Two angels

Every day at dawn God sends two angels to earth.  One angel holds a basket for petitions; the other, for thanksgiving and praise.  Then at dusk the two angels return home to heaven.

Which basket do you think is fuller at day’s end?

We always ask and ask without thinking to thank and praise.  Yet it’s this small change in one’s mindset that makes all the difference.

“When we praise the Lord, then increase, abundance, provisions come and God shall bless us” (Gossett, 1974, p. 43).

August 9, 2012

Lord, I put aside my worries, and I rejoice in you!  I praise you for all that you have done for me! (the Word among us, July/August 2012, p. 66).

October 24, 2012

Jesus, you have done so much for me.  I come before you right now with praise and thanksgiving! (the Word among us, October 2012, p. 47).

June 2, 2014

“When you approach God in prayer and praise do you remember just who he is, the creator and sustainer of all things?” (Bible Study Tools).

October 20, 2015

If we spent time each day thanking God, we would hardly be able to get angry at him.  Instead we tend to take for granted the gifts we have.  For these, we should thank God unceasingly (Fr. T. G. Morrow, STD, in Overcoming Sinful Anger).

November 24, 2015

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:6-7).


Immaculate Conception Cathedral – Brownsville, TX


Links of interest…  Angels: about (more) / book / servants of God / stories…  Archangels: feast / Michael, Gabriel, St. Raphael / rosary…  Give glory to his praise  Guardian angel: about (more) / badge / chaplet /  eight things to know & share about guardian angels / memorial / prayer…  Little book of holy gratitudelitany of Thanksgiving…  Our Lady, Queen of Angels…  Rosaries & chaplets: collection / maker’s guide / pictures & prayers…  Sacrifice of praise…  Praising & thanking God, now & forever…  Praying & learning with the angels…  There’s dynamite in praise (Gossett, 1974): about / book (more) / miracle healing testimonies…  When did God create angels

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2 Responses

  1. Do you know what? I love angels. These are very beautiful.

    Maybe you would see our 100 angels’ church.

    I hope that you like it.

    Happy weekend!

    • Oh, my goodness! I sure did!

      Thanks for your thoughtfulness— and for your very unique photos!

      I’ve loved the two angels at Immaculate Conception Cathedral since I was five years old. So, of course, I wrote a poem about (to) them in “angels keeping watch.” But the angels that truly captivated me can be viewed from both the church (altar front) and the chapel (altar back) at Sacred Heart Church in Nacogdoches, TX. (Refer to my “right at home” post.)

      Again, thanks so very much for all your gorgeous photos. I really like that your posts combine photos, past and present, for the same place. Terrific idea!

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