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It’s easy to get caught up in the preparation for Thanksgiving dinner, but let’s not forget the spiritual side to this important day for giving thanks. This year, add prayer to your Thanksgiving prep routine…
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Spend some time today praying for the strength to conquer whatever doubts may come.
FAST from things that only benefit you today.
PRAY by attending a Holy Thursday service tonight.
GIVE — resolve today to incorporate volunteer service into your schedule during the next three months.…
FAST from thinking its someone else’s job to make the world a better place.
PRAY for the approaching canonization of Blessed John Paul II, that it might inspire people to live their own lives in a saintly fashion.
GIVE the gift of inspiration to a friend by telling her/him about a time when you’ve experienced God’s love.
FAST from putting off a serious problem you are aware of and make a plan to do something about it.
PRAY for the approaching canonization of Blessed John XXIII, that it might inspire people to live their own lives in a saintly fashion.
GIVE — aid to someone facing a serious problem (unemployment, relationship issues, etc.). Take them out to lunch or offer another gesture that might help their situation.…
FAST from unknowingly participating in modern day slavery or labor trafficking by paying attention to the things you purchase this week and where they were made. Discover your Slavery Footprint, buy locally grown foods, and learn more about the goods you purchase and ways to end trafficking.
PRAY for people who are persecuted and enslaved.
GIVE $10 to GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation…
FAST take a true sabbath today and fast from everything work related, including work-related e-mail.
PRAY — visit a church or another sacred space today for a time of prayer and quiet reflection.
GIVE a handwritten note to your priest, pastor, or campus minister thanking them for their ministry.…
FAST from going out tonight and have a night at home with friends or family.
PRAY for the ability to see challenges as opportunities.
GIVE — spend time sorting through a closet and make a pile of things to keep, a pile to recycle, a pile to donate, and a pile to trash.
Photo: CNS/J. Scott Applewhite/pool via Reuters…
FAST from your daily speciality coffee or other go-to pick-me-up beverage. And remember, no meat!
PRAY for God to show you how to live more simply.
GIVE the money you would have spent on your speciality coffee or pick-me-up drink to someone in need.…
FAST from being snarky in your social media comments today.
PRAY for healing with someone who you’ve hurt with your words.
GIVE at least five positive and uplifting comments to others on social media today.
Photo: CNS/Jonathan Tramontana…
FAST from making excuses.
PRAY for the courage to own up to your mistakes.
GIVE give a Benjamin ($100 bill) to Busted Halo to keep these calendars coming. Thank you!…
FAST from laziness today.
PRAY in thanksgiving for those who have brought happiness to you.
GIVE to your coworkers or roommates by cleaning up a common space.…
FAST from being anxious about the future.
PRAY that God shows you how to use your gifts.
GIVE — help someone carry their load, literally or figuratively.…
FAST from the need for instant gratification at work, on the Internet, or while shopping this week.
PRAY for the discernment to know the difference between your wants and your real needs.
GIVE $25 to Kiva, a global micro-lending organization helping people in poverty.…
FAST from being mean — even in your head.
PRAY for the person at work/school who annoys you.
GIVE by making amends for a past wrongdoing.
FAST from eating meat today.
PRAY for people contemplating suicide.
GIVE — spend time today with someone who is sad or depressed.…
FAST from watching violent media (TV, movies, video games) today.
PRAY for the victims of gun violence and their families.
GIVE an expression of gratitude to a first responder (police officer, fire fighter, EMT) today.…
FAST from thinking badly about another today.
PRAY for equal rights for all throughout the world today.
GIVE a kind word to someone who you’ve had negative feelings toward.
Photo: CNS/Tami Chappell, Reuters…
FAST from being argumentative. Listen to what other people have to say.
PRAY for patience when someone is getting on your last nerve today.
GIVE $10 or more to the Will Rogers Institute.…
FAST from buying bottled water this week.
PRAY for the people who depend on God’s oceans and waterways for their livelihoods.
GIVE — tighten leaky faucets and pipes in your house or apartment.…
FAST — from lustful thoughts today.
PRAY for people to have deeper and more meaningful connections with one another.
GIVE all people you encounter today respect by treating them like they are blessings from God.…
FAST from dwelling on things that make you upset (yes, this includes stalking your ex on social media).
PRAY for those who suffer from depression and loneliness.
GIVE joy to someone who needs it by smiling at every single person you encounter today — whether you know them or not.…