Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.
--Psalm 3: 4
Lord, forbid that I should overcast my life with intentions, and neglect to put in the deeds. May I not be satisfied to spend my days in being merely occupied, but live to learn and work. May I not be dismayed over what I might have been, but with all my might do what I can now. Amen.