Saturday, November 21, 2015

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

          

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

Tomorrow....
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
                  sorrow---
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)