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Ais for Alertness, being careful to see
Things which could
hurt others, and which might tempt me.
Bis for Benevolence when the things
that I do
Are for the good of
others, and to God's Word I'm true.
Cis for Courage to do what is right,
When in trials we
walk by faith, not by sight.
Dis for Diligence, when I work with a
And if the job is
not done yet, I keep working still.
Eis for Endurance, with my eyes fixed
And the joy set
before me, my resolve must never dim.
Fis for Faithfulness, when I do
All the good in my
power, which God has for me.
Gis for Gratefulness, not forgetting
In which God has
done good to me all of my days.
His for Honesty, saying only what is
And not deceiving by
the things that I do.
Iis for Integrity, when people can see,
Because my heart is
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Jis for Joy, that contentment of heart,
That comes from
obeying and doing my part.
Kis for Kindness, when we are careful
As well-loved by our
Father, all those whom we meet.
Lis for Love, when I'm patient and
And do my best good
for others each chance that I find.
Mis for Meekness when I take last
When I'd rather
honor others than save my own face.
Nis for Neatness, keeping all that is
From being a
distraction and taking people's time.
Ois for Obedience, when Jesus is Lord,
And my life is all
His, I obey all His Word.
Pis for Patience, when I'm willing to
Because I have faith
that God's timing's not late.
Qis for Quietness when my heart is at
It comes when my own
wants and plans I release.
Ris for Resourcefulness, when I
What God has given
me, contentment I choose.
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Sis for Sincerity, when people can see,
That my motives are
pure; I'm not living for me.
Tis for Temperance, when my senses
As I enjoy in
moderation God's blessings and gain.
Uis for Unity, when God's heart we
We serve Him
together and each other's burdens bear.
Vis for Virtue when my life is a light,
God's Word is my chief delight.
Wis for Wisdom, seeing things through
When I study God's
Word, that's how I become wise.
Xis for eXcellence in all that I do,
As unto the Lord,
His own plans to pursue.
Yis for Yielding to God's perfect will,
Giving up all my own
plans, His plans to fulfill.
Zis for Zeal, sincere eagerness to
Make life count for
God's kingdom in all that I do.
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