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TODAY'S THEME: ON PEACEFUL WING
 

 
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Mother's Evening Prayer


O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
         O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestling's faltering flight!
         Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

Love is our refuge; only with mine eye
         Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall:
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
         His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

O make me glad for every scalding tear,
         For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear
         No ill, — since God is good, and loss is gain.

Beneath the shadow of His mighty wing;
         In that sweet secret of the narrow way,
Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:
         "Lo, I am with you alway," — watch and pray.

No snare, no fowler, pestilence or pain;
         No night drops down upon the troubled breast,
When heaven's aftersmile earth's tear-drops gain,
         And mother finds her home and heav'nly rest.

Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910)
Founder of First Church of Christ, Scientist


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Each time a swarm of worries invades your
mind, refuse to be affected; wait calmly
while seeking the remedy. Spray the worries
with the powerful chemical of your peace.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Hindu guru

 

May there be peace in the higher realms;
may there be peace in the firmament;
may there be peace on earth.

May the waters flow peacefully;
may the herbs and plants grow peacefully;
may all the divine powers bring unto us peace.

The Supreme Lord is peace.
May we all be in peace, peace, and only peace;
and may that peace come unto each of us.

Hindu: traditional


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He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.

Psalm 91: 1-6, 9-11
New King James Version

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I am neither male nor female, nor am I sexless.
I am the Peaceful One,
whose form is self-effulgent, powerful radiance.

 Guru Nanak (1469-1539)
Indian spiritual leader, founder of Sikhism

 


And now the Last Word:


O mind, love the Lord, as the fish loves the water.
The more the water, the greater the happiness and
the greater the peace of mind and body. Without
water, she cannot live, even for an instant.

Guru Granth Sahib
Sikh Holy Book


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Quote:
If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
American painter

 

 

 

 

 
 

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