Skip to comments.The Virginia Military Institute Prayer
Posted on 10/26/2012 7:09:55 PM PDT by Davy Buck
This is a scan from another old book in my library: The Bullet, which was the handbook given to all Virginia Military Institute freshmen. This one was published in 1933 and . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com ...
God, our Father, Thou Searcher of human hearts, help us to draw near to Thee in sincerity and truth.
May our religion be filled with gladness and may our worship of Thee be natural.
Strengthen and increase our admiration for honest dealing and clean thinking, and suffer not our hatred of hypocrisy and pretence ever to diminish.
Encourage us in our endeavor to live above the common level of life.
Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole can be won.
Endow us with courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy.
Guard us against flippancy and irreverence in the sacred things of life.
Grant us new ties of friendship and new opportunities of service.
Kindle our hearts in fellowship with those of a cheerful countenance, and soften our hearts with sympathy for those who sorrow and suffer.
Help us to maintain the honor of the Corps untarnished and unsullied and to show forth in our lives the ideals of West Point in doing our duty to Thee and to our Country.
All of which we ask in the name of the Great Friend and Master of all.
My son is a sophomore at VMI. After reading your post I went to his room and checked his Bullet from last year. The Bullet is more affectionately referred to as the Rat Bible. Anyway the prayer you scanned has changed. The one they have now is called “A VMI Prayer.” A more modern prayer but equally powerful.
Protestant Services add “Jesus Christ our Lord” after “Master of All.”
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You’re going to gig me for not using spell check?
Oh, I get it. Sorry, he’s a Third. That is, Third Class. Should I tell them what Third’s eat?
“Youre going to gig me for not using spell check?”
They are “Third Classmen” not sophomores
whoops....missed this post.
Just tweaking you for fun. Your son would do the same thing.
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