Prayer Guide

As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God!

[Ps 42:1 NET]

Rivers to the ocean run,

Nor stay in all their course;

Fire ascending seeks the sun;

Both speed them to their source;

So a soul that’s born of God,

Pants to view his glorious face,

Upward tends to his abode,

To rest in his embrace.

~ Robert Seagrave ~

As the bird trims her to the gale

I trim myself to the storm of time;

I man the rudder, reef the sail,

Obey the voice at eve obeyed at prime;

Lowly faithful, banish fear,

The port well worth the cruise is near

And every wave is charmed.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


My Father, I pray that if I meet with difficulty, I may not go backward, nor stand still, and fear to go forward. Unfold to me the depth and breadth of the ideal and beautiful, that I may not be content to succeed in the shallowness of life: but may I aspire to the height of the soul, even if I fail to acquire great things. Amen.

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