The Healing Peace
Slow me down Lord! Ease the pounding of my heart
by the quieting of my mind. Steady my pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time
Give me, amidst the confusion of my day, the calmness
of the everlasting hills. Break the tensions of my nerves and
†muscles, with the soothing music of the singing streams,
that live in my memory. Help me to realize the magical,
restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art of minute vacations Ö of slowing down to
Look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to read a good book Ö
Remind me each day of the fable of the hare and the
tortoise, that I may know that the race is not always to the swift, that
there is more to life than measuring its speedÖ
Let me look upwards into the branches of the towering oak
An d know that it grew great and strong because
†it grew slowly, and well.
Slow me down, Lord, and inspire me to send my roots deep
Into the soil of lifeís enduring values, that I may grow
Towards the stars of my greater destiny.