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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Prayers of Jane Austen


The Prayers of Jane Austen

A delightful read, a small size book, perfect for your coffee table. 
I was so excited to find this book at our local library. 
Here are a few of Jane Austen prayers that I was moved by ...

May the comforts of every day, be thankfully felt by us, may they prompt a willing obedience of thy commandments and a benevolent spirit toward every fellow - creature. 
Jane Austen

May thy mercy be extended over all mankind, bringing the ignorant to the knowledge of they truth, awakening the impenitent, touching the hardened.
Jane Austen
and this is my favorite

Incline us O God, to think humbly of ourselves, to be severe only in the examination of our own conduct, to consider our fellow-creatures with kindness, and to judge of all they say and do with that charity which we would desire from them ourselves.
Jane Austen
 
  
 

 

22 comments:

  1. What a find! This is amazing. I didn't even know she wrote poems. And the book cover is beautiful, too.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. I did not know about her book of prayers. I especially like that last prayer, too.

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  3. I didn't know this existed! Finished reading PRIDE & PREJUDICE not too long ago.

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  4. How very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This sounds like a great book to have around. I love the cover!

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  6. These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. The book cover is beautiful. I didn't know she had a book of prayers. A fantastic find!

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  8. Such lovely words especially relevant in these new unsettled days ahead of us all.

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  9. The prayers you posted are beautiful. Such a perfect time to share those with us.

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  10. Carla, I've been wanting to read a good book lately, and this sounds like a good one. I am loving some of these prayers she writes.

    Enjoy the remainder of the week, my friend.

    ~Sheri

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  11. It certainly is a good time to practice kindness and cultivate a benevolent spirit so how perfectly timely this post is!

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  12. What a wonderful book Carla...and such beautiful prayers! Thank you so much for sharing those...Love and hugs!!

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  13. Beautiful prayers, and they're so timely and appropriate now.

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  14. And hello to you, my baseball buddy {{smiles}} Thank you for the delightful comment on my blog yesterday.

    This book sounds fabulous! I am going to have to look for it at my library as I know I would enjoy reading it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs!

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  15. Looks like a great book. Love Jane Austen. Enjoy your Saturday.

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  16. Wow! What a really neat find.

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  17. Loved this post and will look into acquiring such a wonderful book.. xo

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  18. I haven't come across this book before.
    Thank you for sharing some excellent words.

    All the best Jan

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