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Prayer for July

Lord, we pray that our residents, staff & families experience Your peace and comfort as South Africa faces another wave of the pandemic.

Please protect our residents, staff and all who serve you Lord during this difficult time

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.

Cause Prayer

Use this prayer for private devotions to request special intentions, favours, healings, requests or miracles through the intercession of 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.

AMEN

Those who obtain favours through the intercession of Domitilla and Danny Hyams are asked to notify the Postulator of their Cause at postulator@domitilladannycause.org.za or Postulator, PO Box 121 Edenvale 1610 South Africa.

Domitilla & Danny Hyams

Harvesters of Jesus June

Let Danny Hyams’ life inspire you

Tuesday 1 June 2021 marked a significant event. It was the centenary of the birth of one of our Founders, Servant of God, Daniel George (Danny) Hyams. Let us use the month of June to remember the legacy he left behind to inspire us and all those who serve others, especially at LITTLE EDEN.

The word “teamwork” comes to mind when I think of the couple who worked tirelessly to bring LITTLE EDEN into existence, Danny and Domitilla. Teamwork simply means “a combined effective action of a group.”

As I read through the history book of LITTLE EDEN, I discovered the theme of teamwork where Domitilla dreamed of serving people in need and Danny, as her protector and enabler, who served in the background, together bringing this dream to fruition. He offered Domitilla support and encouragement.

Read more about their relationship on the website www.hyamscause.org.za.

This beautiful couple’s unity as a team is a living example of the Body of Christ as described in Corinthians 1 verse 12. This passage describes how each one of us plays an important role, as there are many parts of the one Body.

Thinking of how LITTLE EDEN started, I often wonder how things would have turned out if Domitilla did not have a practical and wise man by her side. He could make her dream a reality; he offered practical advice and support, whether emotional, physical or spiritual in contributing to the spread of the Kingdom of God.

Danny demonstrated that in every task undertaken, commitment, patience and fortitude are necessary, whether it be in the forefront or behind the scenes. He encouraged many to always do their best in the different roles they play, whether at home or at work and to make our team efforts worthwhile and enduring!

Who is your inspiration?

Annalie Anticevich

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.

[Anon]

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.