Friday, January 01, 2010

A New Year Prayer


My good friend, Elisabeth, sent me the following New Year prayer written in 1883 by the pastor of St. Lamberti Church in Munster, Germany. Elisabeth translated it into English for me -- and I'm passing it along to you! Happy New Year!

Lord, set limits to overly high spirits
And let those limits be unneccesary.
Let the people not make false money,
And let not money make false people.
Take the last word from the wives,
And remind husbands of their first.

Give to our friends more truth,
And to the truth more friends.
Improve such officials, business people and
workers who are doers but not good doers.

Give the Government better Germans,
And the Germans a better Government.

Lord, please take care that we all go to heaven
But not right away!

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