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Published 7-16-12   The Religion Network publishes every Monday

Book of Psalms, Book of Isaiah, Navajo Prayer, Book of Romans

Dear Readers,

There is unimaginable beauty inside the Holy Sanctuary of our souls. We can walk awash in
beauty because of His pure Goodness, which is
more beautiful than we can even imagine.

- Lisa

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For all the gods of the nations are idols:
but the Lord made the heavens.
Honour and majesty are before him:
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people,
give unto the Lord glory and strength.

Psalm 96:5-7
King James Version


How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him
that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that
bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, thy God reigneth!

Isaiah 52:7
King James Version


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Note from Lisa: There are numerous versions of the Navajo prayer below.
Of the ones I read, this version expressed it the most beautifully for me.
I was particularly struck by "I will have a light body," and "My words
will be beautiful." May you walk in beauty all day long.

In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again.

Today I will walk out,
today everything negative will leave me
I will be as I was before,
I will have a cool breeze over my body.
I will have a light body,
I will be happy forever,
nothing will hinder me.

I walk with beauty before me.
I walk with beauty behind me.
I walk with beauty below me.
I walk with beauty above me.
I walk with beauty around me.
My words will be beautiful.

In beauty all day long may I walk.
Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.

With dew about my feet, may I walk.
With beauty before me may I walk.
With beauty behind me may I walk.
With beauty below me may I walk.
With beauty above me may I walk.
With beauty all around me may I walk.

In old age wandering on a trail of beauty,
lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty,
living again, may I walk.
My words will be beautiful…

Walking in Beauty:  
Closing Prayer from the Navajo Way Blessing Ceremony
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And how shall they preach, except they be sent?
As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that
preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Romans 10:15
King James Version

The Last Word:

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto
his name; worship the Lord in the
beauty of holiness.

Psalm 29:2
King James Version




























































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

Nothing is impossible - the word
itself says "I'm possible!"

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)
Iconic actress and humanitarian


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