November - Give Thanks!

I am thankful all of the civil servants that keep us safe each day.

Tonight, my mother went shopping at the Vera Bradley sale at Roosevelt Field Mall. Unfortunately, shortly after she left, there was a fire on the first floor of the Mall. I am grateful for the police officers and fire fighters that kept the people in the Mall safe tonight.

Blessed are you, Lord, God of mercy,
who through your Son gave us a marvelous example of charity
and the great commandment of love for one another.
Send down your blessings on these your servants,
who so generously devote themselves to helping others,
and protect them always as they work to protect us all.
Grant them courage when they are afraid,
wisdom when they must make quick decisions,
strength when they are weary,
and compassion in all their work.
When the alarm sounds
and they are called to aid both friend and stranger,
let them faithfully serve you in their neighbor.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

-adapted from the Book of Blessings, #587, by Diana Macalintal

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