The Clown's Prayer
As I stumble through life,
Help me to create more laughter then tears,
Dispense more happiness then gloom,
Spread more cheer then despair.
Never let be become so indifferent that I will
fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child,
or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.
Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people,
make them happy and to forget at least momentarily,
all the unpleasantness in their lives.
And, in my final moment, may I hear You whisper:
"When you made my people smile,
you made Me smile."