Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Prayer: For Healthy Appetites

Give me a good digestion, Lord
And also something to digest. 
Give me a healthy body, Lord, 
With a sense to keep it at its best. 
Give me a healthy mind, good Lord, 
To keep the pure and good in sight, 
Which, seeing sins, 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 happiness in life, 
And pass it on to other folk. 

- Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) 

Braybrooke, Marcus. 1000 World Prayers. John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Hampshire, UK. 2000. p. 140 

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