Keep Me From Bitterness

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Keep me from bitterness.  It is so easy
To nurse sharp bitter thoughts each dull dark hour!
Against self-pity, Man of sorrows, defend me,
With Thy deep sweetness and Thy gentle power.
And out of all this hurt of pain and heartbreak
Help me to harvest a new sympathy
For suffering human kind, a wiser pity
For those who lift a heavier cross with Thee…

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Prayer Book 1944

From “Endowed by Their Creator”: A Collection of Historic American Military Prayers 1774-Present

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