Pray with us
Prayer for September
Lord, we pray for your guidance and strength, as we face the challenges of the day ahead. Give us patience and understanding in our interactions with one another. Help us to spread love, kindness and gratitude to everyone we encounter this day.
Please protect our residents, staff and all who serve you, Lord.
We pray for success of the Servants of God and guidance during the promotion of the cause for the canonisation as a couple, of Danny & Domitilla Hyams, the founders of LITTLE EDEN Society.
Daily prayer for LITTLE EDEN
Jesus, Great Harvester, who desires the salvation of all mankind, accept the offering of my life and work in assisting You to help garner the fields for the harvest. Teach me compassion, understanding and love for those most in need. Bless our Association; strengthen the bonds of love and charity amongst us, so that with hearts united we may say “Thy kingdom come”. Mary, comfort of the afflicted, pray for us.
Use this prayer for private devotions to request special intentions, favours, healings, requests or miracles through the intercession of Servants of God Domitilla and Danny, whom we believe are in the presence of Our Lord in heaven.
We believe, they are able to act as our intercessors, placing our requests before the Lord. Since we knew them when they were alive, we have a direct connection in requesting them to act as our intermediaries with Our Lord.
Lord God and Father,
inspired by the example of the power of prayer
in the lives of Domitilla and Danny,
in which they lived the Christian virtues of
Faith, Hope and Charity,
and through the example of their lives of Christian service
to our neighbours with intellectual disabilitities,
confidently and humbly we beg through their intercession
(state the request)
if this be your sovereign will, through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.
Those who obtain favours through the intercession of Domitilla and Danny Hyams are asked to notify the Postulator of their Cause at firstname.lastname@example.org or Postulator, PO Box 121 Edenvale 1610 South Africa.
Harvesters of Jesus September
Renewal and Hope: Embracing the Season of Spring
Spring reminds us that renewal is an intricate part of the cycle of life. Just as flowers bloom anew, we are called to embrace renewal in our own lives, nurturing our spirits and lifting one another. Romans 12:2 encourages us, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
In the heart of our journey at LITTLE EDEN Society, we find inspiration in the concept of renewal. Just as each dawn brings a new day, our mission to care for and uplift children and adults living with profound intellectual disability is a constant process of renewal, faith, and hope. In this sacred space, we honour the legacy of the Servant of God Domitilla Hyams, whose vision continues to guide us toward a brighter future.
The legacy left behind by Domitilla continues to infuse LITTLE EDEN with purpose and meaning. Her spirit embodies renewal as she dedicated her life to serving those who need it most. Her example challenges us to embrace the power of renewal in our daily lives and to find hope even in the face of adversity.
Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others just as Domitilla embodied renewal as a daily practice. Her compassion, driven by love and devotion, breathed life into our residents, nurturing their spirits and showing us that renewal begins with a heart full of empathy.
Let us remember that renewal is not only a destination but a journey and just as Domitilla paved the way for LITTLE EDEN Society, we too can contribute to the ongoing renewal that shapes our organisation and the many lives it touches.
In this space of renewal, we invite you to connect with us – to share your light, your time, and your resources. Your contributions, whether big or small, help us sustain and renew our mission of care and support for our residents. Together, we can create a ripple effect of renewal that touches the lives of many.
How will you be ushering in the new season of Spring?
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Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
(the LITTLE EDEN prayer)
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, let me sow pardon.
Where there is discord, let me sow harmony.
O Divine Master
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console,
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Heaven’s special child
A meeting was held quite far from Earth
It’s time again for another birth,
Said the Angels to the Lord above –
This special child will need much love.
His progress may seem very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show,
And he’ll require much extra care
From all the the folk he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
In many ways he won’t adapt
And he’ll be known as handicapped.
So let’s be careful where he’s sent,
We want his life to be content.
Please Lord, find people whoWill do a special job for you.
They will not realise right away
The leading role they’re asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they’ll know the privilege given
In caring for a gift from heaven.
Beatitudes for friends of handicapped people
Blessed are those who take time to listen to our difficult speech,
For you help us to know that if we persevere, we can be understood.
Blessed are those who walk with us in public places and ignore the stares of strangers,
For in your companionship we find a haven of relaxation.
Blessed are those who encourage us to take up new challenges,
For our failures are outweighed by the times we surprise ourselves and you.
Blessed are those who think of us as people who love, and hurt, and feel joy and pain just like you do,
For in that respect we are normal.