Keep us, O God, from pettiness;
let us be large in thought in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault finding,
and leave off self seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each
other face to face without self pity and
May we never be hasty in judgment and
Let us take time for all things;
make us grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better
impulses, straight-forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things
that create differences; that in the big things
of life we are at one.
And may we strive to touch and to know the
great common human heart of us all and,
O Lord God, let us forget not to be kind!