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Inspirational prayers, experiences, and reflections

I hope you find them as inspirational as I have

If you have any prayers, stories or personal experiences you would like to share, please feel free to send them to me.

 

The Any Way Prayer

Being an advocate can be difficult & often frustrating.  At those times it’s always good to stop to consider why we do what we do.  This is a great prayer about dedication and staying focused.

 

Taking the Handicap out of Disabilities

This article gives suggestions on how to relate to people with disabilities, how to look beyond the disability and look at the ability and the personality- the things that make each of us unique and worthwhile.

 

Two Frogs

The person that sent this stated, "This story seemed appropriate to me. There are many voices telling me that I can't do what I am convinced I should do when it comes to proceeding with my agrarian plans. I pray I can be like the deaf frog in the following story. I am 40% there because my left ear has lost most of its hearing in the past 6 months. Maybe this is a blessing????"

 

The Penny

A very nice story about a rich person and priorities.

 
The 10 Commandments of Creating Community

Kathie Snow has written a simple 10-point list to encourage people to move away from categories and move more and more into their community.

 

Beatitudes for Persons With Special Needs 

For over 20 years the Office of Disability Services & Ministries of Cleveland Catholic Charities has used this prayer to begin its meetings.  It is prayed with persons with disabilities to remind us of our commonality and our God-given differences that enliven the church with a diversity of ministries and possibilities.  Persons with disabilities teach us new ways to understand the human person and to understand the love of the God of all of us.

 

Some Mothers Get Babies With Something More

This was submitted by a person to express the expectations of a mother as she expects a baby.  It is a nice meditation on the blessing of receiving a gift you didn't quite expect. 

 

"Welcome to Holland" by Emily Perl Kingsley

What is it like to have a child with disabilities born into your family?

There is a “death experience” that one encounters.  There is a loss of certain hopes and dreams but also the possibilities of new dreams if one can see past the lost hopes. This piece reminds us to not spend a lifetime mourning what might have been, but to look at a loss as an opportunity for discovering something very different, but perhaps also equally or more, wonderful.

 

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Last Update to this page was May 30, 2014

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