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an answered prayer

The Man I Prayed For

Dear God, I prayed, all unafraid
(as we’re inclined to do),
I do not need a handsome man
but let him be like You;
I do not need one big and strong
nor yet so very tall,
nor need he be some genius,
or wealthy, Lord, at all;
but let his head be high, dear God,
and let his eye be clear,
his shoulders straight, whate’er his state,
whate’er his earthly sphere;
and let his face have character,
a ruggedness of soul,
and let his whole life show, dear God,
a singleness of goal;
then when he comes
(as he will come)
with quiet eyes aglow,
I’ll understand that he’s the man
I prayed for long ago.

by Ruth Bell Graham

quote of the day

To be a part of tradition, to seek God through ritual as well as meditation and prayer, gives me a sense of connection.  If I am connected, a part of some greater whole, then I am by definition meaningful. – writer Nevada Barr

today’s prayer

May I live this day

Compassionate of heart

Clear in word

Gracious in awareness

Courageous in thought

Generous in love

John O’Donohue

today’s prayer

Help me not to take myself too seriously.  Grant to me objectivity and a quiet mind and a sense of humor.

Go Thou ahead of me to fling out a bridge of good will, to cast down all roadblocks of misunderstanding.  And bless to Thy glory and the happiness of all concerned this gesture of good will undertaken in Thy name.  Amen.

Peter Marshall


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Prayer is the little implement

by Emily Dickinson

Prayer is the little implement
Through which men reach
Where Presence–is denied them.
They fling their speech

By means of it–in God’s ear–
If then He hear–
This sums the Apparatus
Comprised in Prayer–

Today’s Prayer

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Grant to us, O Lord, this day
to walk with you as Father,
to trust in you as Savior,
to be enlightened by you as Spirit,
to worship you as Lord;
that all our works may praise you
and our lives may give you glory.


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