Soldier s prayer bible story that has been put into song many times. It is a prayer where a man recognizes that he has asked for wealth and riches, but instead god gave him the opposite for his own benefit. One boy had only a deck of cards, and he spread them out. The chaplain noticed one soldier looking at a deck of cards. Christian mindfulness, meditation apps find their moment. Green, bonded leather with slidetab closure holman bible staff on.
A farmers wife in eighteenthcentury hampshire, published by threshold press 2010. I hope that i can get some peaceful rest, and wish that the next day will be blessed. Published in london in 1865 richard middleton, a soldier, attending divine service, with the rest of the regiment at a church in glasgow, instead of pulling out a bible, like his brother soldiers, to. The young soldier told the major that during the battle, he had neither a bible or a prayer book so he would use his deck of cards and explained. William ewing, a minister at gallipoli and in mesopotamia, wrote. A soldier s prayer i stand here in this foreign land as i look into the sky and see a full and glowing moon abiding there on high. Deck of cards soldiers prayer book discover southside. After the chaplain read the prayer, the text was taken up next. A famous legend involving the ace of spades as a symbol of god is said to have originated in every war since the early 1800s. The folk story was later recorded in a 19thcentury british publication entitled the soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book. There are also two intercessory prayers for soldiers, and a blessing suitable for sending to a loved one in the services. An old soldiers prayer association of the united states.
Soldiers prayer and bible verses missionaries of prayer. Then the soldier pulled out of his pocket the pack. The deck of cards project gutenberg selfpublishing. Cards spiritualized, the soldiers almanack sic and bible and prayer book. The story of the soldier can be found in full in mary bacons world. The soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book from the. I know youre tired, i know youre worn, i know youre torn youre losing all your hope cause youre a long way from home oh, i know youre. So that this pack of cards is both bible, almanack, and prayer book to me. John ellis large rector of manhattans episcopal church of the heavenly rest, who, in turn, had clipped and saved the original from a newspaper some 25 years ago when he was a student at hartfords trinity. During the north african campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike and they arrived in a little town called casino. May 26, 2011 the popular song deck of cards sometimes known as a soldiers prayer book was written in 1948 by t. An old soldiers prayer association of the united states army. The the soldier pulled out of his pocket the pack of cards, which. Texas tyler and was recorded by among others tex ritter in 1948, wink martindale in 1959, and bill anderson in 1991.
The soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book, from the history of playing cards with anecdotes of their use in conjuring, fortunetelling and cardsharping, edited by rev. For magic purposes, it was revived in 1937 by jean hugard as the perpetual almanac or gentleman soldier s prayer book. Several years ago i heard stories about soldiers using psalm 91 to pray for safety and protection in battle. Sayings quotes, short stories, motivational stories, bible verses, free ecards, inspirational ecards. Deck of cards lyrics international lyrics playground. The soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book, from the history of playing cards with anecdotes of their use in conjuring, fortunetelling and cardsharping, edited by rev. There have been various versions published, one in. A soldiers prayer is a 1961 japanese film directed by masaki kobayashi. Find inspirational quotes and sayings to inspire, motivate, create inspiration and motivation. G cards spiritualised, or the soldier s almanack bible and prayer book. Mosack s offers military bibles and prayerbooks for all services, including army, navy, air force, marines and coast guard.
People use it as some sort of litmus test but i do not need a book to teach my child morality, right and wrong. May we be triumphant and earn victory as we show mercy to our en. I have sons who served this land of liberty,who would fight to see that other stricken lands are free. Its a battlefield christmas where soldiers stand guardnot being with loved ones is so very hard. I know youre tired, i know youre worn, i know youre torn youre losing all your hope cause youre a long way from home oh, i know youre worried.
Nelson now i lay me down to sleep, and hope my dreams are thoughtful and deep. Published in london in 1865 richard middleton, a soldier, attending divine service, with the rest of the regiment at a church in glasgow, instead of pulling out a bible, like his brother soldiers, to find the parsons text, spread a pack of cards before him. When i see the deuce, it reminds me that the bible is divided into two parts, the old and the new testaments. French versions of the tale were printed in 1778 and 1809. However the bible rapidly became the most read book in the trenches and it provided comfort, inspiration, strength and hope to vast numbers of british commonwealth including australian and nz soldiers, german and russian soldiers, and their families at home. Those of the boys that had a prayer book took them out. The first, selections from the book of common prayer, consists of a shortened combined morning and evening prayer service, the litany, a few prayers, the collects associated with holy communion, antecommunion, selections of psalms from the bcp, some hymns, and the burial service. The popular song deck of cards was written in 1948 by t. It consists of an order for worship basically an abbreviated morning prayer, the same communion service as in the thencurrent 1928 bcp, and a selection of psalms, bible readings and hymns the hymns with no music. The soldier s bible or a deck of cards in the recent iraq and afghanistan wars, a story made the rounds of the soldiers of the soldiers bible. This little book was produced in 1941, obviously for use by those in the armed forces during ww ii.
Tex ritter and many others over the years have recorded it. Soldiers prayer figure christian book distributors. Brave warriors, should fate find us in battle, may our cause be just. When these believers in the bible prayed, gods power showed up. But you had made a decision to defend the human rights. I pray that tonight im not awaken, by bombs exploding and the ground shakin. I have a pocket bible from ww1, sadly not connected to my own family but something that was left in the garage of a previous home in leicestershire. It has no official sanction but was published in 1863 by the. So you see, sir, my deck of cards serves me as a bible, an almanac and a prayer book. The deck of cards is a recitation song that was popularized in the fields of both country and popular music, first during the late 1940s. Moreover, a broadsheet titled the soldiers prayerbook which recounts the same story as the 1948 song deck of cards appears in an 1865 book about the history of playing cards.
The soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book lyrics. The soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book from the history of playing cards with anecdotes of their use in conjuring, fortunetelling and cardsharping edited by rev. Prayers and other devotions for the use of the soldiers of the army of the confederate states by female bible, prayer book, and tract society. The american bible society gave bibles to pony express riders. The soldier having no prayer book took out a timeworn deck of playing cards. In the greek septuagint version of the bible, and in its latin translation vulgate, this psalm is psalm 90 in a slightly different numbering system. After the service was over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the provost marshall. The men were asked to take out their bible or prayer books. It also appeared in august 6, 1776 edition of both the edinburgh advertiser and the universal magazine. The popular song deck of cards, sometimes known as a soldier s prayer book was written in 1948 by t. It was also known from the korean war and world war ii days. Texas tyler was credited with writing this story, the deck of cards is actually based in part on an excerpt from a piece of 19th century british literature called the soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book 1.
When i look into these cards and see an ace, it reminds me that there is only one god. In my prayer for you, i asked for things you would not ask yourself. Ive lost friends in war and strife,who valued duty more than love of life. The soldier said, sir, i have been on the march for about six months. Soldiers prayer for sale war collectibles for sale. With that, he took out his old timeworn deck of cards, fanned them out before him, and then he began. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Soldiers prayer bible story that has been put into song. Throughout the years the story about the soldier, his playing cards.
Good for veterans day, memorial day or any time you are remembering the troops. A farmers wife in eighteenthcentury hampshire, published by threshhold press 2010. Asoldiersprayer writtenbyananonymousconfederatesoldier,uscivilwar iaskedgodforstrength,thatimightachieve. During americas civil war, the american bible society gave bibles to both sides, as did the protestant episcopal church which distributed army and navy prayer books. Psalm 91 is the 91st psalm of the book of psalms, generally known in english by its first verse in the king james version. The soldiers deck of cards aka the soldiers almanack. Part iii the soldier s prayer on the other hand opens the story up as the soldier flees the warzone in manchuria with remnants of the japanese kwantung army he fought alongside. So that this pack of cards is both bible, almanack, and prayerbook to me.
I think they see the bible as a point of stability, truth and substance that helps them kind of center. Soldiers prayer book, protestant episcopal book society, 1861. This story has gone by many names, the soldier s prayer book, cards spiritualized, the soldier s almanack sic and bible and prayer book. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Do not foresake me for the thoughts i may have of my enemy. Your honor, to me this deck of cards is my prayer book and bible. A powerful exhortation from fdr in a wwii bible given to soldiers. A nonsectarian collection of the finest prayers of the protestant, catholic, and jewish faiths for the men and women of the united states army, navy, marine corps, coast guard, and maritime service. And a ten, of the ten commandments that god gave moses, on mount sinai, on the two. The major told the young soldier he would be punished if he could not explain himself. Gathered together on this page are several inspiring prayers and blessings for those in the armed forces. Tex ritter the deck of cards friends, this is tex ritter with a. This song, which relates the tale of a young american soldier arrested and.
Randy campbell, a collector of oddities, furnishes a copy of the soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book that dates to. This prayer book is sent by the church to the men and women of the armed forces, with the assurance of the affection, the deep interest and the prayers of the church people at home for gods blessing upon you. Texas tyler and was recorded by among others tex ritter in 1948, wink. For magic purposes, it was revived in 1937 by jean hugard as the perpetual almanac or gentleman soldiers prayer book. Everyone knows someone who is or may be going to battle, whether physical or spiritual.
They inspired me soldiers prayer a psalm 91 prayer for soldiers read more. The soldier standing before the bar of justice replied, not guilty, your honor, and with your kind permission, i would like to present this defense for my actions. British literature called the soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book. The soldier s deck of cards aka the soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book. It has the soldiers bible printed on the front cover, size 9cm x. Green, bonded leather with slidetab closure holman bible staff. I have searched the lands for men that we have lost. You see, sir, when i look at the ace, it tells me that there is one god and no other. No history of card playing would be complete without the well known fragment of popular ingenuity called cards spiritualized. Soldiers bible ww1 other great war chat great war forum. We also offer bibles for firefighters and police officers.
Published for the army and navy commission of the protestant episcopal church by the church pension fund, 1941, 5th ed. The soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book from the history of playing cards with anecdotes of their use in conjuring, fortunetelling and cardsharping edited by rev. When i read this foxhole prayer, i thought about the gospel reflected in itnot at all intending to minimize heroic soldiership, but to feel myself as the congregant listening to the sermon of that brave soul calling me to trust in the prince of god s shalom in the midst of. The prayer of an unknown soldier is a well known prayer found on a body of an anonymous confederate solider during the american civil war. Prayers and other devotions for the use of the soldiers of. Prayer of an unknown confederate soldier the cotas.
May 29, 2017 thanks be to god for guiding the hands of the discoverer of that deeply moving prayer of commitment before battle. Deck of cards the path the path ponder the path of. All alone bunkhouse bible stories deck of cards prayer book. I have neither bible nor a prayer book, but i hope to satisfy you, sir, with the purity of. It is the third part of the human condition trilogy awards. When the day is over, lord, most of all i pray, that you will keep in perfect peace your servants in harm s way. Coon kast, sherry wickliffe, coon, michael, koontz, heather d, creative, k lowe, reagan, mike, tiger, george, baldassarre, federico on. May 03, 2011 there is an army prayer book with the official prayer for forces in wartime o almighty god the creator and sustainer of all mankind, uphold we pray thee men and women who through perils of war are serving our nation, be thou their strength when they are set in the midst of so many and great dangers. Moreover, a broadsheet titled the soldiers prayer book which recounts the same story as the 1948 song deck of cards appears in an 1865. The folk story was later recorded in a piece of 19th century british literature called the soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book. A soldiers prayer poem by carolyn ford witt poem hunter. Soldiers prayer a psalm 91 prayer for soldiers lamp post. The deck of cards is a recitation song that was popularized in the fields of both the country and popular music, first.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. Full text of the soldiers prayer book internet archive. Showing how one richard middleton was taken before the mayor of the city he was in, for using a pack of cards in the church during divine service. There is a prayer short enough to memorize or for a soldier to keep on them and a prayer for strength for those currently engaged in military conflict. Check out these 20 dangeroulsy powerful bible prayers. It s the classic odyssey tale as kaji aims to get home to find his wife and get his old life back. The folk story was later recorded in a piece of 19th century british literature called the soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book. Who we are want to volunteer schedule of events venturing crew. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all that i commanded you.
According to the editor of time magazine, presidential candidate adlai stevenson, whose christmas card bore the prayer, got it from a book called think on these things by the rev. The perpetual almanack or, gentleman soldiers prayerbook. The sergeant saw the cards and said, soldier, put away those cards. Green, bonded leather with slidetab closure by staff, holman bible and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Author and therapist john eldredge launched the app one minute pause late last year to accompany his latest book, get your life back. This is a tale about a soldier using a deck of ordinary playing cards as an. Morley writes the old story of the soldier s almanack, bible and prayer book, which was a favourite with our forefathers, at the beginning of the 19th century.747 473 314 1265 1133 881 1369 1376 927 777 1270 264 1261 1175 239 272 28 1161 1395 1345 942 335 1255 1520 1336 1220 34 274 578 658 1205 607 595 1139 521 846 15 686 953 288 788 1379 553 347 1442 55 1353 98 289