Guest Speakers

Welcoming a guest
Dear Lord, help us to do our best
And make each welcome as a guest
Notwithstanding race or creed
Help us to meet a brother’s need.

District Governor speaker
We thank Thee Lord for our DG
Especially as its him not me:
Please give your wisdom to us all
That we may learn to walk not crawl.

Festival of Light
We thank Thee Lord that day though night
Thy goodness stays the same
And with these words “Let there be light”
We glory in Thy name.

Bee Keepers’ Association
Dear Lord we thank Thee for the BEE
It is a little treasure,
It brings to life a lot of BUZZ
And fills our lives with pleasure!

Special Meeting – election
Dear Lord please bless this special meeting
Help us gathered here select
Those worthy to hold fast this greeting
“We serve the World”: please so elect.

Children Homes in Need
Protect Thy children everywhere
No matter where they be
And let out lives express Thy care
In love and constancy.

Macmillan Nurses
Dear Lord, we turn to Thee in need
Protect us from all harm,
And may Thy touch give healing strength
In which we find true calm……

History of Coventry Rotary
Dear Lord, as life is such a mystery
Help us to learn things from the past
Hide not from us those bits of history
On which our present has been cast.

Magician
Dear Lord it really would be tragic,
If in our lives there was no magic
So let us thank you for this gift
That gives to all an instant lift

Visit from friends overseas
We thank Thee Lord for fellowship
It is a lovely thing
It makes us want to laugh and shout
It makes us want to sing!
We’re grateful Lord for Your outreach
Across the waters blue
For sending guests from far off lands
Sri Lanka, Nepal, Peru!

The Coventry Way (Coventry footpath)
We’re grateful Lord for every day
For it’s true just what they say
That when we all to Thee do pray
Thou wilt reveal the perfect WAY.

Charity, giving of cheques
Dear Lord please help us to believe
It’s good to both give and receive
For we are richer when we part
With off’rings from within the heart,
And thanking Thee for what is given
Leads us nearer, Lord , to heaven.

Handover
The year has been and gone, – it’s went:
We’ll soon have ‘nother president!
And if this makes you feel quite chary
Worry not, her name is Mary!
And so our thanks for all things new,
Each day, each life, the things we’ll do
Help us also have good times,
Protect us from excessive fines!
We thank Thee Lord for this our Club
Now form a queue and gets your grub!

Lifting Hearts.
We thank Thee Lord for all Thou art
And for the gift of Love:
May we, through Thee, lift ev’ry heart
With strength that’s from above?

Visit of the District Governor
(who likes steam trains!)
Dear Lord and Father of us all, –
The big, the thin, the high, the small,
Keep us oiled and running smooth
Like an engine in its groove,
All parts working as a team.
Together reach the rotary dream!

Youth exchange
Help us to see it is not strange
To offer things in fair exchange.
So bless all those berneath this roof, –
The middle aged, the old, the youth!

Talk on crime prevention
We pray for those who, in detention,
Had not the help of crime prevention.
Grant us Lord we help pre-empt
All situations that may tempt!

Retina Pigmentosa Society .
May all those with failing sight
Sense the presence of Thy might:
Send Thy love to mend and heal
That each Thy tender touch may feel.

National Missing persons
Dear Lord and Father of us all
Please hear us when to Thee we call
No matter where it is we be
We can’t be lost when we’re with Thee

Uganda Medical Centre for children (African Choir)
Dear Lord may we all sing Thy praise
And recognise Thy glory
So that the children that You raise
Can share in love this story:
That all who seek in Thee their wealth
May bear witness to good health

Emmaus Organisation
As two men walked along the road
The Scriptures were revealed:
Their grief and sorrow had been strong
But now it had been healed.
Dear Father help us all to see
That when life seems unfair
That we can always turn to Thee:
Thou here and everywhere.

Relate
Dear Lord who loves and does not hate
Give us the strength to feel
That through Thy Love we can relate
And all our problems heal.

WATCH
We pray dear Lord we do not botch
Our new relationship with W.A.T.C.H
Grant us the strength to do Thy will
To help all those upon the hill!
And also Lord we give Thee thanks
That true wealth does not come from banks
But from the blessings of Thy grace
That reaches all, whate’er their race.

Talk about cancer treatment
Dear Lord, the sculptor of all life
We pray for strength to master strife;
To know, when suffering’s hard to bear,
Thy Love still reaches everywhere.
Please mould us all to do Thy will,
That we express Thy wondrous skill.

Japanese exchange students
Dear Lord we thank Thee all we can
For sending scholars from Japan.
Across the world for all to see
A unified com-mun-it-ee.
So may we speak with one accord
For worldwide friendship, thank you Lord.

Mission to Seamen
Father, Father, hear our pleas
Protect Thy children on the seas.
Tho’ storm or tempest rage and blow,
Help each of us to really know,
That whereever we may be,
We are safe when we’re with Thee..

Comic Relief.
It really must this day be said
We hope the world is blessed with red!
Lord, may there be Comic Relief
That simply passes all belief!
With our eyes above your nose
Watch how all the funding grows
Help us Father to take part
Active minds and generous heart.

Myton Hospice
Dear Father bless Thy children dear
And protect them from all fear
May Thy love, with tender feeling
Give to all true peace, and healing.

Talk about bats
O Father creator of dogs and cats
We thank Thee for the friendly bats.
They hang serene above the ground
And make their special radar sound.
May we all stay attuned to Thee
Batting on for Rotary

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