Wednesday, November 9, 2005

God Keep Our Land

I went to the Remembrance Day assembly at Micah's school this morning.

They had the usual roster of poems, songs and WWII Veterans to round out the program.

Sometimes I am overcome by emotion at services like this.

Today I almost didn't make it through the beginning.

We were asked to stand for the singing of our National Anthem.

We sang  O Canada,  then sat down.

We were then asked to stand for the Lord's Prayer.

Again we stood.

Again the voices of close to 200 students, teachers, parents and guests joined together.

My heart leaps when the children sing O Canada.

My spirit leapt, and I was moved to tears when they spoke the words of the Lord's Prayer.

I know I'm a mush-pot, but those two offices-  prayers both of them, sung and spoken simply are so powerful. I don't know that most of those singing realized they were praying. I don't know that most of those praying realized what they were saying.

But there was power, and peace and joy in the words.

God keep our land glorious and free.  Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation. For Thine is the Kingdom, for ever and ever.


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