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The Powerful Prayer Published in The Washington Post on November 22nd, 1963

On the day President Kennedy was assassinated, a prayer was printed in The Washington Post asking for patience and light in the midst of sorrow. Read this powerful story and its foreshadowing of the tragedy to come.
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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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