Caston Women's Institute

Women’s Institute Prayer

Keep us O Lord from pettiness; let us be
large in thought, word and deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave
off self seeking.
May we put aside all pretence and meet each
other face to face, without self-pity or prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgement and always
generous in thought.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses
straightforward and unafraid.
Let us take time for all things; make us grow
calm, serene, gentle.
Grant that we may realise it is the little things
that create differences; that in the big things
of life we are one.
Any may we strive to touch and know the great
woman’s heart common to us all; and
O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind.
Mary Stewart