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The Power of Prayer

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Lilian Louise McGuckien, Dorothy Rose Evelyn McGuckien (mother), Alice Harriet Roffe (maternal grandmother)
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Haslemere, Surry
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24 November 2005

On the day our Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, asked the nation to join in prayer, I remember attending St. Bartholemew's Church in Haslemere. The church was full, and as the hushed congregation listened to a choir boy sing a solo piece, I looked at the font where I was baptised on Nov. 17th 1935, and then up to the Burne-Jones window with Sir Galahad kneeling in the little chapel where the vision of the Holy Grail came to him, and in the glass read the words, "I Galahad saw the Grail, the Holy Grail descend upon the shrine, And in the strength of this I rode, shattering all evil customs everywhere". I sat between my mother and maternal grandmother and felt secure in the warmth of their bodies.

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