"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live." ~ Jacqueline Winspear @ Believe and Create
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Grant me, O Master, by your grace,
to follow all the good and pure,
to be content with simple things;
to speak no ill of others;
to have a mind at peace,
set free from care,
and not led astray from you,
by either happiness or woe,
to consider my neighbours not as means but ends,
to serve them stalwartly, in thought, word and deed;
not to utter a word of hatred or of shame;
to cast away all selfishness and pride.
Set my feet upon this path,
And keep me steadfast in it:
Thus only shall I please you and serve you well.
O ye beloved of the Lord!
In this Sacred Dispensation, conflict and contention are in no wise permitted.
Every aggressor deprives himself of God’s grace.
It is incumbent on everyone to show the utmost love, rectitude of conduct, straightforwardness and sincere kindliness unto all the peoples and kindreds of the world, be they friends or strangers.
So intense must be the spirit of love and loving-kindness, that the stranger may find himself a friend, the enemy a true brother, no difference whatsoever existing between them.
- All praise is for God, the Lord of the World Muslim In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. All praise is for God, the Lord of the World.
The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.
Master of the Day of Judgment.
You alone we worship and You alone we call on for help.
Guide us to The Right Way.
The Way of those whom You have favoured; not of those who have earned Your wrath, or of those who have lost The Way.
Make me strong in spirit
Courageous in action
Gentle of heart
Let me act in wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts
Meet others with compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face each day with hope and joy
Abby Willowroot © 1998