Sunday, July 29, 2018

Prayers to start the day ( reposted )

That last version was supposed to be the final version, but it still doesn't seem right.  Let's try it again.

Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to overcome the corruption with which we have had to contend.  Grant us courage for the struggle ahead.  Graciously hearken to us as your servants who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of the enemy and establish thy justice for this nation..

There.  That may be good enough.  In a few hours, maybe it will still seem good enough.

Here is another prayer, which may prepare us for defeat, because that may not be avoidable.  ( sadly )

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Finally, it matters little what happens here on Earth in this lifetime, because eternity awaits us all.

The Lord's prayer
Our Father, hallowed be thy name, they kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, as thine is the kingdom, and power, and glory forever, amen.

If prayers are good enough for Patton, they should be good enough for anybody.  Old "blood and guts" was no sissy.

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