Saturday, January 14, 2012

On Assist Me With the Breath of the Holy Spirit: The Tigers/Invaders Friday devotional has taken off

I've put up hundreds of video clips on Flickr that chronicle the progress of the Baha'i institute process in Pierce County, Washington. I have favorites, those that bring up a certain emotion in me. This clip, just taken at the Tigers/Invaders devotional Friday night, will be one of my all time favorites -- I just know it.
Coach Charles is on the right, Tigers player Isaiah reads the prayer, Trejon holds his cousin Gilmar, and "Coach" Shadi, who recently completed service to Baha'is in the region as a member of the Auxiliary Board (which is kinda like a coach) -- she surrenders her iPhone for Gilmar to investigate. Charles surveys the scene, the iPhone later ending up in his hands, as there was a prayer  on it for him to read.
The Tigers/Invaders Friday devotional has taken off. -gw
O my God!  O my God!  Thou seest me in my lowliness and weakness, occupied with the greatest undertaking, determined to raise Thy word among the masses and to spread Thy teachings among Thy peoples.  How can I succeed unless Thou assist me with the breath of the Holy Spirit, help me to triumph by the hosts of Thy glorious kingdom, and shower upon me Thy confirmations, which alone can change a gnat into an eagle, a drop of water into rivers and seas, and an atom into lights and suns?  O my Lord!  Assist me with Thy triumphant and effective might, so that my tongue may utter Thy praises and attributes among all people and my soul overflow with the wine of Thy love and knowledge.
Thou art the Omnipotent and the Doer of whatsoever Thou willest. 

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