This is called 'A Volunteer's Prayer'. My Dad can recite it from memory and does every year at the luncheon thanking all the Meals on Wheels volunteers in his town. It has a slightly religious overtone but I hope it is OK. I don't know who to attribute it to.
I thank Thee, Lord as a volunteer
For the chance to serve another year.
And to give of myself in some small way,
To those not blessed as I each day.
My thanks for health and mind and soul,
To aid me ever toward my goal.
For eyes to see the good in all,
A hand to extend before a fall.
for legs to go where the need is great,
Learning to love - forgetting to hate.
For ears to hear and heart to care,
When someone's cross is hard to bear.
A smile to show my affection true,
With energy aplenty - the task to do.
And all I ask, dear Lord, if I may,
Is to serve you better day by day.
A tribute to all the volunteers on this board and off.