Thursday, June 05, 2008

Mary's Prayer (Not the Mary or the Prayer you are expecting!)

From Beliefnet today...

Keep Us From Pettiness

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

- Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots

1 comment:

Ellen Empson said...

Liberal Pastor,

I stumbled across your blog today and I doubt that I really "stumbled"...things always happen for a reason....thanks for your inspirational prayer today, I need to say it every day. I need to find hope in today's society and culture and you are a jewel of a find. Thank you and God Belss you!