An Ancient Prayer

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Thomas H. B. Webb

Give me a good digestion, Lord,
and also something to digest;
Give me a healthy body, Lord,
and sense to keep it at its best.

Give me a healthy mind, good Lord,
to keep the good and pure in sight;
Which, seeing sin, is not appalled,
but finds a way to set it right.

Give me a mind that is not bound,
that does not wimper, whine or sigh.
Don't let me worry overmuch
about the fussy thing called "I".

Give me a sense of humor, Lord;
give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some happiness from life
and pass it on to other folk.