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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Give Me Strength

Catholic Women Praying for Peace
Cuban Missile Crisis - 1962

Give Me Strength

Dear heavenly Father,
before I begin my day's work, I fold my hands in prayer. All the strength I need comes from you. The grace that helps me to be kind, patient, sympathetic, understanding―all comes from you.

You understand my life, O Lord. It's the same as that of thousands of other women. Yet it is still different, given especially to me. And since it comes from you, I shall never cease to believe in what is beautiful and to strive for what is good. Amen.

                   There is nothing small
                   in the service of God.
Francis de Sales

Women Before God
Newman Press, 1961

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