I Said A Prayer For You Today

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I said a prayer for you today
and know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart,
although He spoke no word!

I didn’t ask for wealth or fame,
I knew you wouldn’t mind.
I asked him to send treasures,
of a far more lasting kind!

I asked that He be near you,
at the start of each new day;
to grant you health and blessings
and friends to share your way!

I asked for happiness for you,
in all things great and small.
But it was for His loving care,
I prayed the most of all!

400+ Prayers

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To and By The Saints

  1. Agatha of Sicily
    • Protection From Sexual Violence
    • Petition I
    • Petition II
  2. Agnes of Rome
    • Protection of Young
  3. Albert the Great
    • Supreme Lord
  4. Alphonsus Liguori
    • Act of Spiritual Communion
    • Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Night Prayer
    • Petition To St Alphonsus
  5. Andrew The Apostle
    • St Andrew’s Prayer
    • St Andrew’s Call
    • O Good Cross (O Bona Crux)
  6. Ann – Mother of Mary
    • Bless My Family
  7. Anselm of Canterbury
    • Lord, My Lord
    • Lord Jesus Christ
  8. Anthony of Padua
    • Lost Article
    • The Lost
    • Petition To St Anthony
  9. Archangel – Gabriel
    • Intercession Prayer
  10. Archangel – Raphael
    • Help In Our Needs
  11. Archangel Michael
    • Defend Us In Battle
  12. Augustine of Canterbury
    • The Holy Spirit
    • The Sick
  13. Augustine of Hippo
    • Let Me Know Myself
  14. Basil of Caesarea
    • Guidance I
    • Guidance II
    • Fellowship with all Living Things
    • After Communion
  15. Benedict of Nursia
    • Seeking Faith
    • Myself In Your Hands
  16. Bernadette of Lourdes
    • How Happy My Soul
  17. Bernard of Clairvaux
    • Act of Spiritual Communion
    • Mary, O Lady
  18. Blaise
    • Glorious St Blaise
    • Throat Blessing
  19. Bridget of Ireland
    • To St Bridget
    • Christian Perfection
    • Our Joy
    • Our Guide And Shield
    • Brilliant Star
    • Litany
  20. Bridget of Sweden
    • Sweetness Of Hearts
    • Women Of Peace
    • The Fifteen Prayers
  21. Catherine of Siena
    • Holy Spirit
    • Love Undefiled
  22. Cecelia of Rome
    • Sing A Joyous Song
  23. Charles Borromeo
    • Almighty God
    • My Guardian Angel For A Happy Death
  24. Christopher
    • Motorist’s Prayer
    • Protection Prayer
    • Name Prayer
    • Life Prayer
  25. Clare of Assisi
    • I Come, O Lord
    • Blessing
    • Behold, Hold, Enfold
    • O Glorious St Claire
    • Be Our Light
    • Intercession
    • Healing
  26. Columba of Ireland (Colmcille)
    • Blessing
    • High King Of Heaven
    • Be O Lord, A Guiding Star
    • Alone With None But Thee
    • Let Me Bless Almighty God
    • The Fire Of God’s Love
  27. Columbanus (Columban)
    • Blessing
    • Merciful God
    • Kindle Our Lamps
    • Prayer For Missions
  28. Cyril of Alexandria
    • Mother Of God
  29. Dismas – Good Thief
    • My Crucified Jesus
    • Prayer To St Dismas
  30. Dominic (Founder of Dominicans)
    • Intercession Prayer
    • God Of Truth
  31. Dominic Savio
    • Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Intercession
  32. Dymphna
    • Petition
  33. Edmund of Canterbury (Rich)
    • Into Thy Hands
  34. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    • The Hour Of Our Death
  35. Faustina Kowalska
    • Petition
  36. Francis de Sales
    • Be At Peace
    • Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Special Need
    • Act Of Abandonment
    • Direction of Intention
    • Confidence In God
    • My Cross
  37. Francis of Assisi
    • Peace
    • Self Giving
    • Praise Of God
    • Daily Prayer
    • Meditation
    • Praises
    • My Vocation
    • Before The Blessed Sacrament
    • Praise To Mary The Mother Of God
    • Thanksgiving
    • Before A Crucifix
    • Canticle of Creatures
    • Blessings
  38. Francis Xavier
    • Eternal God
    • My God
    • My Lord Jesus
    • Service Of The Church
    • Feast Day Prayer
    • Role Model To Follow
    • Preacher And Miracle Worker
    • Herald Of The Gospel
    • Creator God
  39. Gemma Galgani
    • Forgiveness
    • Grace
    • Crucified Jesus
    • Intercession
    • Petition
    • Help Against Temptation
  40. George
    • Strength Of Faith
  41. Gerard Majella
    • Reflection
    • Motherhood
    • Safe Delivery
    • Mother And Child
    • Sick Child
    • Petition
  42. Gertrude The Great
    • Holy Souls
    • Before Work
    • Precious Body And Blood Of Jesus
    • Sacred Heart Of Jesus
    • Reflections On The Passion
  43. Ignatius of Loyola
    • Lord, Teach Me
    • Liberty
    • Trust In Jesus
    • Departed Souls
  44. James the Apostle
    • Gracious God
    • Glorious Apostle
  45. Jerome
    • Christ’s Mercy
  46. Joan of Arc
    • Faith
    • Intercession I
    • Thanks And Gratitude
    • Intercession II
    • In Times Of Trouble
    • Healing
  47. John Bosco
    • Mary Help Of Christians
    • Petition
  48. John Henry Newman
    • Peace At Last
    • Christian Unity
    • Fragrance Wherever I Go
  49. John of the Cross
    • Stillness Of Soul
    • Light And Love
    • Petition
  50. Joseph (Husband of Mary)
    • Protection
    • Memorare
    • Parent’s Prayer
    • Happy Death
    • Jesus, Mary And Joseph
  51. Jude The Apostle
    • Sacred Heart Of Jesus
    • Physical Healing
    • Times Of Suffering
    • Special Intention I
    • Special Intention II
    • Special Intention III
  52. Laurence of Rome
    • The Poor
    • Generous St Lawrence
    • Glorious St Lawrence
  53. Lucy of Syracuse
    • Healing of Sight
    • Petition
  54. Margaret Mary Alacoque
    • Hail, Heart Of Jesus
    • God The Father
    • Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Sacred Heart Of Jesus
    • Resignation to Suffering
    • For Mercy
    • All Powerful Physician
  55. Maria Goretti
    • Petition Prayer
    • Before A Social Event
    • Before A Date
    • Abuse Sufferers
    • Abuse Survivors
  56. Martin de Porres
    • Lift Up Our Hearts
    • For Grace
    • For Humility
    • Petition Prayer
  57. Monica
    • Perseverance
    • For Mothers
    • For Children
    • For Lost Souls
    • For Serenity
  58. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
    • Confidence And Trust In God’s Mercy
    • Strength In Life
    • Comfort In Afflictions
    • God Of My Heart
    • Temple Of The Holy Spirit
    • After Communion
    • Novena To The Sacred Heart
    • Spiritual Communion
    • Visit To The Blessed Sacrament
    • Consecration To The Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Pope St John Paul’s Prayer To St Padre Pio
    • Petition I
    • Petition II
    • Healing
  59. Patrick of Ireland
    • Glorious St Patrick
    • St Patrick’s Breastplate
  60. Paul
    • Priests And Religious I
    • Priests And Religious II
    • Grace Of Perseverance
  61. Peter the Apostle
    • O Holy Apostle
    • O Glorious St Peter
  62. Philip Neri
    • Knowing And Loving Jesus
    • Blessed Virgin Mary
  63. Pope St John Paul II
    • Victims Of War
    • God For Guidance
    • Reverence For Life
    • Faith
    • God’s Call To The Priesthood
    • Blessing
    • Canonisation Prayer
  64. Pope St John XXIII
    • Jesus, In The Blessed Sacrament
    • Our Lady Of Guadalupe
    • For Fathers
    • For Peace
    • Canonisation Prayer
  65. Pope St Paul VI
    • Make Us Worthy
  66. Richard of Chichester
    • Day-by-day
    • Prayer OF Thanks
  67. Rita of Cascia
    • Prayer To St Rita
    • Petition Prayer I
    • Petition Prayer II
    • Intercession Prayer
  68. Roch
    • O Great St Roch
    • Petition For A Sick Person
  69. Rose of Lima
    • Glorious God
    • Flower Of Sanctity
    • Love Of God
    • Glorious St Rose
    • Admirable St Rose
    • Mother’s Prayer
    • Patron Saint Prayer
  70. Simon Stock
    • Beautiful Flower Of Carmel
    • Prayer To St Simon
  71. Stephen
    • Prayer To St Stephen
  72. Teresa of Avila
    • Guided By You
    • Let Nothing Disturb You
    • Lord, You are Closer
    • To Redeem Lost Time
    • The Love For Me Is Strong
    • A Love Song
    • Growing Older
    • Petition Prayer I
    • Petition Prayer II
  73. Teresa of Calcutta
    • Classroom Wall Prayer
    • Give Us A Heart
    • Happiness
    • Who Is Jesus To Me
    • A Daily Prayer
    • For Families
    • Petition Prayer
  74. Thérèse of Lisieux – The Little Flower
    • Writings
    • Petition Prayer
  75. Thomas Aquinas
    • Sweet Jesus
    • Grant To Me
    • Prayer For A Good Life
    • Student’s Prayer I
    • Students Prayer II
    • Grant Me
    • After Communion
  76. Thomas Becket
    • Intercession Prayer I
    • Intercession Prayer II
    • Intercession Prayer III
  77. Thomas More
    • Give Me The Grace, Good Lord
    • Holy Sacraments
    • Lawyer’s Prayer
    • Good Humour
    • Petition Prayer
  78. Vincent de Paul
    • Petition Prayer I
    • Petition Prayer II

The Ferrari

Red Ferrari

A young man was getting ready to graduate from University. 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 the car was all he wanted.

Book Cover: The Ferrari

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, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man’s name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” He then stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and a wonderful family, but realising his father was very old, he thought perhaps he should go to see him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make the 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 new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he was reading, 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 WITH THANKS”.

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How often do we miss out because we put ourselves first? Are we really more important than anyone else? Understanding and patience, they are great virtues!

God is a loving God. Having God as a friend is more valuable than any possible material wealth. But to love God we must love everyone and be a little humble. Our rewards will be great.

Pancake Making

Kermit the Frog as a waiter!
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Six-year-old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to make his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and slid out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor!

He scooped some of the flour into a bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a trail of flour on the floor, which by now had a few tracks left by his kitten.

Soon Brandon was covered with flour and getting very frustrated! All he had wanted to do was something good for Mom and Dad but instead, everything was going very badly!

Brandon didn’t know what to do next, whether to put his mix into the oven or on top of the stove ring and he didn’t know how the stove worked!

Suddenly, he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and as he reached to push her away, he knocked the egg carton to the floor. Frantically, as he tried to clean up his monumental mess, he slipped on the eggs, getting his pyjamas wet, white and sticky.

Just then, he saw Dad standing at the door and big crocodile tears welled up in his eyes. He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking. But his father quietly looked around and then, walking through the mess, picked up his crying son, hugged him and kissed him.

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A very beautiful story, full of love and guidance.

The love aspects are relatively obvious to see and feel; we must never let love die.

The guidance! Well, think of the numerous occasions when we started out with good intentions but, disaster after disaster followed. For some of us, the disasters appear to repeat themselves every day! However, despite our disappointments, we mustn’t forget that God our Father is watching, knows our love-intentions and remains at the ready to pick us up.

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Footprints In The Sand

Three Red Marbles

Three Red Marbles
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During the waning years of the Great Depression of the 1930’s, in a small southeastern Kansas community, I used to stop by Mr Miller’s roadside stand for farm-fresh produce as the season made it available. Food and money were still extremely scarce and bartering was used extensively.

One particular day, Mr Miller was bagging some early potatoes for me. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. Pondering the peas, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation between Mr Miller and the ragged boy next to me.

“Hello Barry, how are you today?”
“H’lo, Mr Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus’ admirin’ them peas…sure look good.”
“They are good, Barry. How’s your Ma?”
“Fine. Gittin’ stronger alla’ time.”
“Good. Anything I can help you with?”
“No, Sir. Jus’ admirin’ them peas.”
“Would you like to take some home?”
“No, Sir. Got nuthin’ to pay for ’em with.”
“Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?”
“All I got’s my prize marble here.”
“Is that right? Let me see it.”
“Here ’tis. She’s a dandy.”
“I can see that. Hmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?”
“Not ‘zackley …..but, almost.”
“Tell you what. Take this bag of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble.”
“Sure will. Thanks, Mr Miller.”

Mrs Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me. With a smile, she said, “There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes or whatever. When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn’t like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, perhaps.”

I left the stand, smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado but I never forgot the story of Mr Millar, the boys and their bartering. Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr Miller had died.

They were having his viewing that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon our arrival at the mortuary, we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could. Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts – very professional looking. They approached Mrs Miller, standing smiling and composed, by her husband’s casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket. Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary, awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

Our turn came to meet Mrs Miller. I told her who I was and mentioned the story she had told me about the marbles. Eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket. “Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about. They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim ‘traded’ them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about colour or size – they came to pay their debt”.

“We’ve never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,” she confided, “but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho.” With loving gentleness, she lifted her husband’s lifeless fingers. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined, red marbles!

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The helping hand of a stranger; how many have you encountered in your life?

Perhaps, we forget to count!