Lord help me to be content with being me
Help me to walk my paths and not the paths of another
Help me stick to your plans for my life
Even when I don’t know them in detail or in full
Help me Lord to stand true and not falter
Give me grace to stand with you though I stand alone
Give me grace to keep my head
Even when others are losing theirs.
Teach me the peculiarity of me
And the work that went into my crafting.
Teach me that I am like no other
And so should not desire to be like any other.
As we walk together Lord
Teach me to desire to rise as I fall
The grace to live fully for you and for no other
And be a good compass to those who seek you.
My Lord, give me the grace to forgive easily
To not mistake forgiveness with cowardice or stupidity
Give me grace to speak when I must
And to listen when I should
Teach me Lord that wining an argument does not make me right
Neither does losing one make me wrong
Teach me to be silent in the face of insult and injury; for you did as much
Teach me that speaking to correct a wrong must be borne out of love and not anger
If my talking will cause more harm than good
Then Lord let me not speak
If my defense will prolong a fight
Then let me lose the fight.
Lord I am but a man
Striving to know what is right and do what is right
I have failed and I will fail
But I know your grace will always be sufficient for me.