Posts by Helen Houser

A New Christmas Tradition: Prayer for Opening Gifts

Lord, let us hold this time in our hearts, the wrong sizes, the snippets of ribbon and most important, being together. Help us to remember the immense love you have for each person in this room. With every gift we open, no matter how perfect or imperfect, let us remember the many ways you gift…

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Prayer for our Nation’s Election’s

Prayer for our Nation’s Election We thank You, Lord, for the opportunity that the upcoming election puts before us, to exercise our solemn duty not only to vote, But to encourage others to vote. We pray that Your people realize that while politics is not their salvation, their response to You requires that they be conscientious caring citizens. Awaken Your…

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Prayer for the United States Senate

Prayer for Our Senate I pray for the members of the Senate to find Your peace and direction, and for these men and women to act and lead according to Your Word. A house divided against itself cannot stand, therefore, I pray for them to be unified in doing the right thing for the sake…

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Help to Send a Child to School

        My dear brothers and sisters, Each year I reach out to you for shoes to help to send the children in the poor neighborhoods of Guaymas to school.  Each year you answer my prayers.  Children cannot go to school without shoes and we need your compassion.  Imagine the heartache of parents…

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Show your Prime for the Mission

Amazon’s annual Prime Day is coming up 3:00 p.m. July 16th and will feature deals exclusively for Prime members. This is a great time to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Casa Franciscana Outreach.   smile.amazon.com   is a program to contribute to the charities chosen by Amazon customers.  Casa Franciscana Outreach is one of the listed charities!!  When…

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Not your Ordinary Father’s Day Prayer

Loving and Merciful God, our thoughts and prayers today are turned toward our fathers. For those whose fathers have increased the joy in their families’ lives, we give You thanks. For those good men who sustain and support us in our living, who love us no matter what, we give You thanks. For those whose…

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It’s Not Too Late to Make Lent Meaningful

In this busy world, time passes by quickly and before we know it, we are out of time –  out of time to spend with our loved ones; out of time to worship our awesome God.  Lent is one of the times that is put aside for us, specifically for prayer, fasting and alms giving.…

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Do Not Cast Me Off in the Time of Old Age

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails. Psalm 71:9   Help Brother Hajime carry food to the aged; $40 or whatever you can afford will give a life sustaining food box with some hygiene items to the elderly and disabled homebound in Guaymas.  Please help with alms for the…

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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Saint Mother Teresa During this holy season, as you journey to the cross and prepare for Easter, please consider the impoverished homebound in Guaymas.  For $40 or whatever you are able to sacrifice, a food box can be delivered from you or your family with…

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Lenten Food Boxes for Poor & Elderly

  My dear sisters and brothers, Lent is the season of the year when Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.   When I was a child, it was also a time when we learned about almsgiving and serving others. Now that I am a missionary, daily, I…

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