11/22/63: Foreshadowing Prayer Printed in Morning Washington Post

In scanning The Washington Post for November 22nd, 1963, I came across this small prayer, printed that day in section D8. It was a small block at the top right of the page and I nearly missed it, but in reading it, and placing it in the context of the day, I found it to be rather powerful.

prayer for November 22nd, 1963
prayer for November 22nd, 1963

This was printed early in the morning and President Kennedy would be shot in the early afternoon. The lines that stood out the most are:

Help us to bear patiently this day’s sorrow …
… We ask for light for today’s darkness.

It’s almost foreshadowing the pain the country was about to experience in a few short hours. Share this one on Facebook with your friends and family.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Julie Steele

    Wow. Definitely sharing.