Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Morning Reflections


Our niece, Monique, gave me a present for Christmas, called A Prayer for Every Day, 2017. It includes prayers from every religion, as well as words of wisdom from great men and women across centuries and the world. This is where I found the words from Lincoln that I posted on his birthday last Sunday. 


Since so many of you felt comforted by Lincoln's words, and since Washington's birthday is coming up, I thought I would see if his birthday would have more wise words for me to share. This is the prayer I found there: 


"Lady and Lord, bless my country. Guide its governors, show them the path to take, make their actions conform to the way of nature. Knit together the many peoples into one tribe; unite us, make us a family, as indeed we are under your loving gaze." ~ Prayer for a Nation


The publishers selected this prayer for Washington's Birthday, but didn't say where it originated. 






17 comments:

  1. this one is even better than Lincolns, I guess they did not know the author. I like the way it sounds when read aloud, back then they spoke with elegance even in prayer

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  2. very pertinent for the times we're living in.

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  3. In these most difficult of times, these words ring true.

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  4. Hi Inger - sounds a wonderful present to receive ... and with these sorts of words appearing at different times of the year - a great source of inspiration and hope ... wise words from wise men shared with us by a wonderful woman ... living in Desert Canyon country ... hope you're safe from the floods et al ... cheers Hilary

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  5. Love it and your views Inger. HUGS HUGS B

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  6. Sincere words of wisdom.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  7. The words fit your photo so well, united, as far as we can see.Way past the clouds and trails in the beautiful sky. I often wonder what those men and women would say if here today.

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  8. Those words might be more important considering the man who is trying to impose his will on the USA through executive orders.That could be a prayer for many a country in turmoil today. We have refugees crossing over into Canada at Manitoba as they first land in the US, then run for Canada. That is due to the immigration climate south of the 49th parallel.

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  9. Nice shots! Prayer is still appropriate today.

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  10. Thank you for being here - for sharing with us - and especially for this lovely prayer.
    Blessings!

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  11. Those words fit today's needs all to well. Thank you.

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  12. Our nation needs prayers right now and this is a good one.

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  13. We had a break in the rain this morning but the rain came back this afternoon. More water, more mud. I'm so done with both.

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  14. A prayer for today! Beautiful photos!

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  15. I love this prayer. He was a wise man!

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  16. What a wonderful prayer...just what our nation needs at this time! While I love our woodlands, there is just something about deserts that seem to suck me in.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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