Community prayer at 3:18 p.m.

Today when you hear church bells ringing at 3:18, please take the time to say this prayer. A community that prays together stays together.
“God, grant us the strength to live this day abundantly. Let us not turn coward toward its difficulties nor prove recreant to its duties. Let us not lose faith in other people. Keep our hearts sweet and sound despite meanness, ingratitude or even treachery.
Preserve us from minding the little stings and from giving them.
Help us to be strong, and to live so fearlessly and honestly, that no outward failure could diminish the joy of living with conscious integrity.
Open wide the eyes of our souls that we may see the goodness in all things.
Grant us today some new understanding of Your truth.
And fill our hearts with joy and gladness, that we may be a cup of strength to another suffering soul.

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