no one's enemy

May I be no one’s enemy, and may I be the friend of that which is eternal and abides.

May I wish for every person’s happiness and envy none.

May I never rejoice in the ill fortune of one who has wronged me.

May I, to the extent of my power, give needful help to all who are in want.

May I never fail a friend.

May I respect myself.

May I always keep tame that which rages within me.

May I accustom myself to be gentle and never be angry with others because of circumstances.

May I know good people and follow in their footsteps.

(Eusebius, c. 263 – 339)

 

8 Comments

  1. Penny A L Prichard on August 14, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. April on August 14, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Great prayer! Will try to keep and read often . Thank you

  3. Joan Leopold on August 14, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Thank you for sharing this. You have no idea how pertinent those words are for me today. I will need those words of wisdom.

  4. Shelley Costa on August 14, 2016 at 10:01 am

    What a wonderful prayer. Very uplifting, Emilie, thanks!

  5. Terry Guerra on August 14, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Emilie,

    Beautiful! Guess what will be hanging up in my office at work as soon as it gets printed?

    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Nancy Lepri on August 15, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    If everyone went by this prayer the world wouldn’t be in the chaos it is presently in. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Janet Morrison on August 15, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    That’s beautiful! Thank you for introducing me to Eusebius.

  8. Donn Beard on August 21, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Words for everyone to live by, and it came at a time when I needed to hear it myself. Thank you

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