In times of fear and panic,

Let us be a force of calm.

Let those who are trembling,

find us safe to lean upon.

May we be the voice of reason.

May we comfort the oppressed.

May we show our compassion

to those who’re most distressed.



Free for use in Rotary Clubs.  Please credit Shawn Bird of Shuswap Rotary (5060 BC Canada) when you use it, and leave a note in the comments below so folks know where it’s been used.  Thanks.

28 thoughts on “Calm

  1. I am a new Rotarian and tomorrow I will say the invocation for the first time since I joined. Thank you very much for the beautiful
    Words. I think it will fit the present times in
    America, when we get conflicting news about our future.

  2. Using at the Summit City South Rotary Club in Fort Wayne, IN today at noon. Our speaker is John Germ, President of Rotary International!

  3. Shawn,
    Thanks for sharing. We, Americans, need all the help that we can get on the subject of calm.

    Allen Rembert
    Summit Rotary, District 7690
    Greensboro, North Carolina

  4. Used Calm and Spring on March 23rd, 2017 at Rotary Club of Canandaigua, NY. Thanks, Shawn – I always find something inspiring on your site.
    Janet Tenreiro – Canandaigua Rotary

  5. Thank you Shawn – I plan on using it today for our prayer and pledge at the Monroe (NC) Rotary Club today

  6. Thank you Shawn. I will use the Calm invocation at my Twilight , Bakersfield Rotary meeting tonight. Poignant for our time.

  7. Thank you Shawn, I will use February peace Invocation today at our Jamestown NY Rotary Club meeting. Peace I leave with you

  8. Thank you Shawn, CALM was a big hit with our Safety Harbor Rotary Friday January 6 meeting. It was a perfect match for the angst that remains with 2016 and the promise that comes with a New Year.

  9. Hi Shawn! I will share this with out Rotary Club at our noon meeting today.

    Jamie Hekker
    Muskegon, MI
    District 6290

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