Grant me the grace, O God,
to know what I should know,
to love what I should love,
to praise what pleases you, and
to cherish everything
that is precious to you.
Keep me from judging simply
by what my eyes see, or my ears hear,
help me to know the difference
between appearance and spiritual reality.
Above all, may I have the grace
always to seek your joy.
Thomas Kempis