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17 They were ordinary soldiers, just the common Jean and Hans, One from the valley of the Rhine and one from fair Provence. They were simple-hearted fellows—every night each said his prayer: The one prayed Water Unser and the other Notre Père. C. A. RICHMOND–Lord's Prayer. 18 At the muezzin's call for prayer, The kneeling faithful thronged the square, And on Pushkara's lofty height The dark priest chanted Brahma's might. Amid a monastery's weeds An old Franciscan told his beads; While to the synagogue there came A Jew to praise Jehovah's name. The one great God looked down and smiled And counted each His loving child; For Turk and Brahmin, monk and Jew Had reached Him through the gods they knew. HARRY ROMAINE–Ad Caelum. In Munsey's Mag. Jan. 1895.
Salaam Alaikum. (Peace be with you).
20 In vota miseros ultimus cogit timor.
Fear of death drives the wretched to prayer.
Nulla res carius constat quam quae precibus empta est.
Nothing costs so much as what is bought by prayers. SENECA–De Beneficiis. II. 1.