Keep us, O God, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, in
Let us be done with fault-finding and
leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet
each other face-to-face,
Without self pity and without
May we never be hasty in judgment,
Let us take time for all things, and
make us grow calm, serene, and Gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better
impulses, to be straight-forward and
Grant that we may realize that it is
the little things of life that create
That in the big things of life we are
And, Lord, God, let us not forget to be