A prayer from George Appleton, Oxford Book of Prayer.
Grant me, O God,
the heart of a child,
pure and transparent as a spring;
a simple heart,
which never harbours sorrows;
a heart glorious in self-giving,
tender in compassion;
a heart faithful and generous,
which will never forget any good
or bear a grudge for any evil.
Make me a heart gentle and humble,
loving without asking any return,
large-hearted and undautable,
which no ingratitude can sour
and no indifference can weary;
a heart penetrated by the love of Juesus
whose desire will only be satisfied in heaven.
Grant me, O Lord,
the mind and heart
of Thy dear Son.