Grant me the grace to be grateful for setbacks,
the diligence to meet deadlines,
the patience to put words on paper.
Help me to be kind to others,
even to those who frustrate me,
and to myself.
Let me remember that no matter how busy I get,
that others are more important than me.
Keep me close to You at all times,
because my attention wanders.
Remind me to remember every moment and enjoy it,
because I only get each moment once.
Above all, don’t let my activities be worthless,
because I know you want me here for a reason.
I know you have something very specific for me to learn.
Don’t let me forget that you love me,
that you’re kind and gracious,
and that your plan is perfect.
It would also be great, God,
if I could get an extra burst of inspiration
while I’m writing this paper that’s due on Monday.