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WAY OT (prayer/toast)

DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 216
edited 8:50AM in EggHead Forum
Hi everyone,
One of my dearest friends in the world went through an ugly divorce several years ago. Long story, but he deserved much better. He just got remarried and we are hosting a party for them. There was a prayer of thanksgiving that I wanted to use as a toast and I can't find it anywhere. It is based on a prayer by St. Francis. The only part I remember is something about where there is darkness You give us light, where there is lonliness in the world, you give us friends. That is a very rough recall. I know this board is not meant for this type of thing, but it's such a wonderful and diverse group of people here, I thought someone might be able to help me find this.
As always......THANKS!!!
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  • DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 216
    That is close but what I was looking for was closer to a prayer of thanksgiving and while certainly with religious overtones, it would probably be characterized as a little more secular in nature.
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  • Panhandle SmokerPanhandle Smoker Posts: 3,018
    I would ask a Catholic Preist, they often have different versions or know where to find them. They would probably be humbled and glad to help. :)
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  • DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 216
    I am Catholic but this was just loosely based on a prayer by St Francis, so I doubt if they could help.
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  • Panhandle SmokerPanhandle Smoker Posts: 3,018
    I looked around and found it but it is known as the prayer of Peace. I found several versions but not quite worded like you put it.
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  • Panhandle SmokerPanhandle Smoker Posts: 3,018
    The A.A. version was the closest I found so far.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_of_Saint_Francis
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  • DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 216
    I really appreciate your efforts. That's what makes this forum so special!!!!
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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,768
    I believe you are mixing up the Peace prayer already mentioned and some other prayer.

    Maybe you heard a version of the Peace Prayer spoken by a local Priest.
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  • DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 216
    No, it was in a book of prayers before meals. I thought I had the book, but can't seem to locate it. It was definetly based on the prayer you mentioned, but it didn't have the part about dying and new life. It was more secularised and for that reason I thought it would make a nice toast.
    By the way, one of my neighbors grew up in Kittrell and said when he was a kid, there was a nudist colony up your way. Any truth to that?
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