Psalm 103:12 (forgiving ourselves, not worrying)

23 May Psalm 103:12 (forgiving ourselves, not worrying)

* Welcome God every morning before work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith (

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he put our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

Living Faith snippets: “We’ve all known people who just couldn’t forgive themselves for some past transgression: a lie, an affair, a divorce, an abortion. Many of us have even been that person. God forgives us in the most expansive ways, “as far as the east is from the west.” by Heather Wilson

Sr. Francelle snippets: “Dearest Ones, I think it’s only natural for people to worry, but St. Peter says, “Cast all your care on Him, because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) He thinks of each of us individually. We can give him our burdens, our anxieties, our fears and our worries. Sometimes I think I need to do something about all the natural disasters that are happening, all the sickness, the poverty, the wars, etc. Of course, I am a part of the solution – my prayers are very important – but, in the end, it is only God who can change things. Jesus told us over and over not to worry. What is worry? It is the opposite of trust. Faith cancels worry. How much God wants us to trust him. Often, He reminded His fearful, doubting disciples, “O, you of little faith.” These are some quotes that help me in times of worry: “Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer with thanksgiving let your needs be made known to God.” (Phil 4:6-7) Does worrying do any good? Jesus says, ” No”. He says, “Who of you can add a single hour to his life by worrying?” (Matt 6:27) And may the peace of God that passes all human understanding fill each of us. Amen. In God’s love and peace,Sister Francelle” See the entire devotion at

ProLife news: (international)
* (C. Springs) The annual collection of items for the Life Support Center is Sat, 17 May until Sun, 25 May. They need “donations of diapers (sizes 3,4,5), wipes, rattles, baby bottles, formula, pacifiers, baby clothes (onsies and sleepers) and blankets.” Please drop off your donations to your parish rep (by 25 May) or the Catholic diocesan office (by 27 May).

Our Prayers: Abortion, our enemies, our troops, China earthquake, Myanmar cyclone, depression/despair, Vicki Miller (her cancer treatment), Pam McGushin (Cindy’s cancer treatment), Tom Tenpenny (sister in law Anna’s cancer treatment), Jenny Senour (ProLife job interview), Pat Castle (free niece Shantelle from world’s grip), Kelly Benson (son Emeric premature birth), Kathy-jo Peterson (aunt Peggy’s brain cancer), Kay Castle (friend Betty’s back pain), Joe Hourigan (friend’s son, Peter, with Downs Syndrome)

Through Christ for ProLife,
Phil 4:13

* Outreach: Each week, please invite at least one friend or family member to join the LIFE Devotions group (Mark 16:15), providing routine spiritual connection and strength.
* Today’s Bible readings at* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” “If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.”
* Defend the unborn: Websites at ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Click for Prayer to End Abortion.
* Share the Good News: Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)! Let’s make room to share with non-believers (be a friend, make a friend, lead your friend to Christ)…and work on perpetual re-evangelization of self and those close to us, drawing closer to God’s will by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service…

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