- MENS SANA
sana in corpore sano
(a sound mind in a healthy body) is a famous Latin
quotation, often translated
as "A sound mind in a sound body." It
from Satire X of the Roman poet Juvenal.
Spirit, God of all health
Please help me keep my memory sharp,
and my faculties strong, and abate my pride.
Decrease my insecurities and laziness,
and help me focus laser-like on my goals.
Thank you for giving me at birth
a good brain and a sound mind, as well as
intelligence and intellectual curiosity
as well as a healthy body.
you for giving me many years
of good education with dedicated, devoted, well-prepared,
patient and caring teachers,
and supportive fellow student companions
at all levels.
Thank you for giving me books to read
and the time to read them.
Thank you for the gift of the computer
and the Internet which are creating
a worldwide community of knowledge, friends, new
ideas and information exchange.
Guide us to use the network wisely and well.
now keep my faith strong,
my mind clear, and my heart and body sound and in
Ready me to be strong in the moment
of temptation and brave in the time
of challenge and tragedy.
this I pray to You, my loving Creator and my God
in bold faith, confident hope
and enduring trust,
(c) 2011 Donn B. Murphy
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