Loving and Generous God,it is You who call us by nameand ask us to follow You.Help us to grow in the Loveand Service of our Churchas we experience it today.Give us the energy and courageof Your Spiritto shape its futureGrant us faith-filled leaderswho will embrace Christ's Missionof love and justice.Bless the Church of ______________by raising up dedicated and generous leadersfrom our families and friendswho will serve Your people as Sisters,Priests, Brothers, Deacons and Lay Ministers.Inspire us to know You betterand open our heartsto hear Your call.We ask this through our Lord.
O Father, you desire all of us to be happy.Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the heartsof many men and women.Grant to them the willingness and generosityto give of themselves,their lives, their time and theirtalents to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord andSavior, and to His Holy Church.May more men and women go forth as priests, deacons,brothers and sisters to bring the truths of our Catholic faithto all others so that soon they, too, may know You betterand love You more...and serving You, be truly happy. Amen.
Creator God,Life is your gift to me,Through Baptism you invite me to sharethe gift of my life in service to others.Be with me as I choose each day to showYour presence in our world.Give me the courage and generosity torespond to Your love, to Your call.I pray especially for those who serve you asPriests, Brothers, Sisters, Deacons and Lay Ministers.Open the minds and hearts of many othermen and women that they may acceptYour challenge to build the Kingdom.Loving God, you have made me in Your image and likeness,and for this I shall praise You forever.Through baptism Your invite me to serve as Your son Jesus served.I offer You this day all that I have and all that I amin union with His saving cross.Father, in the power of the Spirit,You send us forth to build up Your kingdom.I pray especially for those whom You are callingto serve the church as priests, deacons, sisters and brothers.Help them to hear and answer Your call to discipleship.The harvest is plenty, but laborers are few.Please provide for us men and womenwho will help to gather in a great harvest of souls.I make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God, the source ofcreation and love,You invite each ofus to serve you through the lifewhich is your gift.May your graceencourage men and women to heightsof holiness through service to the churchas priests, sisters, brothers, and lay ministers.Make me aninstrument to encourage othersto give of themselves andchallenge me to do the same.Amen
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course.We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves, by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their duty to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled.The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
Encourage people to believe in a better future. While stability focuses on today, hopefulness deals with the future. People need to see that their leaders have a clear direction in mind. They want to have faith that their leaders are guiding them in the right direction. When leaders communicate hope, they can help followers feel more enthusiastic about the future.
The World as we knew it is gone, and for what feels like such a long time we have experienced so much hardship during this Pandemic. As we prepare to walk into the future we pray for the "new normal" to come. May our hearts be unified in You more than ever. May the tender moments of seeing someone again in person be all the more rich and treasured. May the reunions, interactions, and moments ahead be held in such intentionality and may we turn to You in sincere gratitude. Help us to come out of this Pandemic better, not bitter. Help us to become more considerate of others, more mindful of how we can help one another, and how we can serve You and Your children well. We thank You that no matter how dark the night may get, there is the hope of the dawn to come.
Good and Loving God, We thank you for creating the world in all its beauty. We thank you for memory, which enables us to build on the experiences of the past;for imagination, which admits us to a wider world than we could otherwise know;and foresight, by which we plan for the future.
Amid a summer of denominational discontent, Council of Bishops President Thomas J. Bickerton called on fellow bishops and church members to begin pivoting The United Methodist Church toward a hope-filled future.
When girls stay in school, they live longer, healthier lives, marry later, have fewer children, and drastically increase their future incomes. If all girls had a secondary school education, there would be two-thirds fewer teenage pregnancies, and women would have fewer children overall.16 The frequency of child deaths would decrease by nearly 50 percent17. If a girl in the developing world gets seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children than her uneducated sisters.18
Innovation. We pursue a course of continuous, positive and practical innovation, using our deep experience in health care to be thoughtful advocates of change and using the insights we gain to invent a better future that will make the health care environment work and serve everyone more fairly, productively and consistently.
Thereafter, the physical, sociological, and/or psychological effects of access, or lack thereof, to abortion may have one women is considered. Reasons for having an abortion vary from financial instability to unstable relationships. Upon receiving one, there is mixed research on whether women suffer future physical, sociological, and/or psychological effects. A sad reality is that even if a woman wants an abortion and feels she is capable of handling these possible consequences, she may be unable to get one. Whether the reason be barriers related to geographic location or financial situation, being forced to carry an unwanted child may also bear physical, sociological, and/or psychological effects.
After receiving an abortion, there is research concluding that women may suffer from possible physical health effects in the future. The effects that will be discussed below are increased risk of breast cancer and future reproductive health issues.
Richard Preston: MITRE's vision is pioneering for a better future. And I think part of that is what we're doing with STEM outreach, which is inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. I'm working with Bedford STEM Outreach. We're partnering with Kids in Tech to offer STEM workshops to underprivileged kids.
To tackle this problem, organizations must create better policies and opportunities for women. On the other hand, women require assistance in taking steps ahead and overcoming the tendencies that hold them back.
Women are more understanding, strong-willed, tactical, and cognizant in comparison to men and this is precisely what makes them terrific mentors. We need more and more women in mentorship programs and we must also focus on women mentoring women for a bright future.
I have traveled the length and breadth of Alabama, Mississippi and all the othersouthernstates. On sweltering summer days and crisp autumn mornings I have looked at the South'sbeautifulchurches with their lofty spires pointing heavenward. I have beheld the impressiveoutlines of hermassive religious education buildings. Over and over I have found myself asking: "Whatkind of peopleworship here? Who is their God? Where were their voices when the lips of Governor Barnettdrippedwith words of interposition and nullification? Where were they when Governor Wallace gavea clarioncall for defiance and hatred? Where were their voices of support when bruised and wearyNegro menand women decided to rise from the dark dungeons of complacency to the bright hills ofcreativeprotest?" 2b1af7f3a8