Lord, bless my gentleness
My kindness and empathy
Keep it all safe as I go out into the world.
Help me to use it to heal
To dry tears, hold hands.
Help me to act on my impulses to aid people.
To just love them unconditionally.
Give me the wisdom to know what’s mine to do,
and what is not.
Show me all the times I’ve made a difference
So I can hold on to my goodness.
And show me when I could have held back,
so I could let others do what is theirs to do.
And for any mistakes I might have made
Help me to forgive myself.
And forgive others unkindness towards me.
In the end it all doesn’t matter really, does it?
What lives on is my heart and soul
the sweetness of my smile,
the tender curve of my arm around another.
May I be all I can be. Always. And forever.