A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
--Job 6:14 New International Version (NIV)
Lord God, grant that after years of climbing I may not find the mist in my soul has dulled the vision of your glory. Keep me from the habit of looking for faults, and missing the virtues in others. Forbid that I should be so occupied in taking measure of other lives that I neglect to measure my own. Amen.