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November 26, 2016, 2:04 pm

Advent 2016

Advent 2016 - As we enter into the holy time Advent, let us recall our many blessings and the rich history we share as the people of God. Following is an overview of the Advent Season shared by the USCCB:

"Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, 'ad-venire' in Latin or 'to come to') is the season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas.

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ's second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lords birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord or Christmas.

Advent devotions including the Advent wreath, remind us of the meaning of the season. Our Advent calendar above can help you fully enter in to the season with daily activity and prayer suggestions to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ."

Lord, bless our Advent journey. Prepare our hearts with your love and intimate presence. Grace all that we do with your wisdom and divine perspective. Help us draw closer to you as we prepare for the coming of your Son among us. We ask this through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Amen

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November 23, 2016, 2:08 pm

We Give Thanks to God 2016

Scottsdale, AZ - We give thanks to God for our many blessings this Thanksgiving, especially for our family, friends and especially all our ipraytoday.com web family. Your prayers and intentions are a great grace to all of us. Persevere in God and holiness. Following are a few quotes of the saints on thanksgiving to bless your Thanksgiving holiday.

Quotes of the Saints on Thanksgiving

"In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks." - St. Teresa of Avila

"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks." - St. Ambrose

"A man wanted to do evil, but first prayed as usual; and finding himself prevented by God, he was then extremely thankful." - St. Mark the Ascetic

"Prayer is an aspiration of the heart. It is a simple glance directed to Heaven. It is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy." - St. Therese Lisieux

"Out of gratitude and Most Blessed love for Him, we should desire to be reckoned fools." - St. Ignatius of Loyola

"O my God, let me remember with gratitude and confess to thee thy mercies toward me." - St. Augustine of Hippo

"Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence." - St. John Paul II

"The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness." - St. Gianna Beretta Molla

"Thank God ahead of time." - Ven. Solanus Casey

"Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature." - Ven. Solanus Casey

"O God, grant that whatever good things I have, I may share generously with those who have not, and whatever good things I do not have, I may request humbly from those who do." - St. Thomas Aquinas

"Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve You as You deserve." - St. Ignatius of Loyola

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November 23, 2016, 1:59 pm

We Give Thanks 2016

Scottsdale, AZ - We give thanks to God for our many blessings this Thanksgiving, especially for our family, friends and especially all our ipraytoday.com web family. Your prayers and intentions are a great grace to all of us. Persevere in God and holiness. Following are a few quotes of the saints on thanksgiving to bless your Thanksgiving holiday.

Quotes of the Saints on Thanksgiving

In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks. - St. Teresa of Avila

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. - St. Ambrose

A man wanted to do evil, but first prayed as usual; and finding himself prevented by God, he was then extremely thankful. -St. Mark the Ascetic

Prayer is an aspiration of the heart. It is a simple glance directed to Heaven. It is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy. St. Therese Lisieux

Out of gratitude and Most Blessed love for Him, we should desire to be reckoned fools. St. Ignatius of Loyola

O my God, let me remember with gratitude and confess to thee thy mercies toward me. St. Augustine of Hippo

Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence. St. John Paul II

The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness. St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Thank God ahead of time. Ven. Solanus Casey

Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature. Ven. Solanus Casey

O God, grant that whatever good things I have, I may share generously with those who have not, and whatever good things I do not have, I may request humbly from those who do. St. Thomas Aquinas

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve You as You deserve. St. Ignatius of Loyola

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November 20, 2016, 12:39 am

Christ the King 2016

Feast of Christ the King 2016 - As we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, let us renew our commitment and recognition to the importance of Christ's authority in our lives and in the world. Let us pray for an increase of faith, hope and charity in our spiritual lives and in the lives of our family, friends and the whole world.

"That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in Heaven, on earth and under the earth: and that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:10-11

Christ Himself speaks of His own kingly authority in His last discourse, speaking of the rewards and punishments that will be the eternal lot of the just and the damned; in His reply to the Roman magistrate, who asked Him publicly whether He were a king or not; after His resurrection, when giving to His Apostles the mission of teaching and Baptizing all nations, He took the opportunity to call Himself king, confirming the title publicly, and solemnly proclaimed that all power was given Him in Heaven and on earth. These words can only be taken to indicate the greatness of his power, the infinite extent of His kingdom. What wonder, then, that He Whom St. John calls the 'prince of the kings of the earth' appears in the Apostle's vision of the future as He who hath on His garment and on His person written 'King of kings and Lord of lords!.' It is Christ whom the Father has appointed heir of all things; for He must reign until at the end of the world for He has put all his enemies under the feet of God and the Father."

It was surely right, then, in view of the common teaching of the sacred books, that the Catholic Church, which is the kingdom of Christ on earth, destined to be spread among all men and all nations, should with every token of veneration salute her author and founder in her annual liturgy as King and Lord, and as King of Kings. And, in fact, the church uses these titles, giving expression with wonderful variety of language to one and the same concept, both in ancient psalms and in liturgical practice." - from Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Letter, QUAS PRIMAS, #11-12

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November 15, 2016, 12:25 am

Increase our Faith, Hope and Charity

Scottsdale, AZ - Let us pray for all the little ones of Christ especially the sick, the poor, the homeless and the dying. We entrust all those in most need of God's Mercy to The Holy Family's intercession.

Hail Mary our sweet Mother, Good Saint Joseph guardian dear and our Beloved Lord Jesus Christ, pray for us and all those in most need of your help and intercession. Amen

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November 11, 2016, 2:07 pm

Veteran's Day Prayer of Remembrance

Veterans' Day 2016 - A Prayer of Remembrance for all our Veterans and Public Servants living and deceased:

Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted,
either by death or life:
hear our prayers and thanksgivings
for all whom we remember this day;
fulfill in them the purpose of your love;
and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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November 8, 2016, 2:13 pm

Prayer for Our President and Elected Officials

Election Day 2016 - A Pro-Life Prayer for Our President and Public Officials

Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life, move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care. Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society. Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents. You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen - A EWTN's Devotional Prayer

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