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Following the Crowd....

Last Tuesday I had landed safely in the evening back in Canada after my two week mission trip in El Salvador. It was: a unique, eye opening, culture shocking, life changing experience. From the moment we had left the airport and headed to our hotel, I was immediately shocked by the amount of barbed wire that was on top of every fence, gate, or wall.  El Salvador is a high-crime country, and so people set up barbed wire coils, and fences to protect their property. However, something more significant stuck out to me, not right away, but over time, is how important, precious, and open El Salvadorians are about their Catholic faith. On the back of the school busses that they use for public transportation, their are images of Jesus on the cross, or will have bible verses on them. On many walls of building their will be painted bible verses, Blessed Oscar Romero quotes, or a picture of Romero, or a saint. All of the restaurants we went to had pictures of the Last Supper, or of at least…

Tuesday Prayer: Give Me Strength Lord

Lord, you are Holy above all others, and all of the strength that I need is in your hands.  I am not asking, Lord, that you take this trial away. Instead, I simply ask that Your will be done in my life. Whatever that means, that is what I want.  But I admit that it's hard, Lord.  Sometimes I feel like I can't go on. The pain and the fear are too much for me, and I know that I don't have the strength on my own to get through this.  I know that I can come to you, Jesus, and that you will hear my prayer. I know that it is not your intent to bring me to this point just to leave me in the wilderness alone.  Please, Lord, give me the strength that I need to face today. I don't have to worry about tomorrow.  If you just give me the strength that I need today that is all I need.  Keep me from sinning during this trial. Instead, help me to keep my eyes on you. You are the Holy Lord, and all of my hope rests in you.  Thank you for hearing my prayer.  In Jesus' name.
 Amen.

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