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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:52 PM
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12. The War Prayer
"O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle -- be Thou near them! With them -- in spirit -- we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it -- for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is the ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.
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  - He must be  Pegleg Thd   Jan-28-05 08:05 PM   #1 
  - I wonder how much time these people spent praying for Bill Clinton  bluestateguy   Jan-28-05 08:06 PM   #2 
  - The Intent Is So Wrong  BamaLefty   Jan-28-05 08:11 PM   #3 
  - Uhh...dumb question-  SHRED   Jan-28-05 08:14 PM   #4 
  - Well, it is like this.  liberal N proud   Jan-28-05 08:31 PM   #8 
     - Good luck to you  SHRED   Jan-28-05 08:49 PM   #10 
  - Another example of why liberals look at their churches in disgust  pk_du   Jan-28-05 08:26 PM   #5 
  - If this minister REALLY believed in the power of Jesus he would  itzamirakul   Jan-28-05 08:26 PM   #6 
  - Miuch to the dismay of my neo-con Srn Baptist relatives,  classof56   Jan-28-05 08:32 PM   #9 
  - Maybe next they can pray that democracy continues here.  classof56   Jan-28-05 08:29 PM   #7 
  - When he says this, it's not a very happy message  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-28-05 08:51 PM   #11 
  - The War Prayer  DulceDecorum   Jan-30-05 08:52 PM   #12 
 

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