Thursday, August 22, 2013

These Things I Pray

Lord, please keep far from me all pettiness and greed.
Cause me to be large in giving, gentle in word and deed.
Rid from me all self-serving acts and pious fault-finding
Help me to remove all pretense, let my words be minding
Of my neighbours needs, that I can greet him face to face,
Never hasty in judgment, mindful of Your saving grace.
Holy Spirit teach me how to be calm, serene and gentle.
Never let me become lax, just willing to sit and settle.
For I was saved to serve; keep Your word in my mind.

And, Oh Lord, help me to remember always to be kind!