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There are 90 of us, I believe; 30 Correspondents, 30 Editorial Mentors and 30 Vision Mentors, and then there's the WP staff . . . so:

To you each and all: it's morning where I am as I type, but night for some of you, so I thought I'd share this wonderful version of the prayer that used to give some of us the mild horrors* as children. (*Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.) YIKES

Here is Reverend Kate Breastrup's version, which I now say before bed:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray THAT LOVE MY SOUL WILL KEEP
MY BODY REST, MY LOVE EXPAND,
TO EVERY SOUL IN EVERY LAND.

Amen.

Isn't that lovely? Rev. Kate Breastrup is author of the amazing memoir, "Here If You Need Me."

Love,
Sarah

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Sarah, it's beautiful! We are just beginning this amazing journey and I believe it will be filled with our love, passion and sometimes patience, with wisdom that only a woman can bring, with original views and unexpected solutions. Inspired and inspiring I want we create something amazing and for sure unforgettable!

Wishing the best to everyone, Iryna

Dear Sarah Thank you so much for this prayer, which I've promptly copied into my journal for this evening. And for the book, which I promptly got in audible form. (gotta love the internet)!

The number 90 is powerful. Together, we can change the world. Chris

Hail, Chris!

"Here If You Need Me," was my inspiration for attending (interfaith) seminary and heading for search & rescue (crisis) ministry.

There is one, fleeting, devastating sentence about animal abuse fairly early on -- I always warn every one -- that took my breath away, but beyond that, what's magnificent is not only the way she writes but the reason(s) why she, Rev. Kate, became a minister/chaplain/Rev.

The excellent sequel is called, "Marriage & Other Acts of Charity," and I recommend that one, too!

Comfort & Joy, Sarah

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby

So beautiful and a perfect way to start my day today! Thank you so much for always sharing so passionately which inspires and makes us happy in different ways.

I loved it !!

Much love,

Mukut Ray