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WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing daily inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
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From the cowardice that dare not
face new truth
From the laziness that is contented
with half truth
From the arrogance that thinks it
knows all truth,
Good Lord, deliver me.
Excerpted from "The Little Book of Prayers"
Edited by David Schiller
Workman Press, 1996
In a corrupt age, when prayers are not answered,
that itself is the answer.
Muso Kokushi (1275-1351)
Japanese Zen Master, Calligrapher, Poet
Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve You as You deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek reward,
Save that of knowing that
I do Your will, O God.
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)
Spanish priest, principal founder of the
Society of Jesus (better known as Jesuits)
O Thou who art at home
Deep in my heart
Enable me to join you
Deep in my heart
Valuable input from subscriber Linda Dangcil:
Reading Monday’s message about being “inferior” reminded me how much of a burden knowing this lifts from our shoulders. We do not have to move mountains; God already put them where they should be. We also do not have to fear disasters, illnesses, etc. We are in the hands of God. Our responsibility is to recognize Him wherever He is – which is everywhere."
Let me understand the way of your precepts, that I may discuss
Your wonders. I have clung to Your testimonies, O Hashem, put
me not to shame. Grant me understanding so that I may cherish
Your Torah, and keep it with (my) whole heart. Behold, I yearn for
Your precepts; preserve me through Your righteousness.
Psalm 119: 27,31, 33-34, 40
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorah Publications, ltd, 2005
God help us to live slowly:
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
To let the heart create for us.
Michael Leunig (1945- )
I come before thee as one of thy many children.
See, I am small and weak; I need thy strength and wisdom.
Grant me to walk in beauty and that my eyes may ever
behold the crimson sunset. May my hands treat with respect
the things which thou has created, amy my ears hear thy voice!
Make me wise, that I may understand the things which thou
has taught my people, which thou hast hidden in every leaf
and every rock.
I long for strength, not in order that I may overreach my
brother but to fight my greatest enemy --- myself.
Make me ever ready to come to thee with pure hands
and candid eyes, so that my spirit, when life disappears
like the setting sun, may stand unashamed before thee.
From "The Little Book of Prayers," ibid.
And now the Last Word:
Lord, I believe;
Help thou mine unbelief.
There is nothing so lovely and enduring in the regions which surround us,
above and below, as the lasting peace of a mind centered in God.
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