Lord, help us not to place
Program before Power,
Rules ahead of Victory,
Or effort prior to Grace.

Nor must organization
Usurp the place of freedom,
For feverish activity
Does not equate salvation.

How blessed to be led
By the dictates of Your Spirit!
For in loving fellowship
Souls gloriously are fed.

Not which is best or worst,
But where Your Spirit leads.
Be Lord of our Priorities,
In keeping First Things First!

Honoria A. Groves