Little Things

Lord, make me strong enough to bear

My little round of anxious care.

The day returns. For this I pray;

Sufficient wisdom for the day.

Although I may not walk with Kings,

Let me be big in little things

 

Grace me with modesty and teach

Me kindness of thought and speech;

Let me not hasty be to chide

The children walking at my side,

And spoil with imperfections slight

The record which the day shall write.

 

Lord, make me big enough I pray

To triumph in a lesser way.

When petty disappointments rise,

Let me be patient, gentle, wise.

Missing the joy which greatness brings

Let me not fail in little things.

 

Lord, I would work and neighbor here,

Too big to hate, too wise to sneer.

I would be helpful, cheerful, kind,

Gentle of speech and broad of mind.

And though not far my circle swings,

Let me be great in little things.

 

By Edgar A Guest

 

About Julie Armendariz

Hi, I am a Artist, Photographer, Christian, wife & mom. I love hiking, nature, poetry & spending time with my family. This Blog is a place for me to share my Art, Photography, writing and faith.
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