PRAYERS & POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born.
The child asked God "They tell me you are sending me to
earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and
God replied, "Among the many angels, I chose one for
you. Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."
The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in
heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."
God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also
smile for you every day. And you will feel your angel's love and be very
Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able
to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"
God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful
and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel
will teach you how to speak."
"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to
God said, "Your angel will place your hands together
and will teach you how to pray."
"I've heard that on Earth there are bad men. Who will
God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means
risking it's life."
"But I will always be sad because I will not see you
God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about me
and will teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be
next to you."
At that moment there was much peace in heaven, but voices
from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, If I am to
leave now, please tell me my angel's name."
"Her name is not important. You will simply call her
The art of
conversation consist as much in listening politely, as in talking
four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are
evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what
we say, and how we say it. Dale
The art of communication is the language of leadership. James Humes
is a two-way street. And while we revel in the reality that we can always get
through to heaven, our concern should be whether our Lord can always get
through to us. Joseph Stowell
Sam Houston Area Council
We thank You O God, for all the loveliness of nature,
Which is Your special handicraft.
Everything is wonderfully made with such care.
Help us to understand our world more and more and to
know how we can help take care of the things which You
have made and keep them beautiful as You meant for
them to be. Amen.
0 God, Who givest all things good,
We pray Thee now to bless our food. Amen
For these Thy gifts we thank Thee, 0 God,
And we pray that all our deeds may praise Thee,
not merely what we say. Amen.
For these and all the things we hold dear,
and mostly for Thy loving care, we thank Thee, Lord. Amen.
God is great and God is good, and we thank Him for this
food. By His hand we all are fed.
Grant us, Lord, our daily bread. Amen.
We thank Thee for the morning light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends. Amen.
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