by Kate W. Buck
O Father-Mother God, it’s You I seek,
Help me hear Your voice before I speak.
And, may the way be slow or fast,
Help me face each day, and leave the past.
I only ask that I may walk with You,
To feel Your presence lead me through,
Only to serve and comfort, help and heal,
That all I know may share the love I feel.
Help me to be patient and humbly wait,
Knowing that peace and joy can never come too late.
Make me Your own in thought, word and deed,
Holding me strong to meet my brother’s need.
Teach me to put the thought of self aside,
And in Your sheltering love to safe abide,
Make me to know and do the Master’s way,
And gratefully give thanks at close of day.