Thursday, November 20, 2014

May The Memory

May the memory of two world wars strengthen our efforts for peace,
May the memory of those who died inspire our service to the living,
May the memory of past destruction move us to build for the future,
O God of peace,
O Father of Souls,
O Builder of the Kingdom of Love.
(G.A. in The Oxford Book Of Prayer, p. 367)
20 November 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


O Lord, you have made us very small, and we bring our years to an end like a tale that is told; help us to remember that beyond our brief day is the eternity of  your love.
(Reihhold Niebuhr, 1892-1971, The Oxford Book of Prayer, p. 164)
19 November 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Standing Firm

Backyard Dahlias

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall.
(Twelve Steps For Christians, p. 157)
18 November 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Troubles and Temptations

When a man of good-will is troubled or tempted or afflicted with evil thoughts, then he can better understand how great a need he has of faith in God.
(Thomas 'a Kempis in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 4 May)
16 November 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014


When I see need in the person of my neighbor, Divine Master, may my response be immediate and loving.
(after The Christophers, Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 41, 23 October)
13 November 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dreaming Of The Future

We spend our lives dreaming of the future, not realizing that a little of it slips away every day.
(Barbara Johnson in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 166)
12 November 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


For outward show is a wonderful perverter of reason, and when you are most sure that the things you are busy about are worth your pains, it is then that it cheats you most.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter VI, 13)
11 November 2014