St. John's, Darwin St. Philip's, Litchfield Our Lady, Manannah St. Philip School

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Marathon Information

Marathon Information


Step by Step

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Sample Letter 1.doc

Sample Letter 2.doc

Marathon Prayer:

Dear God,

You have given us many gifts to share with others.
We ask that you continue to walk with us, step by step, showing us how to be Children of God.
Lead us to a successful and prayerful Marathon through our Small Steps and Big Intentions. 
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.


Footprints Poem

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. 

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging 
to him, and the other to the LORD. 

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. 

He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. 

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. 

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it: 

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.  I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me." 

The LORD replied: "My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, 
it was then that I carried you."