Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Prayer: Strength to Persevere

Give us grace and strength
to forbear and persevere. 
Give us courage and gaiety
and the quiet mind. 
Spare us to our friends, 
Soften us to our enemies.
Bless us if it may be 
in all our endeavours, 
if it may not, give us strength
to encounter that which is to come, 
that we may be brave in peril, 
constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath. 
And in all changes of fortune
And down to the gates of death
Loyal and loving 
to one another. 

- Robert Louis Stevenson

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