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Scout Law Prayer

Since it is Thanksgiving weekend, I thought I’d go ahead and post another prayer. I came across this prayer in my files a little while ago. I don’t know the origin of this prayer, but it ties in with the Scout Law.

Scout Law Prayer

Dear Lord, Bless all those everywhere who contribute to shape the hearts, minds and bodies of young people. Let us remember what they have taught and apply it daily.

When facing deceit and dishonesty, let us be Trustworthy.
If we see hypocrisy and faithlessness, let us be Loyal.
Where disregard of others and mere materialism prevail, let us be Helpful.
When we find people in despair, let us be Friendly.
In an atmosphere of ill manner, let us be Courteous.
Where some measure manliness in brutality and crudeness, let us be Kind.
Though lawbreaking and rule-scoffing are common, let us be Obedient.
While others grumble and grouch, let us be Cheerful.
In an environment blighted by waste and extravagance, let us be Thrifty.
When confronted with danger and temptation, let us be Brave.
As we see filth and pollution everywhere, let us be Clean.
While witnessing impiety, let us remember to be Reverent.

In short, in a world that has for generation after generation lamented the lack of good examples, let us, as Scouts, stand out, grow up, and be real adults.
Amen.

2 Responses to Scout Law Prayer

  1. Brian Baker November 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM #

    Thank you for posting this pray, I is much appreciated

  2. Brian Anderson April 27, 2019 at 8:42 AM #

    I simplified the prayer to this…

    Dear Lord, bless all those everywhere who help to shape the hearts, minds and bodies of young people. Let us remember what they have taught and apply it daily.

    When facing dishonesty, let us be Trustworthy.
    If we see faithlessness, let us be Loyal.
    Where disregard of others, let us be Helpful.
    When we find people in despair, let us be Friendly.
    Where there is disrespect, let us be Courteous.
    Where others are crude, let us be Kind.
    Though some will break laws, let us be Obedient.
    While others are grouchy, let us be Cheerful.
    In a world of waste, let us be Thrifty.
    When confronted with danger and temptation, let us be Brave.
    As we see filth and pollution everywhere, let us be Clean.
    While witnessing some with no faith, let us remember to be Reverent.

    In short, in a world that has not set the best example for young people, let us, as Scouts, stand out, grow up, and be real adults.

    Amen.

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