More Alfred Deakin Prayers
“Oh God, grant me that judgement and foresight which will enable me to serve my country. Guide me and strengthen me so that I may follow and persuade others to follow, the path which shall lead to the elevation of national life and thought, and the permanence of well-earned prosperity. Give me light and truth and influence for the highest and the highest only.” Alfred Deakin, August 1888
Vera Deakin (Lady White) Deakin's daughter said in an ABC radio interview in 1960:
"He had tremendously deep religious views, I'm sure of that. He read to us on Sundays from the Bible, from great preachers, and he was deeply, always deeply conscious of being, as he put it, 'a tool for providence to work through'. Any powers he had he felt he owed to the divine one and it was not his doing."
Vera Deakin (Lady White) Australian Red Cross
WW1 and Vic Chairman ARC in WW2
Deakin glimpses Heaven
"Was I waking or dreaming when just at the seaside at the close of the year, and in the early dawn, it seemed as if I had died. Or my spirit had been free and soared up somewhere in the illimitable, where there was a sense, without sight, of myriads of spiritual beings, bright and free, lofty and rejoicing, and beyond them an intense, white radiance, spreading down billions of leaves from the Lord and soul of all, beheld only as a heaven of unquenchable living light, into which, or before which, I floated like a dark atom of earthy substance into the infinite blaze of divine glory." Alfred Deakin 1894
Bible - John 8:22
"Jesus spoke to them, saying,
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Daniel 7:10 says:
"A river of fire was flowing and coming out from before Him; Thousands upon thousands were attending Him, And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him; The court sat,
And the books were opened."
"Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands..."
"On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations"
"And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and
their leaves for healing.”