Saturday, November 21, 2015

Prayers of an Irish Mother..."Tomorrow's Far Away"'


Oh Father....
Guide these faltering steps today--
'Lest I should fall

Ah! ...tomorrow far away.
Today is all.

If I can keep my feet
  'til evening tide time..
Night...will bring rest

Then stronger grown tomorrow
   I will climb
with ever zest!

Oh, let me stoop to no unworthiness..
     in pain, or in
Nor bear from yesterday one bitterness!
On 'til tomorrow!

Then Father guide these
searching eyes today,
Thy path to see

Be patient with my feebleness;
The way is steep to Thee...

                                               ( Elizabeth Pickering)

(prayer of an Irish mother)