Supplies : five candles NARRATOR: A friend is the jewel that shines brightest in the darkness.
SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP: (lights candle) Give me my eyes the will to see, My friend for what she is to me. It's not her creed or shade of skin That makes her heart to mine akin.
NARRATOR: We are all strangers to each other until one of us puts out her hand and makes a friend. SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP: If, for others, we must care, Our hearts should be open and ready to share. No other person will we shun Because we’re sisters to everyone.
NARRATOR: A true friend has qualities that she readily shares with another person to allow the friendship to grow.
SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP: Come forth understanding and obtain your light and let it shine to the outermost parts of the earth.
UNDERSTANDING: (lights candle) To be accepted, to be understood To make some contribution of real worth To feel a mutual bond of sisterhood With girls of every race upon the earth. SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP: Come forth love and obtain your light and let it shine in the hearts of all girls.
LOVE: (lights candle) Help us see beyond mere race or creed, Beyond false pride which tears our world apart, That girls, as individuals have need Deep rooted, basic in every human heart.
SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP: Come forth tolerance and obtain your light and let it shine through the actions of everyone.
TOLERANCE: (lights candle) Clothe us with humility That we may truly come to understand The worth of human personality Transcends the bounds of color, creed or land.
(con’t) SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP: Come forth truth and obtain your light and never let it be extinguished.
TRUTH: (lights candle) In compassion, make us whole, Teach us to walk in peace as sisters should - That truth and wisdom shall expand the soul Toward a universal sisterhood.
NARRATOR: Let there be peace in all the earth And in our lives, we say. Let us express harmony And love from day to day.
Not by our might, not by our power But by inner faith --good--- Shall nations ‘round the world be saved And know true sisterhood.