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,
Amen.

Maude Battersby

2 comments:

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. :-)