Send me a light to guide my way
To carry me through my darkest day
Make my heart warm, soft and pure
But strong enough to always endure

Help me to walk a path that's right
Keeping my eyes on the guiding light
Let me harm none as I live my life
Let me not mettle in envy or strife

Let me be humble and to know my place
Help me remember life's not a race
It's not a contest to be lost or won
But it should be filled with love, joy and fun

When I meet people who don't understand
Let me help them as I take my stand
With kind actions, words and a helping hand
But let me not sink into their pits of sand

C D Taylor