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The National Junior Daughters Handbook and Policies 2011 Edition
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The Junior Daughters Hymn
The Hymn of the Junior Daughters is “O Jesus I Have Promised”, #655 in the 1982 Hymnal. Yet we sing it to the tune of Hymn #525 “The Church’s One Foundation”. It is strongly encouraged that the hymn be sung at any church service, retreat or assembly involving Junior Daughters.
Reverend John E. Bode was a priest in England in the late 1800s. He wrote the words to the hymn “O Jesus I have Promised” for his daughter and two sons for their confirmation. At that time Bode told his children, "I have written a hymn containing all the important truths I want you to remember."
The hymn originally began “O Jesus we have promised” and included a reference to Luke 9:57, “I will follow you wherever you go”. The word “promised” in stanza one refers to the vows taken at confirmation and is a profession of faith. The hymn is a prayer for Jesus’ presence on our Christian journey as we face temptation, and assures us of the promise that He will be with us always.
“O Jesus I Have Promised”
O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend; I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side, Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.
O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still; Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will. O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control; O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.
O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee, that where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be. And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.
From December 9-11th, 43 Junior Daughters met at Camp Allen for the Annual Diocese of Texas Junior Retreat. The theme of the retreat was "Following HIS Star". To read more about this fantastic assembly click here.
The Province IV DOK and JDOK once again met at Kanuga this June. There were 62 Junior Daughters present, which was a record high for Province IV, mostly from Florida. The theme for the retreat was "Holy Kaleidoscope! You are a beautiful part of God's plan: Be Who You Are, Do What You Can!" The Rev. Dr. Kathy Price was a superb retreat leader. We watched the movie "The Ultimate Gift". We decorated prayer journals and included numerous prayers and inspirational quotes or Biblical passages. In the spirit of the patriotic theme for the Saturday night social, we lined up and held up red, white and blue paper forming a semblance of a flag and red several thoughts on the flag, before we dove into the ice cream. We left with our journals, kaleidoscopes and sea polished glass to remind us of our part in God's kaleidoscope.
Province IV Junior Directress
To read mediations from 3 Juniors on their Kanuaga trip, click here
This past summer, Julia, a Junior Daughter at Large from Forest, VA, went on a mission trip to Belize. Led by the rector of St .John’s Lynchburg, VA, Fr. Bill Watson and his wife Sallie, 8 young people from their Senior EYC and two adult sponsors went to San Mateo, Belize.
“From July 30th to August 6th I stayed in Belize, first in Belize City, then on a little island that is called San Mateo. San Mateo is one of the poorest areas in the world. While I was in Belize I saw many sites I had never expected to see. Six year olds taking care of one year olds, woman breastfeeding openly on a boat right across from us, even sting rays swimming by us in the ocean. While in Belize myself and everyone else on the trip spent their mornings with the kids, afternoon painting the school and the evening swimming and walking around the area. In the morning we ran a Vacation Bible School for children, we had 14-month year olds to 15 year olds. In the afternoon every day we would paint a different part of the school. Some days we would paint the floor and other days we would paint walls, doors or window panes. And every day we would trudge home exhausted and ready to swim in the ocean that was conveniently right across where we were staying. The first day we were in San Mateo the runner of the school gave us a tour of the area. She talked about the roads and how there is two styles of how the road was made. One style is by the community where they placed the rocks by hand with clean sand and the other style is where the government filled the road with trash and then dumped dirty sand on top. The island was really like a swamp. To build you have to buy sand to fill your lot, some lots aren't even filled they were just built on. Because of the sand, which is mostly limestone, it does not soak up water but holds it so with all the rain they get down there the roads always seem to be wet. From my trip I have learned to not take many things for granted. Paved roads definitely being one of them."
Julia, Junior Daughter at Large, 15 years old
Trinity Junior Chapter, Marshall, TX
Hello everyone and greetings from the very warm state of Texas!
The Trinity Junior Daughters of the King have had a very busy year so far. Our chapter has grown to 37 girls and we have amazing things going on! Our girls have been busy praying, doing acts of service and most of all have been given fantastic evangelizing opportunities.
Last spring we focused on prayer by collecting prayers from families, schools and church members. Father John, our priest, had a very special service for the prayers and we sent them off to heaven. We became prayer partners with a Daughters of the King chapter in Malawi, Africa and celebrated the end of our year with a huge pool party.
Over the summer the Trinity Juniors went to see a performance of the Sound of Music together. This was an extra-special event because we got to support two of our own sisters who were performing in the show. We also participated in a city wide prayer vigil for injured and ill children in Marshall and the surrounding counties.
God has given us so many amazing opportunities recently to share the blessing of the Trinity Junior Daughters with our community
To advertise the new year and to provide information about our first meeting, Father John and I went on live on KMHT, our local radio show, and did a 1/2 hour segment about the history of the Daughters of the King! What a blessing it was to share this remarkable history and to invite all the young girls in our town to our first meeting.
This past week the Trinity Juniors were photographed and appeared on the cover of the local newspaper, the Marshall News Messenger. The article featured our chapter and was illustrated by a gorgeous picture of all the Trinity Juniors. Yet another fantastic opportunity to get the word out about the Daughters of the King and our vibrant, growing Juniors chapter.
God has blessed the Trinity Juniors so much this year. It was so heartwarming this past Sunday to have our parish hall filled with young girls excited about this wonderful ministry.
In the near future, we hope to take all our Juniors to Camp Allen, participate in some creative Holy crafts, continue the fantastic fellowship of our twice monthly meetings and pray and listen closely for whatever else the Lord has planned for us in the coming year.
The Junior Directresses of the Trinity Junior Chapter, Marshall, TX
God of Love, God of Life, God of Holy Strength, guide us, that by our daily practice of prayer and service we may draw others to Christ. Help us to reach up in hope, receive in spirit, respond in faith and reach out in love for all. We pray that your Kingdom will come for all creation, all people living together in love and peace. For His Sake. Amen.
All children who suffer from hunger and homelessness, illness and injury, abuse and abandonment; the men and women of our Armed Forces; all Junior Daughters and Directresses all over the world.
A Prayer for Children
by The Mary Stewart Chapter of the Junior Daughters of the King ® (2008) St. Philips Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL
Thank you for the children. Fill them with your strength, love and guidance. Let your strong hand keep them from the path of the wicked and lead them in the path of goodness. Keep them from falling into darkness and those that are lost, may they find your light of righteousness. Teach them to desire your will and to accept things they cannot change. Nurture the children who are hurting or in need. Help them to know when no else is there, you are always listening and forever love them. Set their hearts on fire for you Almighty God. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
Who are the Junior Daughters?
We are Junior members of the Order of the Daughters of the King®.
What is a Junior Chapter?
A Junior Chapter is a group of three or more young women and girls who make a promise to pray daily and serve our Lord Jesus Christ. We are under the guidance and support of a Senior Chapter. A Senior Daughter serves as the Directress and is our leader.
Who can join the Junior Daughters of the King®?
Junior Daughters are girls and young women from 7 to 21 years of age. Membership is extended to all baptized girls.
Why become a Junior Daughter?
Our chapter gives us a special opportunity to grow in love and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, while serving our church and community. We experience the joy of belonging to Christian fellowship with friends and mentors. We study the Bible, discuss our faith, support each other, and pray for the needs of our community and our world.
Do Juniors wear the Cross of the Order?
We wear a silver cross with the initials FHS — For His Sake — as a symbol of our promise. For Christ’s sake we pray, we serve, and we reach out in love to all.
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