My dreams are too small, my desires are too selfish, my actions are too sinful for me to focus on what I think is best. Father, you know I can be down and discouraged. You know my weaknesses.
I pray you would give me the courage to see that my life is about Christ. I need to follow his life and love you as he did on earth. I pray my life would be about adding to your reputation. I pray my focus would be consumed with showing gratitude for the grace and mercy given to me.
Father, I confess that my energy is too often spent on the script I want to write. Help me to have the humility to see that you are the only one I can trust to write my script, my story. May you grant that my story would become your story. May your words become my words.
I confess that I often want only what seems good to me and for me. Help me see that what I want most, even it is a “good” thing, may not be what you want for me. Help me to love you more than what I love here on earth.
I pray for clarity and grace to see that you do not treat me as my sins deserve. I pray for wisdom not to trust what I think my story should be. I pray for the grace to see that obeying you is my blessing and my reward.
May my life become a living narrative that points to you and not to me. I pray in the name of Jesus, your son, my savior and my God. Amen.