Don't give us everything we want.
Teach us to yearn and to pine,
to work long hours and many years,
to have the vision and pursue it,
to walk when we cannot run,
to crawl when we must and,
at the right times,
to throw off all our cares.
Photo of a photographer's daughter eating ice cream at the Arden Fair.
Photo and prayer copyright 2012 by Danny N. Schweers.