Prayer when expecting a child

Father, we thank you for your marvelous gift; you have allowed us to share in your divine parenthood. During this time of waiting, we ask you to protect and nurture these first mysterious stirrings of life.

May our child come safely into the light of the world and to the new birth of baptism. Mother of God, we entrust our child to your loving heart. Amen.

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Prayer for the gift of a child

God our Father, all parenthood comes from you. Allow us to share in that power which is yours alone, and let us see in the child you send us a living sign of your presence in our home.

Bless our love and make it fruitful so that a new voice may join ours to praise you, a new heart to love you, and a new life to bear witness to you. Amen.

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The Gift of Love

“Am I Loved?”  “Do I Love?” If we can answer to these two questions, then we can understand what is Love. Is it like give and take? No, if you do not get love also, you can give love to others. But today for many people it is give and take away. We love people from whom we get something.  Through below bible verses St. Paul clearly saying what is Love.

In today’s world we can see all kind of people about whom St. Paul is mentioned below. Many people smile but not with love from heart, they make us feel like they are angels to us, but in reality they are like a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  They smile only for their benefit. Some people have prophetic powers, healing powers and much more blessings of the Lord, but sometimes they have no love to others and poor. May be it is not their fault, it can be a play of Satan also. Some people give many donations, but not out of love, may be for the benefit of tax exemption or such things. It doesn’t mean all people doing charity are like this. Many good people are doing many charity and helping the poor with love.

From verses 4 to 7 is very important. Let us think about our daily life. Are we patient? Are we kind to others, especially with poor? How  many times we were envious, boastful, arrogant or rude? How many times we thought just our benefit only and forgot others problems? How many times we rejoiced when we saw our enemies or dislike persons were in trouble?  How many times we ignored rejoicing in truth, just because that happened with a person whom we do not like?

It is time for us to think, change our attitude and try to love each other. In today’s world people fight each other, no love.

St. Paul speak about the Gift of Love in 1 Corinthians 13

1. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; 10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. 13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Mystery Box

You wake up one morning to find a beautifully wrapped package next to your bed. Attached to it is a note: “Open me, if you dare.” What’s inside the mystery box? Do you open it?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mystery Box.”

Found hte box and after reading the note,”Open me, if you dare.” Opened it and found a book with most precious proverbs, Great stories and positive live tips, the Holy Bible. Took it, kissed and opened and started reading from the beginning. This is the most precious gift I can get. Thanks to God for sending this gift to me. May God bless the person who kept it on my door.

Secret Santa – Most valuable gift

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You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

How many shelter less people are sleeping on the street, just covering a simple cloth during this severe cold season, Some of them are mentally sick, beggars. If you can give them a piece of old warm cloth which is lying unusable in your box, a small amount of money to eat food for one time in a day, or a small part from the money which you spent on decorations, illuminations, special food, liquor or such luxury celebrations, that will be the most valuable gift you can give to Infant Jesus. Lord will be happy because you are sharing a priceless, but most valuable gift of love.

Think about it and try to do in this Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Secret Santa.”

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Daily Prompt – By Hand

What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special. Wonderful Daily Prompt – By Hand.

 

As a child, hand made food filled with mother’s love and affection, given in mouth with her own hand. After marriage hand made food by loving wife.