Your Personal Saints


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This past Sunday on All Saints Sunday we and many others remembered our loved ones who have gone before us. In keeping with that spirit and of Thanksgiving, here are prompts to express gratitude to God for a now-departed saint who influenced your life.


Nov. 1 Mentored you in your work.

Nov. 2 Helped you grow in faith

Nov. 3 Gave tangible help during a difficult time

Nov. 4 Founded an institution or movement that is important to you

Nov. 5 Sowed tough love

Nov. 6 Coached you as you grew in skills and confidence

Nov. 7 Led a group that was significant in your formation

Nov. 8 Treated you like a sibling

Nov. 9 Introduced you to grief by their loss

Nov. 10 Wrote something that deeply moved you

Nov. 11 Did something for others in death that they couldn’t do in life

Nov. 12 Died before you could reconcile or reconnect with them

Nov. 13 Introduced you to a group/community

Nov. 14 Reminded you how to see the world as a child

Nov. 15 Advocated for you

Nov. 16 Showed you something key about yourself/your values by being your adversary

Nov. 17 Gave you a tangible object that continues to inspire you

Nov. 18 Parented or grand parented you

Nov. 19 Governed in a way that fostered trust and cooperation

Nov. 20 Took you somewhere life changing

Nov. 21 Made you feel seen in a time/place you felt invisible

Nov. 22 Trusted you with difficult but important knowledge

Nov. 23 Created art that speaks to your soul

Nov. 24 Let you ask your questions

Nov. 25 Pointed out your gifts

Nov. 26 Introduced you to a hobby

Nov. 27 Prayed for you

Nov. 27 Embodied the values to which you aspire

Nov. 29 Disagreed with you but still loved you

Nov. 30 Supported you emotionally through a low point


Peace,

Pastor Mark Walters


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