He who keeps the commandments keeps his own soul, but he who despises His way shall die.
--Proverbs 19:16 (Modern Language)
My Lord, forbid that I should want to live to be known only for power and pride. Help me to strive for that which is helpful and lovely. May I never be restrained from you, but delight to follow in your way. Help me to be obedient to your laws, that I may learn your truths. Amen.