My bodyguard

Help in life

O God, we ask you to help us never to allow the great things of life go wrong.

Help us to never allow

Caution to become cowardice,

or courage to become recklessness.

Carefulness to become meanness,

or spending to become squandering.

Honesty to become discourtesy,

or politeness to become evasion of truth.

Liberty to become licence,

or pleasure to become sin.

Help us never selfishly to make use of our friends,

never thoughtlessly take our loved ones for granted,

never to make love an excuse for thinking we can do what we like.

Help us always to remember how we have been loved

and try to be more worthy of it:

through the love of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen!