Dear Lord, please give me ...
A few friends who understand me and yet remain my friends
A work to do which has real value, without which
the world would feel the poorer ...
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed
An understanding heart ...
A sense of humor.
Time for quiet, silent meditation.
A feeling of the presence of God.
And the patience to wait for the coming of these things,
with the wisdom to know them when they come.