lift mine eyes above the sons of men,
they may fasten on the things of Thee;
I am weary of the strife of kings
wars against Thy law unceasingly
but whose crowns are made of worldly dust,
crumble at Thy word and sink to naught:
and the lust of power and place, which reach
fret for what can ne'er be sold or bought.
me, my God, above the thoughts of these,
I may enter in Thy sanctuary:
laying down my earthly hopes and fears,
to behold Thy face eternally.
Prayer" by Alice Jacqueline Shaw
Sentinel, June 20, 1925