May the Lord God guard and protect you
And all that is yours.
May He enlighten your heart
And strengthen you like young eagles.
May the Lord God grant you Wisdom
And the patience to apply it.
May He teach you Love
And the perseverance to live it.
And when He chooses to chastize you--
He does so to all His beloved;
It is the only way to really change us--
May you continue in the Faith and not rebel.
And may you in the end come forth like gold,
A 'look-alike' of Christ Jesus Himself;
Loving even your enemies, blessing those that curse.
May He bless you and make you a blessing.
<frederick christopher bouter>