May God Protect You


May God protect you…
From scary nights,
from hasty flights;

From too much food,
from a somber mood;

From ringing bells,
from self-made hells;

From sickish pains,
from dishonest gains;

From excessive needs,
from tricky deeds;

From foolish quarrels,
from resting on laurels;

From silly fears,
from idle tears;

From forgotten lines,
And from all bad times.

We pray,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

from The Irish, p.55
by Fr. Andrew Greeley


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