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.

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.

Invocation for Literacy

Let us be thankful for the power unlocked

by a brain decoding symbols.

The ability to read gives the ability

to advance beyond poverty,

to learn what those near you do not know,

to discover ideas that may be hidden,

to unleash your potential.

Let us be thankful for the literacy endeavours of Rotary,

for changing the world one decoded alphabet at a time.

Let us be thankful for our ability to read, and commit

to embracing literacy initiatives.

Let us provide the ability to change the world.