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Weekly Prayers & Poems - Stress Relief Prayer

By January 31, 2013

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This week's post is a prayerful Christian hymn called Dear Lord and Father of Mankind. Are you lacking peace? Are you feeling stressed? This timeless hymn written by John Greenleaf Whittier is a wonderful prayer for stress relief. It assures us that with confidence, trust, and rest, we can be led by God's still small voice of calm.

Weekly Prayers & Poems
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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our fev'rish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper rev'rence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard,
Beside the Syrian sea,
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word
Rise up and follow Thee.

Read more ... Dear Lord and Father of Mankind by John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807-1892.

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February 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm
(1) Grace says:

After reading this poem, I thought I would share the radio program that I just heard on Focus on the Family today. It’s on the topic of moms and stress. I thought some of you might find it helpful. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/11uonDT. God bless!

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