Saturday, January 31, 2009

Prayer for the day

Keep me, O God, from pettiness.
Let me be large in thought, word and deed.
Let me be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.
May I put away all pretence and meet others face to face without self-pity and without prejudice.
May I never be hasty in judgment and always generous.
May I take time for all things.
Make me grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach me to put into action my better impulses and make me straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that I may realise that the little things in life are those that create differences; that in the big things we are all one.
And, O Lord God, let me not forget to be kind.
~Mary Stuart