Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Prayer for Today
1 Today saw the birth of George Cadbury in 1839, renowned for starting to produce the Cadbury’s chocolate that we now know.
2 He moved the factory from Birmingham itself to a new site outside the city, which he called ‘Bournville’. He is well-remembered for building there a 250-acre village of good, spacious houses for all his workers. Each house had a garden, and the village had wide open spaces - remarkable conditions for workers of the 1800s. George Cadbury sold the houses to the workers at cost price on very reasonable loans.
3 The money spent on such excellent facilities reflected the value that George Cadbury placed in each of his workers and their families. He was a committed Christian, and a member of the ‘Society of Friends’, more generally known as ‘Quakers’.
4 Let us pray:
may others respect and value me
as much as I do them.
Above cf. http://www.prayingeachday.org/Sept19.pdf
Posted by Carter W. Jeffery at 2:40 PM