Month 5:7, Week 5:6 (Sheshi/Kippur), Year:Day 5936:125 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 25 July 2012
Elohim of Common Sense
Thank You for Everything
"Elohim (God) of common sense, I give Thee thanks for the heavy blows of pain that drive me back from perilous ways into harmony with the laws of my being; for stinging whips of hunger and cold that urge to bitter strivings and glorious achievement; for steepness and roughness of the way and staunch virtues gained by climbing over jagged rocks of hardship and stumbling through dark and pathless sloughs of discouragement; for the acid blight of failuire that has burned out of me all thought of easy victory and has toughened my sinews for fiercer battles and greater triumphs; for mistakes I have made, and the priceless lessons I have learned from them; for disillusion and disappointment that have cleared my vision and spurred by desire; for strong appetites and passions and the power they give when under pressure and control; for my imperfections that give me a keen delight in striving toward perfection.
"Elohim (God) of common-good and human-brotherhood, I give Thee thanks for the weaknesses and failings of my neighbours and the joy of lending a helping hand; for my own shortcomings, sorrows and loneliness that give me deeper sympathy for others; for ingratitude and misunderstanding and the gladness of service without other reward than self-expression" (Arthur W. Newcomb).