Posted by Pat McKenna on Jun 30, 2017
A Rotary Invocation from Scott Agur for the Installation Dinner of The Strathcona Sunrise Rotary Club on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Mysterious Creator of time and eternity, help us to look to the past with gratitude and to the future with hope.  We remember this evening those Rotarians who, in their own time and place, have served this club well and who have worked not for themselves alone, but with a vision of building for the future a world better than they had known.
Inspire in us also a similar vision, that we too may work for things beyond ourselves, that our Rotary lives may be dedicated to high purposes and grand horizons. May the words we use with one another reflect our integrity and our respect and appreciation for all Rotarians.
Make us unafraid of hopes and dreams;  release us from cynicism and despair.  Teach us to be realistic about our limitations but never to lose hope in our potential to transcend them.
For the Rotary year that has passed, we give our thanks for projects planned and completed.  For the Rotary year ahead, we offer ourselves with all of our gifts and energy.
For the food that nourishes our bodies, for the friendships that feed our souls, for all things good and beautiful with which our lives are filled, we give our thanks.  Amen