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Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanksgiving Quotes Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur...

Quotes About Service

Quotes About Service Community service is a non-paying job performed by one person or a group of people for the benefit of their community or its institutions. Community service is distinct from volunteering, since it is not always performed on a voluntary basis.  Selfless service is a service which is performed without any expectation...

Spiritual Practices: Gratitude

Spiritual Practices: Gratitude Gratitude, thankfulness, or gratefulness, from the Latin word gratus ‘pleasing, thankful’, is a feeling of appreciation felt by and/or similar positive response shown by the recipient of kindness, gifts, help, favors, or other types of generosity, towards the giver of such gifts. The experience of gratitude has historically been a...

Pray Hands Grateful Thankful Appreciation

Thankfulness

Thankfulness More than 19 centuries ago, God inspired the apostle Paul to predict today’s global attitudes and write them down to warn us: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves . . . unthankful, unholy” (II Timothy 3:1-2)....

Works Of Mercy

Works Of Mercy Works of mercy (sometimes known as acts of mercy) are practices considered meritorious in Christian ethics. The practice is popular in the Catholic Church as an act of both penance and charity. In addition, the Methodist church teaches that the works of mercy are a means of grace which lead to holiness[1] and aid in sanctification.[2] The works of mercy have been...

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Empathy

What Is Empathy? Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.[1] Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy.[2] Etymology The English...

Gratitude To God In The Old Testament

Gratitude To God In The Old Testament Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God. (Ecclesiastes, 5:19) Sing to the Lord, you saints of His; praise His holy...

Muhammad’s Mildness and Forbearance

Muhammad’s Mildness and Forbearance Mildness is another dimension of his character. He was a bright mirror in which God reflected His Mercy. Mildness is a reflection of compassion. God made His Messenger mild and gentle, thereby allowing him to gain many converts to Islam and overcome numerous obstacles. After the...

Muhammad: The Prophet of Universal Mercy 

Muhammad: The Prophet of Universal Mercy  The beginning of existence was an act of mercy and compassion without which the universe would be in chaos. Everything came into existence through compassion, and by compassion it continues to exist in harmony. Muslim sages say that the universe is the All-Compassionate One’s...

Prayer of Self Reflection

Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Reflections of St. Ignatius of Loyola Prayer of Self Offering Take, O Lord, all my liberty. Receive my memory, my understanding and my will. You have given me all that I am and all that I possess. I return it all to you and surrender it to the guidance of...

Prayers of Self-reflection

Prayers of Self-reflection Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records demonstrate the great interest which humanity has had in itself. “Know thyself” was inscribed on the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi over 3,000 years ago. Human...

The Apostle Paul’s Prayers

A Complete List of the Apostle Paul’s Prayers in the Bible First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve with my whole heart in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my...

Exorcism Prayer

Exorcism Prayer Many people today think of evil infestation of a person in the terms of Hollywood Horror movies… this is not necessarily the case. Evil usually possesses an individual in a more subtle fashion. Entering someone’s Soul thru harsh emotions… such as anger, hatred, despair, greed… or even vanity,...

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Thanksgiving In The Bible

Thanksgiving In The Bible “O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great...

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Prayers of Thanksgiving “Thanksgiving is recognized by contentment, thrift, consent and gratitude, while unthankfulness by greed, waste, ingratitude and consuming without distinguishing between the lawful and unlawful. Indeed, greed, besides being unthankfulness, is both a cause of depravity and a means of humiliation. It might even be said that the...

What Is A Prayer?

Prayer An act of the virtue of religion which consists in asking proper gifts or graces from God. In a more general sense it is the application of the mind to Divine things, not merely to acquire a knowledge of them but to make use of such knowledge as a means of union with God. This may be done by acts of praise and thanksgiving, but...

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Prayers for Alcoholics

Prayers for Alcoholics Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems. The disorder was previously divided into two types: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. In a medical context, alcoholism is said to exist when two or more of the following conditions are present: a person...

Prayers For Cure From Paralysis

Prayers For Cure From Paralysis A Prayer for Friends Suffering Various Forms of Paralysis They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four...

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers Morning prayers can refresh and recharge your soul as you get ready to take on the day with help from the best place possible: Our Creator!  We should treat morning prayers, like prayer itself, as a time to get closer to God by expressing our love for Him,...

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada...

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