When I told Dad and Mom about this, they said I shouldn't ask God for anything. They wrote down a little prayer (originally by Edgar Guest) and made me read it over and over and over, until I knew it cold. They said if I recited it to myself during silent prayer, and really meant it, my whole day would be better. Since then, I've asked my kids at summer camp to memorize it, and the kids I've taught in Sunday School, and do you know why? Because this prayer works! Maybe you'd like to memorize it too? But remember, it only works if you pray it from your heart.
Let me be a little kinder,
Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me.
Let me love a little more.
Let me be when I am weary
Just a little bit more cheery.
Let me think more of my neighbor
And a little less of me.