Thursday, December 13, 2012

More On Power Of Prayer


I was going to write some more about Prayer but haven't thought enough about it yet. It seems to me that prayer does not have to be the popularly recognized form, the supernatural kind, and it certainly does not have to be self-serving. Perhaps a manifestation of gratitude, of some sort.

But accurately describing it most probably will demand some more serious thought.

Maybe later.



Attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
Manifestations or events considered to be of supernatural origin.
preternatural - unearthly - weird - miraculous

Wikipedia says, "The supernatural is that which is not subject to the laws of nature, or more figuratively, that which is said to exist above and beyond nature."


Birthday: December 13, 1887
Date of Death: Sept 2, 1964

Alvin Cullum York, known also by his nickname, Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 32 machine guns, killing 28 German soldiers and capturing 132 others. This action occurred during the U.S.-led portion of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France, which was part of a broader Allied offensive masterminded by Marshal Ferdinand Foch to breach the Hindenburg line and make the opposing German forces surrender.

In 1941, the movie Sergeant York directed by Howard Hawks with Gary Cooper in the title role told about his life and Medal of Honor action.

Birthday: December 13, 1925
Age: 86 years old

Richard Wayne Van Dyke, known professionally as Dick Van Dyke, is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning six decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and in the TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show and Diagnosis: Murder. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard. Van Dyke is scheduled to receive the The Life Achievement Award at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January 2013.

Birthday: December 13, 1967
Age: 44 years old

Eric Marlon Bishop, professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host. As an actor, his work in the film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a musical/comedy. He is also a Grammy Award winning musician, producing three albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200: Unpredictable, which topped the chart, Best Night of My Life and Intuition.

Birthday: December 13, 1989
Age:   22 years old

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen to pursue a career in country music. She signed to the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of Swift's eponymous debut album in 2006 established her as a country music star. "Our Song", her third single, made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the country chart. She received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards.


If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
--Meister Eckhart

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