When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single
bit of talent left, and could say,
'I used everything you gave me'.
Let me be a little kinder,
Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me;
Let me praise a little more;
Let me be, when I am weary,
Just a little bit more cheery;
Let me serve a little better
Those that I am striving for.
Let me be a little braver
When temptation bids me waver;
Let me strive a little harder
To be all that I should be;
Let me be a little meeker
With the brother that is weaker;
Let me think more of my neighbor
And a little less of me.
God keep my heart attuned to laughter
When youth is done;
When all the days are gray days,
coming after the warmth, the sun.
God keep me then from bitterness,
from grieving,When life seems cold;
God keep me always loving and believing
As I grow old.
© Tina's Prayer Gate