Shawn L. Bird

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Invocation- calm September 20, 2016

Filed under: Poetry,Rotary,Rotary invocations — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:20 am
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In times of fear and panic,

Let us be a force of calm.

Let those who are trembling,

find us safe to lean upon.

May we be the voice of reason.

May we comfort the oppressed.

May we show our compassion

to those who’re most distressed.



Free for use in Rotary Clubs.  Please credit Shawn Bird of Shuswap Rotary (5060 BC Canada) when you use it, and leave a note in the comments below so folks know where it’s been used.  Thanks.


16 Responses to “Invocation- calm”

  1. thefeatheredsleep Says:

    Shawn. this is wonderful and so needed.

  2. In a season of people kicking wildly at one another, the only real choice is the above.

  3. Lynne Sessions Says:

    Shawn, thank you for these inspirational words. I am using this invocation at the Oneonta Rotary Club (NY, USA) today, 9/22/2016.

  4. simonfalk28 Says:

    Reblogged this on Simon's still stanza and commented:
    This is also a great one from Shawn for the #postingforpeace tag.

  5. Karen Says:

    I am using this one for the Daytona beach invocation today. Thank you! Karen

  6. Lisa Thorpe Says:

    Thank you for this. I am using it at our July 8 meeting in Tualatin, Oregon. It is so appropriate in these difficult times.

  7. Liz Lyle Says:

    Thank you, sharing at Centennial Club of Calgary Sept 2, 2020.

  8. Dave Says:

    Thank you for providing this. The Rotary Club of Fonthill used this as our invocation this morning.

  9. Hi Shawn,
    Our club here in the Comox Valley absolutely loves reading your various invocations. I selected this one to read in advance of our meeting this evening (January 19, 2021). Our theme is ‘Winter Calm’.

  10. NIcchia Says:

    Used today for Glacier Valley Rotary club in Juneau, Alaska. Thank you!

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