Prayer for Peace and Calm

Dear Lord and Father of humankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives Thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise.

Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
’til all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of Thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm.

– John Greenleaf Whittier

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