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Women's Collect

Each club meeting starts with “A Collect for Club Women.”

by Mary Stewart - 1904

Keep us, Oh God, from pettiness; let us be 
large in thought, in word, in deed.

Let us be done with fault-finding and leave 
off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretense and meet each 
other face to face, without self-pity 
and without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment and 
always generous.

Let us take time for all things; make us to 
grow calm, serene, gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better 
impulses, straightforward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is the little 
things that create differences, that in 
the big things of life we are at one.

And may we strive to touch and to know the 
great common human heart of us all, and, Oh Lord God, let us forget not to be kind.


Mary Stewart, April 1904

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