Day 26, December 24

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:The giving and receiving of gifts Take, O Child,The gift that I bring,Rich and rare as befits a King:Costliest myrrh from the East afarFor the tomb foretold by the traveling star.When they bear you slow to your kingly graveYou shall lie at last with the gift I gave.

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Day 25, December 23

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:Holiday memories Take, O Child,The gift that I bring,Rich and rare as befits a King:I kneel as a king, to a King divine,Receive my praise, and this gift of mineWhich is frankincense for the altar fireTo burn in worship to the World’s desire. Text by Timothy Dudley-Smith“Visit of

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Day 24, December 22

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:A brightly decorated home for Christmas Take, O Child,The gift that I bring,Rich and rare as befits a King:Gold that glints as the star looks down –Gold to gleam in a great king’s crown.When the kingdom comes, when the flags unfold,Remember me, and my gift of gold. Text

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Day 23, December 21

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:Ability to improve failing eyesight Commemoration of St Thomas the ApostleEverliving God, who strengthened your apostle Thomas with sure and certain faith in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt to believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and our God, that our faith may never

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Day 22, December 20

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:Medical and dental care Nearly 33 million Americans under the age of 65 are un-insured. Learn more! Donation for Today:Twenty five cents if you have access to medical care God of hope, you call us home from the exile of selfish oppression to the freedom of justice, the

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Day 21, December 19

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:Travel Commemoration of Lillian TrasherGod, whose everlasting arms support the universe: We thank you for moving the heart of Lillian Trasher to heroic hospitality on behalf of orphaned children in great need, and we pray that we also may find our hearts awakened and our compassion stirred to

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Day 20, December 18

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:Waste management In the 19th century, it took a French man, Eugene Poubelle, to invent the trash can, and a German man, Gustav Scholsky, to invent the trash bag. Both contributed to the stewardship of their cities and countries by managing waste removal. Learn more! Donation for Today:Five

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Day 19, December 17

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:Recreation and relaxation The Bicycles market in the United States is estimated at $7.9 billion in the year 2020. The country currently accounts for 27.04% share of the global market. Learn more! Donation for Today:Fifty cents for each bicycle or skateboard you, your child, or your grandchild own

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Day 18, December 16

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:Access to pasteurized food “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Learn more! Donation for Today:Ten cents for each

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Day 17, December 15

Count Your Blessings Blessing to be counted today:The access to water Albuquerque has a homelessness rate of 146.3 per 100,000 people. Learn more! Donation for Today:Ten cents for every water faucet in your home God of hope, you call us home from the exile of selfish oppression to the freedom of justice, the balm of

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