Invocation for Dads

Invocation For Dads June 16, 2012

Our fathers are our first role models of what it is to be a man.

If we are blessed to have a good one driving our household mini van,

He shows us how a romantic partner should behave;

He demonstrates just how our children should be raised.

He shows us this without a word, by what he does each day,

So we’ll reflect his teaching as we go on about our way.

If we weren’t blessed to have our  father  there to show us what to do,

Let us be thankful there are men, who’ll gather us in, too.

In thanks for each man, standing by his family,

Who cares, provides,  corrects and loves, from those of us who see.

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© Shawn L. Bird 2012  Free use within Rotary, though please indicate when and where you have used the invocation by leaving a comment below.  Thanks!

Invocation: Spring

While we wait

and wait

and wait

impatiently for the weather to turn,

let us think spring thoughts.

Let us think about our President-Elect preparing to take the reins of our club.

Let us think about our club goals and the role each of us plays to make the world

a better place through our involvement in Rotary.

Let us think about opportunities to serve in new ways.

Let us be thankful for the food and the friends around this table.

Let us be thankful that spring will come

eventually.

 

(c) Shawn Bird.  Free use within Rotary, but please credit the author and leave a note to say where and when you used it.

 

 

 

 

 

Calm

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.

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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.

New Member Invocation

We are thankful.

We appreciate the hands of those who prepared our meal,

each farmer, rancher, chef, and server has done us service

to provide fuel for our future work together.

Gathered here today around these tables we embrace our future.

We are like-minded.

In our desire to serve here at home and around the world,

we welcome you (or insert new member’s name) to join your hands to ours in service above self,

to add your gifts to empower our club’s future,

to strengthen our work,

to benefit our community,

to share in our laughter,

to help bring change

to the world.

Let us give thanks for new friends.

February Peace Invocation

February 2016 is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month in Rotary.

We believe

conflict is inevitable

but so is peace.

We believe

Rotarians are able

to provide relief.

We believe

there can be resolution

as each of us makes

our own contribution

we can help conflict

cease.

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(2016) Shawn Bird.

For free use within Rotary, but please credit me, and leave a note so we know where the invocation was used.

Invocation- warm hearts

February is a time for warm hearts

To welcome peace and set a part

a portion of our love and grace,

thankful for this special place,

thankful for those gathered here,

thankful for Rotary work, far and near.

 

(c) Shawn Bird 2016  Free use with Rotary.  Please credit Shawn when you share this in your club; as well, please leave a comment to let us know your club  and when you intend to use it.  With thanks.