The General Federation of Women's Clubs is an
international women's organization dedicate to community improvement by
enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
Collect of Club Women of America
Keep us, Oh God, from
pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with
fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face to face, without self-pity and without
May we never be hasty in judgment
and always be generous.
Let us take time for all
things; make us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action
our better impulses, straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it
is the little things that create differences; that in the big things of life,
we are at one.
And may we strive to touch
and to know the great common human heart of us all,
And, Oh Lord God, let us
forget not to be kind!