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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.
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Thy hands have made me and fashioned me:
give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me;
because I have hoped in thy word.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live:
for thy law is my delight.
Let my heart be sound in thy statutes;
that I be not ashamed.
Psalm 119: 73, 25-77, 80
The Holy Bible
King James Version
Grandfather, Great Spirit, you have been always.
And before you nothing has been.
There is no one to pray to but you.
The star nations all over the heavens are yours,
And yours are the grasses of the earth.
Grandfather, Great Spirit, fill us with the light.
Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives to all that live.
Help us, for without you we are nothing.
Black Elk (1863-1950)
Oglala Sioux Medicine Man
I am a cloud, I am the blue sky.
I am a bird spreading out its wings.
I am a flower, I am the sunshine,
I am the Earth receiving a seed.
And I am free when my heart is open.
Yes, I am free when my mind is clear.
Oh, dear brother, oh, dear sister,
let's walk together mindfully.
Go forth in every direction --
for the happiness, the harmony,
the welfare of the many.
Offer your heart, the seeds of
your own understanding
like a lamp overturned
and relit again
illuminating the darkness.
The Buddha (563-483 BC)
O my Lord! In case I desire something which
is not in accordance with your pleasure,
please do place obstacles in the way of
fulfillment. Grant me instead only what
is in accordance with Thy Pleasure.
Shanti Vachan Bhandar
...(P)rayer is a way of life which allows you to find a stillness
in the midst of the world where you open your hands to God's
promises, and find hope for yourself, your neighbor, and your
world. In prayer, you encounter God not only in the small voice
and the soft breeze, but also in the midst of the turmoil of
the world, in the distress and joy of your neighbor,
and in the loneliness of your own heart.
Excerpted from "With Open Hands,"
by Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1966)
Ballentine Books, 1972
And now, the Last Word:
Bless to me, O God, the earth beneath my feet,
Bless to me, O God, the path whereon I go,
Bless to me, O God, the people whom I meet,
Today, tonight and tomorrow.
God does not work by only one method, paint in only one color;
play in only one key, nor does He make only one star shine onto the earth.
Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935)
Writer, philosopher, theologian
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