|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration,
quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
However you worship, I hope this
site enhances your journey. Let us meet regularly and build
a spiritual network. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
Keep me, O God, from pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, word and deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other face to
face without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
Let us take time for all things.
Make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses and
make us straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may relalize that it is the little things in life
that create differences; that in the big things we are all one.
And, O Lord God,
Let us not forget to be kind.
Mary Stuart (1542-1587)
Known as Mary Queen of Scots;
beheaded at the order of Queen Elizabeth of England.
Give us courage, gaiety and the quiet mind.
Spare us to our friends, soften us to our enemies.
Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors.
If it may not, give us the strength to encounter
that which is to come, that we be brave in peril,
constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath,
and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates
of death, loyal and loving to another.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven,
We thank thee.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And now, the Last Word:
Prayer from the heart can achieve
what nothing else can in the world.
Uptopia is never produced through educational
reform at the institutional level. Utopia resides in
subtle, one-on-one relationships between individuals.
President Emeritus of Oberlin College
Mary Queen of Scots;