Give me a good digestion, Lord.
And also something to digest.
Give me a healthy body, Lord.
With sense to keep it at its best.
Give me a healthy mind, Lord.
To keep the good and pure in sight;
Which, seeing sin, is not appalled,
But finds a way to set it right.
Give me a mind that is not bored.
That does not whimper, whine, or sigh.
Don’t let me worry overmuch
About the fussy thing called, “I.”
Give me a sense humor, Lord.
Give me the grace to see a joke;
To get some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folk.
- A Chester Cathedral Prayer
Cite: Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table edited by Sarah McElwain