Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fifty States of Pray

Mark Koopmans is one of those people. Those people who are generous, kind, creative and so very thoughtful. In a moment of brilliance he came up with the blog hop called Fifty States of Pray. This adventure calls for a short post thanking, wishing, remembering anything you might have want to give a prayer and thought to during this wondrous time of year. Mark is hoping we have bloggers joining in from all fifty states and many, many countries besides the good ole US of A. Thanks Mark for organizing this idea. Visit his blog for the others on the list. And because it's the holiday and family time, take your time and spread the visits out over the next few days.

Though it seems like a clich√©, I pray for world peace. Think what it would mean if no one had to spend money on wars. All those funds could go to health care and education. All that research done on weapons could be spend in the medical fields, working for cures. All those people fighting in foreign lands could be home with their loved ones. World peace would solve every problem mankind faces or at least give us a better chance at conquering them.

And a special thought today for my very close friends who lost their twenty year old son to cancer a few months ago. I can't imagine what this holiday will be like for them, but I wish them some moments of peace and comfort in the love of their family and friends.

Merry Christmas to all my blogging and reader friends. I hope the holiday brings you peace and joy in your heart. No comments are necessary. I know you're there.

32 comments:

  1. One day, we will have peace on earth as it is in Heaven, because one day it will be Heaven.
    Prayers for that family. And for our Nick Wilford who will be spending this Christmas without his stepson Andrew.
    Merry Christmas, Susan.

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  2. Hi, Susan. World peace would be wonderful. Merry Christmas!

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  3. I totally agree with you! Have a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year.

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  4. World Peace? Yes. Amen to that!
    Have a peaceful and blessed Christmas, Susan!
    Writer In Transit

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  5. Be so nice for that to come due, but until the greed ridden are gone, doubtful. But we can keep on trying, merry christmas

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  6. So sad about your friends.

    Hopefully we all can experience some moments of peace the next few days.

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  7. Enjoy and here's to all the fun things you'll do in 1014.

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  8. Hugs to your friends. What an awful loss.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas.

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  9. I know how you feel about your friends. Some friends of mine lost their 13-year old son to cancer back in November. I know that this Christmas will be Rough for them. May 2014 be a better year!!!!

    Merry Christmas:)

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  10. Not cliche at all! If humans can't get it together, maybe an alien invasion IS the answer. ;)
    A Blessed Day to you and yours.
    Author of Wilder Mage at Spirit Called
    Facebook Wilder Mage

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  11. World peace would be wonderful! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  13. My prayers for your friends' loss. There's nothing wrong with praying for world peace. I'm sure it's on most people's lips.
    Happy Christmas

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  14. Hi Susan,
    Wonderful prayer. I'm glad we have heaven to look forward to as Alex said.
    I will pray your prayer, too.
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  15. Prayers and good thoughts for all of you.

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  16. Merry Christmas, Susan!

    What a wonderful prayer and what a great way to create a loving and caring world. I LOVE your suggestion about taking all the war funds and using them for the good of mankind. Sadly, that is just a lovely dream. Mankind is too aggressive and selfish for such a worthwhile cause.

    Prayers to your friends... Cancer is such a horrid disease. I have lost my parents to it and many friends. If only ...

    All the best for 2014, Susan.

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  17. Sending thoughts and prayers to your friends. I can't imagine either.
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday, Susan.

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  18. It may be cliche, but like you say, what a difference it would make to the world! Belated Merry Christmas, slowly bloghopping from England.
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    x

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  19. Wow. Looks like a really interesting idea.

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  20. World peace is such a fantastic thing to pray for. (If only it were possible!)

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  21. Beautiful post, Sue. I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday.

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  22. Hi Susan - world peace would be wonderful, while directing that extra cash to world health, food programmes, helping all help themselves ... would be amazing.

    Yes - my thoughts of peace and blessings to all who have lost loved ones this year .. especially children, so sad they go to their Maker so early in life ..

    Thanks for these thoughts - Hilary

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  23. I don't think we should ever stop wishing for world peace. If not for the world, then for our world. Peace starts with us. Have a very Merry Christmas, Susan! :)

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  24. Wishing peace and comfort to your loved ones, and of course praying for peace on earth! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  25. I agree with you on world peace. I sometimes can't help thinking that humanity needs to pull up its socks and get their priorities straight.

    May you have a blessed 2014. :-)

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  26. The thing about cliches is that they start from a universally recognized truth, or, in this case, yearning. World peace: yes! Your thoughtfulness about the struggles of your friends is right at the heart of Christmas. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year.

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  27. You make a solid point, that's for sure. If only everyone wanted world peace.

    Merry Christmas to your and your family! My thoughts and heart out to your friends.

    The Warrior Muse

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  28. I hope that those going through difficult times, like your friends, find some kind of peace and healing.

    Happy New Year, and I hope 2014 is your best yet.

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  29. I hope that those going through difficult times, like your friends, find some kind of peace and healing.

    Happy New Year, and I hope 2014 is your best yet.

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  30. This is such a great post! Have a great New Year.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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