Judith and I have recently returned from a holiday visiting National Trust properties in Devon and Cornwall. One of the places was Antony where Alice in Wonderland was filmed. Inside the house we found this prayer which has been used by the family over generations and which I would like to share with you as it is still relevant today.
Give me a good digestion, Lord
and also something to digest
Give me a healthy body, Lord
with sense to keep it at its best
Give me a healthy mind, O Lord
to keep the good and pure in sight
which seeing wrong is not appalled
but finds a way to set it right.
Give me a mind that is not bored
that does not whimper, whine or sigh.
Don't let me worry overmuch
about that fussy thing called “I”.
Give me a sense of humour, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
to get some happiness from life
and pass it on to other folk.