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A Prayer for Friendship

On the world day of prayer, I will recite this prayer and remember once again that the true banquet in life takes place when we, of different ages, perspectives, life experiences, cultures, races and traditions come together.

It is then that our lives are truly enriched.


A Prayer For Friendship

By Chris Mabon


Thank you, God for the grace to be a friend to myself and others.

Thank you

for the strength to be a source of encouragement,

for the capacity to learn and share new concepts and the desire to stay engaged and knowledgeable in the ever- changing world,

for the fortitude to be a dependable anchor when the storms of life come,

for the wisdom to know what is true and the courage to share that truth,

and for a young, joyful heart that embraces with childlike wonder, the beauty, bounty and pleasure of life with friends.

As I reach out to give friendship, I also receive friendship

and my life is enriched.


Afternoon tea

Tea is the world’s most consumed beverage (not counting water). British culture is one that takes tea seriously. English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, George Orwell even wrote an essay entitled “A nice cup of tea”, in which he outlined his own eleven rules for tea. Now, that sounds serious to me!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a proper cup of tea (at least from the British perspective), enjoy this short video that shows we friends living across the pond how it’s done.