A wise friend
of mine had this to say:
Wisdom, it seems
to me, is the distillate
of a lifetime. Our experiences, concentrated in our sometimes
and recollected euphoria, enable us to focus on tasks that
confound younger persons.
For actors and directors, it is often
a fullness in voice and characterization.
For professors, I hope, it is a buoyant classroom spirit,
anchored in our academic disciplines.
Settich, PhD, Benedictine College Professor, July 2012
Please, Holy Spirit, help me to employ
my life experiences sagely to guide my future actions as I
advance in age.
When the circumstances allow, let me be
a good role model, and offer sound guidance to the young people
with whom I come
On the stage of life, direct me God,
to speak wisely, appropriately, charitably, and to remain
silent when I should
May I show Christian character
in all my acts, and play out the roles
and scenes which You, my God and my Creator,
cast me in.
Holy Spirit, please give me wisdom.
All this I pray in Your name,