Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Feast of St. Stephen

St. Stephen


Dear St. Stephen

I have been honored to be born n your feast day and to bear a variation of your name-
a name made famous by your heroic virtues.
Help me never to do anything to besmirch it.
Obtain God's grace for me
that I may grow in faith, hope and love,
and all the virtues.
Grant that by imitating you
I may initiate your Lord and Master, Jesus Christ.
Watch over me along the way of the rest of my life
and bring me safe to my heavenly home at my death.

Amen.

From the New Saint Joseph's Peoples Prayer Book

19 comments:

Easter A. said...

LA LA LA...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ESTHER! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ESTHER! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ESTHER!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU! MAY GOD BLESS YOU! MAY GOD, MAY GOD, MAY GOD BLESS YOU!

LA LA LA...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ESTHER!!!!

From Easter, Cy and CT

Easter A. said...

LOTS OF LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR YOU FROM THE ALMUENAS :-)

la la la ....

Esther said...

Thank you my dear friends! A message from you Easter is like a warm and friendly embrace.
God bless you!

Ed said...

Happy Birthday Esther. I will say a prayer to Saint Stephen for you today.
God Bless you!

Ed

Esther said...

Thank you very much Ed!
God bless

Anna said...

Esther,

Feliz Cumpleanos!!!

Anna B. :-)

Esther said...

muchísimas gracias Anna!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Esther, Happy Birthday to you!

May Jesus Bless You!

Mimi said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! Many Years to you!

Esther said...

Thank you so much Tracy and Mimi!!
hugs,

Micki said...

From now on when I think of St. Stephen I wil think of you too Esther. How wonderful of our good God to let you come upon this earth on his feast day. Happy Happy Birthday! What a model you have to look up to and call upon. He never disappoints.

Jean M. Heimann said...

Happy Birthday, Esther! You certainly have a lot to celebrate during the Christmas Season! Have a good one! I prayed for you during Eucharistic Adoration today, but didn't realize it was your birthday, so I will be saying some extra prayers this evening for special birthday blessings today.

God bless you!

Kimberly said...

Dearest Esther:

Happiest of birthdays!! May God bless you this year and every year!

Alexandra said...

Happy birthday Esther! :)

Esther said...

Oh, thank you so much Jean, Micki, Kimberly and Alexandra!!!!

Episcopollyanna said...

Happy Birthday, Esther!

With the time difference, I think I'm still in under the wire! ;)

Wishing you a blessed year. +

Esther said...

Mahalo Lisa and a very happy and blessed Birthday to you too!

Barb, sfo said...

I'm behind on reading here! I hope your birthday was a wonderful one and may God bless you throughout the year ahead.

Esther said...

Thanks Barb. I really appreciate that.