Dear Lord,

Although I look often at the birds in the sky,

and often yearned that it weren't them, but I

that soar in the freedom with the world laid ahead,

in truth I'd rather be me instead.

For here I've a purpose, a destiny to fulfil;

A change to prompt even if I won't know it until

the moment's too late, or the time falls just right

to play out my role and fulfil my design.

So I'll remain here and give it my best

and live in the hope that I pass your test

so when I look at the sky it's not birds I'll see,

but the knowledge of you living deep within me.

Amen.