Meditation : Eleanor Roosevelt’s Nightly Prayer

Sprit of life,

who has set a restlessness in our hearts

and made us all seekers

after that which we can never fully find:

Forbid us to be satisfied with what we make of life.

Draw us from base content,

and set our eyes on far-off goals.

Keep us at tasks too hard for us

that we may be drawn to Thee for strength.

Deliver us from fretfulness and self-pitying;

make us sure of the good we cannot see

and of the hidden good in the world.

Open our eyes to simple beauty all around us,

and our hearts to the loveliness others hide from us

because we do not try to understand them.

Save us from ourselves,

and show us a vision of a world made new.