Re: Prayer for Roundtable
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 28 Oct 1995 13:42:09 -0400
Here are two that I wrote, which you are free to use:
A SCOUTER'S THANKSGIVING PRAYER
With reverance in our hearts,
We, Your many children of many beliefs,
United in common purpose,
Gather to offer this our humble prayer,
As Scouters we are thankful for:
The many gifts and talents given to our fellow Scouters,
and to ourselves;
The freedom we have to join together and as a team
accomplish more than any of us could alone;
The opportunity to be of service to young people,
parents, other Scouters and our community;
Our joy at seeing so many young people become excited
as they grow and are able to meet challenges;
Being reminded by their ceremonies and legends
that he who serves his fellows, is of his fellows greatest;
And most importantly we are thankful for the gift
of knowing that our prayers are heard.
We each in own way take this moment to silently
add our own thanksgivings . . . (pause)
With thanks in our hearts we offer our prayers
and ask that You, the Great Scoutmaster of All Scouts,
be with each of us until we meet again.
By Michael F. Bowman
A SCOUT'S PRAYER
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help to keep my honor bright
And teach me that integrity of character
Is my most priceless possession.
Grant that I may do my best today,
And strive to do even better tommorrow.
Teach me that duty is a friend and not an enemy,
And help me face even the most disagreeable task cheerfully.
Give me the faith to understand my purpose and life,
Open my mind to the truth and fill my heart with love.
I am thankful for all the blessings you have bestowed upon my country.
Help me to do my duty to my country and
To know that a good nation must be made from good men.
Help me to remember my obligation to obey the Scout Law,
And give me understanding, so that it is more than mere words.
May I never tire of the joy of helping other people or
Look the Other way when someone is in need.
You have given me the gift of a body,
Make me wise enough to keep it health,
That I might serve better.
You are the source of all wisdom,
Help me to have an alert mind,
Teach me to think,
And help me to learn discipline.
In all that I do and in every challenge I face,
Help me to know the difference between right and wrong,
And lead me in obedience on a straight path to a worthy goal.
By Michael F. Bowman
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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