Monastery of the Visitation


Grant me O Lord good digestion,
and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and
the necessary good humour to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows
to treasure all that is good and that
doesn't frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things
back in their place.
Grant me a soul that knows not boredom,
grumblings, sighs and laments,
nor success of stress, because of that
obstructing thing called 'I'.
Grant me O Lord a sense of humour.
Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke
to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.
                                                                    St Thomas More