A Collection Of Prayers
You are peace.
From You is peace
and to You is peace.
Let us live,
in peace and receive us
in Your paradise,
the abode of peace.
Yours is the majesty
and the praise,
we hear and we obey.
Grant us your forgiveness,
and to You be our becoming.
- The Prophet Mohammed (570-632)
We are all travelers
in the wilderness of this world,
and the best that we find in our travels
is an honest friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Guard well within yourself
That treasure, kindness.
Know how to give without hesitation,
How to lose without regret,
How to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand (1804-1876)
Reflect upon your present Blessings,
of which every man has many;
not on your past misfortune,
of which all men have some.
- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
While faith is with me, I am best;
It turns my darkest night to day;
But, while I clasp it to my breast,
I often feel it slide away.
What shall I do if all my love,
My hopes, my toil, are cast away?
And if there be no God above
To hear and bless me when I pray?
Oh, heal me, God!
For thou alone
Canst my distracted soul relieve.
Forsake it not: it is thine own,
Through weak, yet longing to believe.
- Anne Bronte (1820-1849)
we most humbly beseech thee
to give us grace
not only to be hearers of the Word,
but also doers of the same;
not only to love,
but also to live thy gospel;
not only to profess,
but also to practice thy blessed commandments,
unto the honor of thy holy name.
- Thomas Becon (1513-1567)
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