Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mary Stewart's Prayer

I attended a women's dinner at the local Knights of Columbus building.  The ladies started with the meal with this lovely prayer:

Mary Stewart's Prayer

Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Les us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off of self-seeking.
May we put away all pretence and meet each other fact to face,
without self pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment, and always be generous.
Let us always take time for all things, and make us grow calm,
serene and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, 
to be straight-forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things of life
that create differences, that in the big things of life, we are one.
And, O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.


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