Bishop Cathy Roskam (bio) wrote these wise words. Try this prayer before your next vestry meeting:
God our true perfection:
Grant us brevity and resolution
To do only those things which should be done
And keep from all that we ought not to do;
To say all things needful, and not more.
Punctuate our conversations with your grace,
And when the mind grows weary and the hour late,
Bring us, in your mercy, to a firm conclusion;
Through Jesus, your (First and) Last Word. Amen.