My contribution for today’s Poetry Friday is a little different. It’s not your typical poetry, but it is food for the soul nonetheless. This is a prayer written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry during one of the roughest moments of his life. I hope we can all learn from his beautiful words. Happy Poetry Friday!
Poetry Friday round-up is hosted by Penny Parker Klostermann of A Penny and Her Jots.
Lord, I am not praying for miracles and visions, I’m only asking for
strength for my days. Teach me the art of small steps.
Make me clever and resourceful, so that I can find important
discoveries and experiences among the diversity of days.
Help me use my time better. Present me with the sense to be able
to judge whether something is important or not.
I pray for the power of discipline and moderation, not only to run
throughout my life, but also to live my days reasonably, and
observe unexpected pleasures and heights.
Save me from the naive belief that everything in life has
to go smoothly. Give me the sober recognition that difficulties,
failures, fiascos, and setbacks are given to us by life itself
to make us grow and mature.
Send me the right person at the right moment, who will have
enough courage and love to utter the truth!
I know that many problems solve themselves, so please
teach me patience.
You know how much we need friendship. Make me worthy of this
nicest, hardest, riskiest and most fragile gift of life.
Give me enough imagination to be able to share with someone
a little bit of warmth, in the right place, at the right time,
with words or with silence.
Spare me the fear of missing out on life.
Do not give me the things I desire, but the things I need.
Teach me the art of small steps.