This is among the beautiful prayers I have come across and it is amusing to use at times.
It is my hope that you will also find this prayer beautiful and useful.
Lord, you know I am growing older. Keep me from becoming talkative and possessed w/ the idea that I must express myself on every subject.
Release me from the craving to straighten out everyone's affairs. Keep me from the recital of endless details. Give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches and pains. They are increasing with the years, and my love to speak of them grows sweeter as time goes by.
Teach me the glorious lesson tha toccasionaly I may be wrong. Make me thoughtful and not nosy, helpful and not bossy.
With my vast store of wisdom & experience, it is a pity not to use them all. But you know, Lord, that I want a few friends in the end.