Keep us, O Lord, from all pettiness.
Let us be large in thought, in word, and in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding, and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense and meet each other, face to face, without self-pity, and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment, and always generous.
Let us take time for all things.
Make us grow calm, serene, and gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses, straight forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that it is the little things of life that create differences, that in the big things of life we are as one.
And, O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind ….   
let us not forget to be kind. Amen.

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