Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others. – Helen Keller
“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is – infinite.” William Blake
I thought I would share some quotes from the founding fathers. May our prayers for the leaders of this great nation heal our land.
Abraham Lincoln: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
Thomas Jefferson: “Almighty God, Who has given us the good land for or heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.”
George Washington: “Preserve and defend our rulers I church and state. Bless the people of this land, be a father to the fatherless, a comforter to the comfortless, a deliverer to the captives, and a physician to the sick. Let thy blessings guide this day and forever through Jesus Christ.”
Samuel Adams, “Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity.”
Patrick Henry, “It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love.
Teach us, O Living Spirit, the wisdom to lay ourselves
bare to Thy scrutiny-that we may reflect Thy life
in the dark places of our minds, hearts and desires;
That we may know Thy courage-and the grounds of Thy hope
for the children of men.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Wisdom make for oneself an island which no flood can overwhelm.
Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you: everything passes away except God; God alone is sufficient. St. Theresa
Open unto me-light for my darkness.
Open unto me-courage for my fear.
Open unto me-hope for my despair.
Open unto me-peace for my turmoil.
Open unto me-joy for my sorrow.
Open unto me-strength for my weakness.
Open unto me-forgiveness for my sins.
Open unto me-tenderness for my toughness.
Open unto me-love for my hates.
Open unto me-Thy Self for my self.
Lord, Lord, open unto me! Howard Thurman
“Cast all your cares on him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
The fruit of silence is prayer,
the fruit of prayer is faith,
the fruit of faith is love,
the fruit of love is service,
the fruit of service is peace.