TODAY'S THEME: Make Me Brave
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God, make me brave for life; oh, braver than this.
Let me straighten after pain, as a tree straightens after the rain,
Shining and lovely again.
God, make me brave for life; much braver than this.
As the blown grass lifts, let me rise
From sorrow with quiet eyes,
Knowing Thy way is wise.
God, make me brave; life brings
Such blinding things.
Help me to keep my sight;
Help me to see aright
That out of dark comes light.

The author of this lovely poem is unknown


The world is the great gymnasium
where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
Founder of the Ramakrishna Order of Monks

Great Spirit,
whose Voice I hear in the Winds,
Hear me -- for I am small and weak:
I need Your Strength and Wisdom.
I seek Strength, O Great One,
not to be superior to my Brothers --
But to conquer my greatest enemy: Myself.
I seek Wisdom: The Lessons You have hidden
In every Leaf and Rock so that I may learn
And carry these messages of Life
and Hope to my People...

Excerpted from a Native American prayer


Almighty God, the Great Thumb
we cannot evade to tie any knot:
The Roaring Thunder that splits mighty trees;
the all-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope
on a rock mass here on earth.
You are the one who does not hesitate
to respond to our call.
You are the cornerstone of peace.

African prayer

He is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress, I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.

Psalm 62: 6-8
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Version


I arise today
Through the strength of heaven;
Light of the sun,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of the wind,
Depth of the sea,
Stability of the earth,
Firmness of the rock...

From the prayer of St. Patrick


And now, the Last Word:

The secret of happiness is freedom.
The secret of freedom is courage.

Thucydides (460-404 B.C.)
Greek historian
































Bonus quote:

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting system through
which God speaks to us every hour; if we still only tune in.

George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
American botanical engineer and educator



On today's
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Native American
African prayer;
Book of Psalms;
St. Patrick;