Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

A beautiful prayer!

I remember hearing the name "Dag Hammarskjöld", but confess I knew little about him until I ran across this lovely prayer and was prompted to learn a bit more about him.

 Hammarskjöld was called “the greatest statesman of our century" by President John F. Kennedy. He served as the second Secretary General of the United Nations and gained a reputation as a peacemaker. He is the only person who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously; he died in a plane crash in 1961 at the age of 59. If the sentiments he expressed in this prayer helped to shape his life, I can understand why he gained a reputation as a man of faith and a man of peace.

You who are over us,
You who are one of us,
You who are also within us,
May all see you-in me also.
May I prepare the way for you,
May I thank you for all
that shall fall to my lot,
May I also not forget the needs of others.
Give me a pure heart-that I may see you.
A humble heart-that I may hear you,
A heart of love-that I may serve you,
A heart of faith-that I may abide in you. Amen.

- Dag Hammarskjøld

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  1. Amen. What a beautiful prayer Sue. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. This was so nice. Thanks for your research and sharing.

  3. Hi i am actually from sweden and i was searching for Dags similar but even more beatiful prayer on english.
    I didnt find it but i lead me here instad.

    Give me a pure heart that I may see Thee.
    Spacer A humble heart that I may hear Thee,
    Spacer A heart of love that I may serve Thee,
    Spacer A heart of faith that I may abide in Thee.

    Dag is a Angel.
    I found this on a website and he has wonderful insight and had a true connection with God.


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