Pause for Prayer: SUNDAY 5/29

Beginning with our own Revolution, Lord,
we count more than 1,354,700 lost in war
but only you, in your heart of mercy,
know the precise number - and all the names -
of the selfless men and women we remember
and pray for this weekend...
    sons and daughters,
    mothers and fathers,
    brothers and sisters,
    friends and neighbors 
who laid down their lives
at war with others,
millions of others:
    daughters and sons,
    fathers and mothers,
    sisters and brothers,
    neighbors and friends
who laid down their lives
for their own cause
and their beloved homelands...
Every one, your child, Lord,
your sons and daughters, one and all,
so, grant us the grace, the wisdom and will
    to build a world where we lay down our arms
    to live in peace, around the world, 
    one in the family you have made,
    one in the love you have for us,
    one in the love you call us to share,
    one in the peace your love can yield...

This Is My Song, melody by Jean Sibelius; lyrics by Lloyd Stone
    performed by the Voces8
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This is my song, O God of all the nations, 
A song of peace for lands afar and mine. 
This is my home, the country where my heart is, 
Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine. 
But other hearts in other lands are beating, 
With hopes and dreams as true and high as mine. 
My country’s skies are bluer than the ocean, 
And sunlight beams on cloverleaf and pine. 
But other lands have sunlight too, and clover, 
And skies are everywhere as blue as mine. 
This is my song, O God of all the nations, 
A song of peace for their land and for mine. 
So let us raise this melody together, 
Beneath the stars that guide us through the night; 
If we choose love, each storm we’ll learn to weather, 
Until true peace and harmony we find, 
This is our song, a hymn we raise together; 
A dream of peace, uniting humankind. 
This is my song, this is my song,
my song...




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