A Little Prayer
Something as simple as a little prayer can quickly remind us to watch both our words and our deeds; to bring happiness to others, and to treat them with generosity and kindness.
It is very true that it will be our intolerance of others, the harshness of our spoken words, and our own neglectful actions that we will regret at the end of our days. This short verse is perfect for affirming our resolutions and a wonderful little prayer blessing to be acknowledged at the beginning of the new year.
A Little Prayer
by S.E. Kiser
That I may not in blindness grope,
But that I may with vision clear
Know when to speak a word of hope
Or add a little wholesome cheer.
That tempered winds may softly blow
Where little children, thinly clad,
Sit dreaming, when the flame is low,
Of comforts they have never had.
That through the year which lies ahead
No heart shall ache, no cheek be wet,
For any word that I have said
Or profit I have tried to get.
~S.E. Kiser (1862 - 1942)
Samuel Ellsworth Kiser was born in Shippenville, Pa. He began newspaper work in Cleveland, and from 1900 until 1914 was editorial and special writer for the Chicago Record-Herald.
Kiser was noted for his humorous sketches, which had been widely syndicated. Among his books are "Georgie," "Charles the Chauffeur," "Love Sonnets of an Office Boy," "Ballads of the Busy Days," "Sonnets of a Chorus Girl," "The Whole Glad Year," and "The Land of Little Care."
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