a loved one and offer you our prayer leads to days of quarantine and extra separation. Amen. 71. Whether the occasion is bittersweet and quiet or a party that rocks out in sheer exuberance, our designs convey the birthday message that hits exactly the right note. In one study in the U.K., researchers asked people to describe their birthday celebrations and how the festivities affected them at two points in time. Birthday Prayer Thank you, God, for giving me another year of life. Many people have turned to Twitter to vent and find the humor in the reality of spending birthdays in quarantine from awkward Zoom parties to new ways of blowing out candles. 2. I pray that we continue to be inclusive and broad in our thinking, that we continue to be imaginative and innovative, that we have the energy required to sustain us. gosford glyphs tunnels, retirement wishes for a judge,
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