"Could you not watch one hour with
You asked that of your disciples
on the eve of Your Crucifixion.
Help me, God, to stay alert,
and watch with You for the rest of my life.
How many hours will that be, Dear God,
How much time have I left?
How many years?
How many months?
How many days?
it has been said, has a powerful way
of showing us what really matters.
me, God, to know what really matters
and to act on that knowledge.
the grains of sand fall in the hour-glass
of my life, help me keep my eye on the clock
and my mind on my goals, and my heart
and soul dedicated to You, for it is our
job and responsibility to do Your work
here on earth.
many carefree and happy, free, hopefully
productive years, I cannot complain of any
kind of suffering, pain or dementia which
yet may come upon me.
ask only, Lord, that I not become a burden
or a sorrow to others, and that if You give
me crosses to bear, You will walk beside
me, and give me the fortitude to carry them
with grace and good will.
every moment of my life and every beat of
my heart honor You and thank You
for giving me time and life,
the knowledge of You and Your goodness,
faith in You as my Redeemer,
the opportunity to serve You,
and the hope of spending eternity with You
this I pray to You