Prayer for Sunday

The Zoroastrian festival of Ghambar Paitishem and the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi continue today.

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something.
Don’t wait for good things to happen to you.
If you go out and make some good things happen,
you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.
~ Barack Obama

Our Heavenly Father,
We know that the power of one kind heart
added to another and another gives birth to a legacy of love,
And yields a harvest of commitment to the lives of others,
Which lives beyond this earthly day.

So, in our prayers of thankfulness this morning,
We lift our faces toward you and express
Much gratitude and praise for each and every volunteer.

As we look out over our community and turn our faces toward
This steady stream of love generated by
Thousands upon thousands of volunteer activities,
We become aware that love has and is
Enriching our lives, the lives of our families and friends,
The lives of our neighbors, and the lives of our fellow citizens.

We thank our heavenly Father for these grace-filled volunteers,
And the rich blessings wrought upon our community,
By their compassionate hearts.
Bless the ever giving hearts of these volunteers.

(adapted from a prayer by Theresia Pennartz)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I believe in myself.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)


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