Friday, February 25, 2011

An Evening Prayer

If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own willful way,
Dear Lord, forgive!
If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I myself shall suffer through the strain,
Dear Lord, forgive!
If I have been perverse or hard, or cold,
If I have longed for shelter in Thy fold,
When Thou hast given me some fort to hold,
Dear Lord, forgive!
Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee;
Forgive the secret sins I do not see;
O guide me, love me and my keeper be,
Dear Lord,

Maude Battersby


Gaye said...

Ah Singing Owl, these words give frame to my prayer this morning. Thank you

SingingOwl said...

Well, I suppose there is no reason an "evening prayer" can't work in the morning too. You're welcome. :-)