A Prayer for Gentleness
Lord, You want me to learn from you Gentleness of heart.By Fr. Adrian van Kaam
No matter how I fail you, your gentleness never fails me.
You are slow to anger; Your kindness is without limit.
You tell me not to be distressed, to make your gentleness my own
So that my soul may find rest.
Give me the wisdom to make time in my day
For a gentle nursing of my soul.
Free me from arrogance, from goals too sublime for me.
Still and quiet my soul as a mother quiets the little ones on her lap.
Free me from the need for achievement.
Make my life less forceful, more gentle, centered in you alone.
Let the splendor of your presence light up my everydayness.
Make me a smooth channel for the outflow of your Divine Will in this world.
Lord, let me learn from Your gentleness of heart.