A Bus Driver’s Prayer
Dear Lord, before I take my place today
behind the wheel,
Please let me come with humble heart
before Thy throne
To kneel and pray that I am fit to drive
each busy thoroughfare,
And that I keep a watchful eye,
let some small child be there.
And keep me thinking constantly
about the Golden Rule,
When driving past the playground zones
or by some busy school.
Then when I stop to give someone
his right to cross the street,
Let me my brother’s keeper be
and spare a life that’s sweet.
Please make me feel this bus I drive
You gave me to enjoy,
And that its purpose is to serve mankind
not to destroy.
The School Bus Driver's Prayer
Please, Lord, watch over me this day.
Please help me remember to watch
all five mirrors, two dozen windows,
eight gauges, six warning lights,
six dozen faces, three lanes of traffic
and to keep a third eye open for
wobbling bicycles and
especially teenagers wearing headsets
who are in another world.
Please, Lord, help me hear
all train whistles,
truck and automobile horns,
police sirens and the two-way radio.
Please, Lord, give me a hand
for the gear lever, the steering wheel,
the route book, the radio microphone
and the turn-signal lever.
And, Lord, please grant me the self-control to keep
my hands away from Johnny's neck.
And one more thing, dear Lord,
please don't let Mary be sick
all over the bus.
And finally, Lord, please watch
over us all so that we can do it again next year.