This is my prayer to thee, my Lord – strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the  strength,
lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength,
to make my life, fruitful in service.
Give me the strength
never to disown the poor
or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength
to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength
to surrender my strength to thy will with love.


In one salutation to thee O God, 
We raise our voices loud and clear,
Trusting in you to course us through,
The toil and struggle of our lives.
Bestow on us, an intellect so fine,   
Confer on us, a memory so sharp,
Empower us with the eloquence of speech
Grant us the strength to face this life
In one salutation to thee O God,
We offer to thee our rights and wrongs,
Guide us, direct us and govern us,
This day and always.