Send a free day of prayer ecard to a friend or family member. In 1948, two years after the end of world war ii, country musician t. Includes a slideshow of beautifully lettered prayers for peace. Send free day of prayer ecards to your friends and family quickly and easily on. There may be images to color in, words to add, doodling to complete as time is spent finishing a card. Commanded the boys in church and after the chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. French versions of the tale were printed in 1778 and 1809. He then ends his story by saying, my pack of cards serves me as a bible, an almanac, and a prayer book. Prayer cards have an endless amount of use and make wonderful gifts and keepsakes. The earliest printed source i have is that of the rev. He fanned the cards before him and started to mumble to himself.
In the christian tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, devotional pictures massproduced for the use of the faithful. The soldier explains, hes praying with a deck of cards because the bible isnt. Tricks that can be won in a deck is representing the months of the year. A sergeant commanded the boys to kneel and after the chaplain had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. The soldiers deck of cards aka the soldiers almanack. Throughout the years the story about the soldier, his playing cards, and his explanation of their meanings to a superior hes been brought before has gone by many names. Those of the boys who had a prayer books took them out, but, this one boyhad only a deck of cards, and so he spread them out. She works on the were a design team for missionaries that will create the best missionary prayer cards, displays, and newsletters youve ever had these large prayer cards were made especially for kate mcvey. Moreover, a broadsheet titled the soldiers prayerbook which recounts the same story as the 1948 song deck of cards appears in an 1865. The provost marshal demands an explanation and the soldier says that he had been on a long march, without a bible or a prayer book. Those of the boys who had a prayer book took them out, but this one boy only had a deck of cards, and so he spread them out.
Texas tyler and was recorded by among others tex ritter in 1948, wink martindale in 1959, and bill anderson in 1991. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about prayer cards. The popular song deck of cards was written in 1948 by t. Shop personalized prayer card prayer cards created by mkcreative. The chords provided are my interpretation and their accuracy is not guaranteed. In the song, the young soldier explains how he uses his deck of cards as his bible, almanac and prayer book. Prayer card guides provide biblically based areas of prayer for specific needs or groups of people. This pack of cards serves as my bible, my prayer book and my calendar. The deck of cards is a recitation song that was popularized in both the country and popular music fields, first during the late 1940s. These prayer cards are awesome they can be used as book marks or in your war binder faith journal i will definitely be getting more, and this 29 sampler pack has 1 of each which is great, i will definitely order these to be handing out a pack at a time. Strengthen your personal prayer time, encourage the church to pray, help those who are new in faith develop their prayer life, and revitalize ministries with large prayer cards. I thought the lyrics were fascinating and tex ritter did an outstanding job with his voice and musical ability. For detailed instructions, download the index card prayer system below. Finally, this deck of cards is my bible, my almanac, and prayer book.
James this story was transcribed from jesses handwritten pocket diary. The song itself was based on a tract that was found sandwiched between the sheets of an old 1811 bible. Deck of cards lyrics international lyrics playground. A deck of cards isnt just a box filled with 52 pieces of cardboard. Some players of the deck of cards will question bringing christian thought into their realm. Unfailing novena to our lady untier undoer of knots, a wonderful nineday prayer to our lady. Nov 22, 2012 with that, he took out his old timeworn deck of cards, fanned them out before him, and then he began. The deck of cards is a recitation song that was popularized in the fields of both country and popular music, first during the late 1940s. The popular song deck of cards sometimes known as a soldiers prayer book was written in 1948 by t. Personal prayers from colossians 50pack prayer cards cards.
I found what i was looking for, had an added bonus of a discount on my order, it is an easy website to use with fast delivery. Those of the boys who had a prayer book took it out but. They are a great way to teach our children and adults to pray. These prayer cards are awesome they can be used as book marks or in your war binder faith journal i will definitely be getting more, and this 29 sampler pack. Deck of cards performed live on the ed sullivan show 10. The chaplain noticed one soldier looking at a deck of cards. The sargent saw the cards and said, soldier, put away those cards. The number of dots on a deck of cards is 365 the number of days in a year. After the services were over, the soldier was taken prisoner. Day of prayer ecards free email greeting cards online. Prayer cards are an adapted version of visual prayer that have beginning or starting points. Holy cards bear a religious image with a favorite verse or prayer and are used to commemorate special moments. Friends, this is tex ritter with a strange story about a soldier boy and a deck of cards during a north african campaign a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike. A well known regiment in no mans land in 1917 visited church.
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The spokenword hit single, which was his biggest hit, tells the story of a world war ii soldier who explains how a deck of playing cards serves him as a bible, an almanac and a prayer book. A simple deck of cards becomes a bible, a prayer book and almanac. The text does not say whether the provost marshal spared the soldier any penalty, but it is possible to infer from the text that he did. They can even represent something much bigger than the contents of a small box. The reverse typically contains a prayer, some of which promise an indulgence for its recitation. Those of the boys that had prayer books took them out. The sergeant in charge of the boys saw the cards, and after the service the soldier was taken prisoner and. From birthday, thank you, or funny cards, discover endless possibilities for the perfect card. Red sovine vietnam deck of cards lyrics genius lyrics. There was a soldier with them who they thought took a prayer book out of his pocket, but it was a deck of cards. There are twelve picture cards, the number of months in a year.
Most importantly, my deck of cards reminds me that i. The popular song deck of cards sometimes known as a soldiers prayer book was written. With a smile of approval, he hands me my deck of cards. The sergant saw the cards and said soldier put away those cards after the services were over the soldier was taken prisoner. The next day being sunday, the chaplain had set up a church service. We are pleased to offer a selection of items that can help you s trengthen and share your devotion to the sacred heart of jesus for each item, we have provided a suggested offering to support the ministries of the priests of the sacred heart. The next morning being sunday, several of the boys went to church. A deck of cards this is a story about a soldier in the north africa campaign in world war ii. A beautiful collection of inspiring christian prayers for wisdom and comfort.
Get inspired with this collection of peace prayers from faiths around the world. It was covered by jody wayne, bill anderson, hank rogers, kenny arnott and his men and other artists. The custom of distributing catholic prayer cards, also called holy cards, or sometimes mass cards, is a centuries old tradition of the catholic church. This personalized prayer card is a great way to celebrate your loved one. My deck of cards serves as my bible, my prayer book and my almanac. Texas tyler and was recorded by, among others, tex ritter in 1948. It goes on to tell the story of a soldier who gets chewed out by his sergeant for not being with his platoon. His fellow worshipers, amazed at the soldier for displaying a deck of cards, the devils tickets, in the house of the lord, nudged him and whispered, put those away, you cant do that here.
The cards may be reminders for a personal prayer journal or given to bless a recipient. This song, which describes a soldier who used a deck of cards as his prayer book. The folk story was later recorded in a 19thcentury british publication entitled the soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book. Texas tyler wrote a recitation song called the deck of.
I hope you find this system as easy to use as i have and that it draws you closer to the lord, as it has for me. These playing cards can become your friends in a card game, your accomplices in a magic trick, and your companions in a deck collection. Share an animated ecard with choices including funny, inspirational or cute words and pictures. When i count the number of spots in a deck of cards, i find 365, the number of days in a year. Those who had prayer books took them out, but this one soldier had only a deck of cards. Deck of cards lyrics and chords these country classic song lyrics are the property of the respective artist, authors and labels, they are intended solely for educational purposes and private study only.
Soldiers prayer bible story that has been put into song. We serve to advance the calling of the navigators by publishing life changing discipleship resources, bible studies, and books that are biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and highly practical. Create your own unique greeting on a prayer requests card from zazzle. A young soldier was in his bunkhouse all alone one sunday morning over in afghanistan. Catholic prayer cards from cenacle catholic books and gifts. The soldiers deck of cards aka the soldiers almanack, bible and prayer book. Those of the boys who had a prayer book took them out, but this one boy had only a deck of cards, and so he spread them out. To service funeral directors, boston prayer card company maintains a wonderful, highly trained and competent staff, including a very talented graphic designer, and we are extremely proud of the designation the wizards given to us by several funeral directors. This song, which relates the tale of a young american soldier arrested and charged with playing cards during a church service, first became a hit in the u.
A sergeant commanded the boys in church and after the chaplain had read the prayer. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. When we began the section on prayer cards, i wanted something colorful to have in my hands during the day a visual reminder of the prayers on my heart and something that i could carry along with me. The deck of cards project gutenberg selfpublishing. Most importantly, my deck of cards reminds me that i need jesus. Moreover, a broadsheet titled the soldiers prayer book which recounts the same story as the 1948 song deck of cards appears in an 1865 book about the history of playing cards. It was during the vietnam time of conflict, a bunch of soldiers have been on a long hike they arrived in a town called saigon and the next day being sunday, several. Navpress exists as the publishing arm of the navigators, whose motto is to know christ and to make him known.
It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and land mines for some reason hadnt made a noise. Your honour, now that i have seen the light and turned away from all things blue, this deck of cards has become my prayer book and bible. The sergeant saw the cards and said, soldier, put away those cards. What is the story connecting a deck of cards with the bible. During the north african campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike and they arrived in a little town called casino. One boy had only a deck of cards, and he spread them out. The soldier having no prayer book took out a timeworn deck of playing cards. Just email it to us along with card selection, name, dates and quantity ordered.
The card functions like a prayer snapshot of a persons life, so i use short phrases to describe what i want. So you see, sir, my deck of cards serves me as a bible, an almanac and a prayer book. They usually depict a religious scene or a saint in an image about the size of a playing card. Soldiers deck of cards military bible playing cards. And so, the young soldier then said to the major, you see, sir, my intentions were honorable. Prayer cards, holy cards, mass cards the catholic company. A sergeant commanded the boys in church and after the chaplin had read the prayer, the text was taken up next. There are 4 different suits in a deck and that is the number of seasons in a year. There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month. All you need is a set of index cards, index dividers, and a box to put it all in. Tex ritter the deck of cards friends, this is tex ritter with a. There are thirteen tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.
A beautiful collection of inspiring christian prayers for wisdom and comfort duncan baird publishers on. Those of the boys that had a prayer book took them out. The versions vary slightly, but they both tell the story of a soldier who uses a deck of playing cards in prayer because he has no bible or prayer book. During the north african campaign a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike they arrived in a little town called casino the next morning being sunday, several of the. Printed on both the front and back sides, they give numerous precise topics of prayer supported with scripture. The oldest known surviving catholic prayer card is st. Deck of cards soldiers prayer book discover southside. Jesus prayer cards, jesus holy card the catholic company. His fellow worshipers, amazed at the soldier for displaying a deck of cards in the house of the lord, nudged him and. After the service was over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the provost marshal. This is a tale about a soldier using a deck of ordinary playing cards as an. To some, a deck of cards can represent a prayer book and a. The popular song deck of cards, sometimes known as a soldiers prayer book was written in 1948 by t. After the chaplain read the prayer, the text was taken up next.
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Deck of cards lyrics tex ritter country song lyrics. Jul 09, 20 the ladies in our small group have been reading a book together, a praying life by paul miller. The system also works great for schoolage children. A sargent commanded the boys in church, and after the chaplain had read the prayer the text was taken up nextthose of the boys who had a prayer book took them out, but this one boy only had a deck of cards, and so he spread them out. Texas tyler though tyler wrote the spokenword piece, the earliest known reference. This religious tale of a young american soldier arrested and charged with playing cards during a church service first became a hit in the u. After the chaplain read the prayer, the text was taken out. Classical designs from the studios of cromo nb milan italy. These large prayer cards were made especially for kate mcvey. One of the fastest growing marian devotions in the world. May 26, 2011 soldier uses deck of cards to help him pray.1456 987 1402 1588 636 1037 715 284 941 541 157 1020 628 866 139 926 375 1090 1161 192 795 843 207 1354 1299 1069 542 1030 1516 1060 220 107 553 105 1241 320 173 1452 1146 583