On a wall near the cathedral of Chester, England, hangs this very practical prayer:
Give me a good digestion, Lord,
And something to digest.
Give me a healthy body, Lord,
With sense to keep it at its best.
Give me a healthy mind, Good Lord,
To keep the good and pure in sight,
Which, seeing sin, is not appalled,
But finds a way to set it right.
Give me a mind that is not bored,
That does not whimper, whine, or sigh;
Don’t let me worry overmuch,
About the fussy thing called “I”.
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some pleasure out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.
— Keep Smiling
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- Is unceasing prayer possible? (lifeandbuilding.wordpress.com)