Jesus, be my guide and teacher,
stay beside me day by day;
teach me discipline and courage
to walk steadfast in your way.
Help me learn to rule each impulse,
govern thought and deed and word,
that my life reflect though dimly,
the example of my Lord.
Give me, Lord, a ready conscience
sensitive to hidden wrong,
watchful lest false pride or anger
grow where love and peace belong.
Make me quick to know my error,
quick to see your mercy sure,
that, restored, renewed, forgiven,
I may live whole, calm and pure.