Lord as I stumble through this life,
Help me to create more laughter than tears,
dispense more happiness than gloom,
spread more cheer than despair.
Never let me grow so big that
I will fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child
or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.
Never let me forget that I am a CLOWN...
that my work is to cheer people up,
make them happy, and make them laugh,
make them forget, at least for a moment,
all the unpleasant things in their lives.
Never let me jeopardize the integrity
of clowndom by improper conduct.
Help me to always make others
proud of my actions as a clown.
Never let me acquire financial success
to the point where I will discontinue
calling upon my Creator in the hour of plenty.
And LORD, in my final moment, may I hear YOU whisper:
"When you made MY PEOPLE smile, you made ME smile."
In the name of our Big Brother, JESUS, Amen.
A Clown Blessing
May your nose be red and shiny, And your smile always bright. May your cheeks be nice & rosy, Your eyes sparkle in the light.
May your shoes be always too big, Your costume be perma-pressed, Your heart overflow with laughter, Every time your clown is dressed.
May face paint be at the ready, And your balloons be "easy-blow." May children run to greet you, Wherever you may go.