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

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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
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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.

READ:  1966 Op-Ed by Congressman Donald Rumsfeld

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