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Act of Hope
Act of Humility
Act of Love
An Irish Blessing
Be at Peace
Best Friends
The Blessing of St. Francis of Assisi
The Blessing Of Thorns
A Child's Prayer for Parents
A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered
Daddys Day At School
Different Type of Prayer
Direction of Intention
Eight Gifts That Don't Cost A Cent
End of Day Prayer
Evening Prayer to God the Father
Fatima Prayer
For Those Searching for God
The Football Game
The Hospital Room
The Hot Water Bottle
How Poor We Really Are
I Came to You Late
If God had a refrigerator
Interesting anecdote
An Interview with God
The Littlest Firefighter
Lord, Make Me an Instrument
Man Made Walls
Michael's Song
The Missed Blessings
Morning Prayer
Nail In The Fence
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Novena to St. Claire
Novena To Saint Jude
Prayer before Starting on a Journey
Prayer before Study or Instructions
Prayer for the Faithful
Prayer for the Help of the Holy Spirit
Prayer for Strength in Weakness
Prayer for Travelers
Prayer for Trust in Jesus
Prayer In Time of Danger
Prayer Of Generosity
Prayer to Practice the Golden Rule
Prayer to Practice What Jesus Taught
Prayer to Saint Anthony for Lost Articles
Prayer of St. Augustine
Prayer of St. Patrick
Prayer To The Blessed Virgin
Prayer to Saint Jude
A Rose Within
Serenity Prayer
A Short Prayer
Slow Dance
Something for Stevie
State of Mind
A Trick
Two Frogs Fell Into a Pit
Twenty Third Psalm
Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony
what's most important in life
When You Thought I Wasn't Looking
Your Cross
You Still Have Hope


Missed Blessings

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many
months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom,
and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all
he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs
that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his
graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father
told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how
much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box.
Curious, and somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and
found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name
embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said
"with all your money, you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the
house. Many years passed and the young man was very successful in
business.  He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized
his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He
had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make
arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed
away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come
home immediately and take care of things. When he arrived at his
father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began
to search through his father's important papers and saw the still
gift-wrapped Bible, just as he had left it years ago.  With tears, he
opened the Bible and began to turn the pages.  His father had
carefully underlined a verse, Matthew 7:11, "And if ye, being evil,
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your
Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give to those who ask Him?" As he
read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible.  It
had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports
car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the
words PAID IN FULL. How many times do we miss God's blessings because
we can't see past our own desires?????? (Author Unknown)

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