"An Empathy Training Poem By Walt Whitman, With MP3 Reading" - Featured At Internet Daily Chapel For Week Of July 15, 2012

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Internet Daily Chapel For Week Of July 15, 2012 - Featuring "An Empathy
Training Poem By Walt Whitman, With MP3 Reading"
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By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org
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Worship Service, Featuring "An Empathy Training Poem By Walt Whitman, With
MP3 Reading"

Welcome
Welcome to the online worship service at Internet Church Of Christ. Here
is a good place to worship our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. You are
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Opening Song: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," Sung by Eva Cassidy
Empathy: In order to follow The Golden Rule ("Treat others as you would
like to be treated"), we need to understand and care how other people feel
in certain situations. The music video below is intended to help us
understand and share the feelings of another person.
Music video, music, and arrangement may all be copyrighted, used with
implied permission.

MUSIC VIDEO at => http://youtu.be/fMfBKwCBgGI
http://youtu.be/fMfBKwCBgGI
Sung By Eva Cassidy

What do you think Eva Cassidy was feeling as she sang "Somewhere Over The
Rainbow" above?

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Invocation - Inviting God To Be with Us
O Lord, we come together in Your name,
And as You promised, we know You are here.
AND SO WE WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS,
AND PRAY THAT YOU FIND PLEASURE HERE WITH US,
AS WE, YOUR LOVING CHILDREN WORSHIP YOU.

We now invite You to reveal Yourself,
And share with us Your presence, openly,

FOR YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT WE DESIRE,
AND EVERYTHING WE HAVE, WE GIVE TO YOU.

In Jesus' holy name we pray, Amen.

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The Lord's Prayer
with MP3 audio file

The Lord, Himself, taught us to pray like this . . .

Play Prayer Here =>
http://www.internetchurchofchrist.org/lordsprayer2.mp3
Reading by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain


The Lord's Prayer


Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Source: Book Of Common Prayer, based on
Matthew 6:9-13




You can hear the Lord's Prayer on an MP3 file by clicking on
internetchurchofchrist.org/binaries/lordsprayer2.mp3. This MP3 file, and
the text on which it is based, are in the Public Domain, free for all
people to use without restriction. As always, permission is granted to
link to any of our files.

Bible Readings - Updated Automatically Each Day
New American Bible (with notes and links) -
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Daily Light On The Daily Path -
http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/devotions/daily.light/
National Presbyterian Church (USA) -
http://www.natpresch.org/one_daily_reading.php

Declaration Of Faith
The Apostles' Creed
This historic affirmation of faith comes to us from the early centuries of
the Christian church.
HTML page =>
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FEATURED SEGMENT: "An Empathy Training Poem By Walt Whitman, With MP3
Reading"


Empathy: In order to follow The Golden Rule ("Treat others as you would
like to be treated"), we need to understand and care how other people feel
in certain situations. The poem below is intended to help us understand
and share the feelings of other people in a moment of dreaded bad news.
Please try to understand and share the feelings of the characters --
particularly the mother -- in this classic poem.
It will help you to understand the poem if you listen to the MP3 reading
while you read the words silently.

"Come Up From The Fields, Father,"
An Empathy Training Poem By Walt Whitman
A Civil War mother learns of the death of her only son.



A Service Of LoveAllPeople.org - Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director

Reading by Rev. Bill McGinnis

Download Our Free, Legal, Public Domain "Speaking-Voice" MP3 file of this
poem located at
http://www.loveallpeople.org/comeupfromthefieldsfather2.mp3
Come up from the Fields, Father


Come up from the Fields, Father
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), Leaves of Grass, 1900.

1
COME up from the fields, father, here's
a letter from our Pete;
And come to the front door, mother, here's
a letter from thy dear son.

2
Lo, 'tis autumn;
Lo, where the trees, deeper green,
yellower and redder,
Cool and sweeten Ohio's villages, with
leaves fluttering in the moderate wind;
Where apples ripe in the orchards hang,
and grapes on the trellis'd vines;
(Smell you the smell of the grapes on
the vines?
Smell you the buckwheat, where the bees
were lately buzzing?)

Above all, lo, the sky, so calm, so transparent
after the rain, and with wondrous clouds;
Below, too, all calm, all vital and beautiful,
and the farm prospers well.

3
Down in the fields all prospers well;
But now from the fields come, father, come
at the daughter's call;
And come to the entry, mother, to the front door
come, right away.

Fast as she can she hurries, something ominous,
her steps trembling;
She does not tarry to smoothe her hair, nor
adjust her cap.

Open the envelope quickly;
O this is not our son's writing, yet his name
is sign'd;
O a strange hand writes for our dear son. O stricken
mother's soul!
All swims before her eyes,flashes with black,
she catches the main words only;
Sentences broken, "gun-shot wound in the breast,
cavalry skirmish, taken to hospital,
At present low, but will soon be better."

4
Ah, now, the single figure to me,
Amid all teeming and wealthy Ohio, with all its
cities and farms,
Sickly white in the face, and dull in the head,
very faint,
By the jamb of a door leans.

"Grieve not so, dear mother," (the just-grown
daughter speaks through her sobs;
The little sisters huddle around, speechless
and dismay'd;)
"See, dearest mother, the letter says Pete will
soon be better."

5
Alas, poor boy, he will never be better, (nor
may-be needs to be better, that brave and simple soul;)
While they stand at home at the door, he is dead already;
The only son is dead.

But the mother needs to be better;
She, with thin form, presently drest in black;
By day her meals untouch'd, then at night fitfully
sleeping, often waking,
In the midnight waking, weeping, longing with one
deep longing,
O that she might withdraw unnoticed, silent from life,
escape and withdraw,
To follow, to seek, to be with her dear dead son.

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Provided by Rev. Bill McGinnis
Public Domain

Download Our Free, Legal, Public Domain "Speaking-Voice" MP3 file of this
poem located at
http://www.loveallpeople.org/comeupfromthefieldsfather2.mp3
The latest updated version of our new Empathy Training website should
always be located at =>
http://empathytraining.org and/or
http://loveallpeople.org/empathytraininginstitute.html

Prayer For You
Prayer 4 You: To Receive The Gift Of Empathy.
Empathy is "the ability to imagine oneself in another.s place and
understand the other.s feelings, desires, ideas, and actions."

Lord Jesus, now I raise my prayer to You,
That readers of these words may soon receive,
Your wondrous holy gift of Empathy.

And with this gift, I pray they will begin
To see and know and feel the inner thoughts
Of those whom You will send upon their way.

And then I pray that those who have this gift
Will use it well to help those whom You send.
In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.

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Extra Song - "Do You Know Jesus?"
(By Rev. Bill McGinnis)
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Rededicate Your Life To Jesus Christ - With MP3 Audio Prayer
O Lord, I had You with me, and I strayed.
I turned my back on You and went away.
But now I see the error of my ways,
And now I want to turn again to you.

* * *

I pray that You will come into my life,
As Lord and Saviour, ruling over me.
I know that You are truly Son of God,
I know that You have risen from the dead,
I know that only You can save my soul.
I need Your guidance, and I need Your love;
I want to follow everywhere You lead.
I truly do repent of all my sins;
I feel remorse for evil I have done;
I know that only You can make me clean.
I turn my back on sin and look to You.
I am forgiving all who did me harm,
As You are now forgiving all my sins.
And now as I commit myself to You,
I pray that You commit Yourself to me.
I pray that You will take me as I am,
And draw me, step-by-step, into Your arms.
In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.





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Holy Communion
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If you are alone, you will needed to be both "Leader" and "Assembly," as
described in the ceremony.

How To Find A Real, Live Church
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for most Christians to actually belong to a real, live church, with real,
live people. Then, you can have your real church PLUS your online church,
so you gain the benefits of both. You can find a church for yourself by
clicking HERE! - http://patriot.net/~bmcgin/findachurch.html
Invitation To Accept Jesus Christ As Your Personal Lord And Saviour
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Closing Song
"Holy, Holy, Holy!"
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Benediction

I pray the Lord that He will lead your path
Away from the temptations all around.
I pray that when temptation lingers near,
The Lord will lead you not into its reach.
But if temptation grabs you as you pass,
I pray the Lord that you will struggle free.
In Jesus' holy name I pray, Amen.



Blessings to you in Jesus Christ our Lord.
This chapel service is now complete.

Rev. Bill McGinnis

Pastor - http://InternetChurchOfChrist.org
Director - http://LoveAllPeople.org

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