Dear Father, please keep me from wanting my life to about me.
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.