Dear Lord, please give me…

A few friends who understand me

and yet remain my friends.

A work that has real value,

without which the world

would feel the poorer…

A mind unafraid to travel,

even through trails not yet blazed.

An understanding heart…

A sense of humor.

Time for quiet, silent meditation.

A feeling of the presence of God

and the patience to wait

for the coming of these things,

with the wisdom to know them

when they come…

– W.R. Hunt