Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman, editor of The Religion Network, a multi-faith Web site. This site provides inspirational quotes through an
exploration of a new spiritual theme every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Religion network is offered with the
conviction that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and furthermore, that finding the commonalities
among the world's religions is more healing than pointing up their differences.
Religion as an institution is a precious gift, blessing individuals and uplifting communities. However you choose to
worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
ON TODAY'S SITE:
Caedmon, Dead Sea Scrolls, Kalidasa, Jewish Prayer, Christian Doxology, C. S. Lewis
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Praise we the Lord
Of the heavenly kingdom,
God's power and wisdom,
The works of His hand;
As the Father of glory,
Wrought the beginning
Of all His wonders!
Warden of men!
First, for a roof,
O'er the children of earth,
He established the heavens,
And founded the world,
And spread the dry land
For the living to dwell in.
Caedmon (died circa 680 AD)
The earliest English poet whose name is known,
Caedmon was an Anglo-Saxon herdsman who
was not a musician, but was taught the art of
composing in a dream.
Author of my well-being, source of knowledge, fount of holiness,
height of glory, all-mightiness of eternal splendor!
I shall choose that which He shall have taught me
and I shall rejoice in that which He shall have appointed unto me.
When I put forth my hands and my feet, I shall bless His Name;
when I go out or when I go in, when I sit down or when I rise up,
and upon my bed shall I sing unto Him.
From the Dead Sea Scrolls (2nd century BC- 1st century AD)
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Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life,
the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities
of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, the Glory of Action, The Splendor
of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a dream, And To-morrow is only a vision;
But To-day well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!
Kalidasa (5th century AD)
Indian Sanskrit poet and dramatist
O come, let us sing unto the Lord,
Let us joyfully acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
Let us approach Him with thanksgiving,
And acclaim Him with songs of praise.
Praise God from whom
all blessings flow,
Praise Him, all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
(A short hymn of praise)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
The Last Word:
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him
than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness'
on the walls of his cell.
C. S. Lewis
Author of "Chronicles of Narnia"
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