DUTY

Written by: Claire Bogdanos

Help me, Lord, to understand life’s complexity
Teach me, world, to use my mind with dexterity,
Lead me, faith, to courage tempered with tolerance,
Heal me, time, with slow patience born of forbearance,
Guide me, truth, to wisdom laced with curiosity,
Show me, wonder, how to feel with deep intensity,
Guard me, love, from anger displayed with impudence,
Force me, heart, to exhibit love shared with prudence.