Dear God, even in the midst of distraction and worry, you are present. Even among what I perceive as troubles, your influence is there, underneath it all. It is my incorrect perceptions that separate me from you. I believe you to be distant, and I struggle to feel near to you. But you are right next to me.
I am distracted this morning, thinking about self. I cannot simply will myself to do otherwise – I need your presence to crowd out all these frantic, busy thoughts. God, let me please center my mind on you. Let me expend my energies properly: in seeking and doing your will.
I may not succeed in this, but in the seeking I will become more aware of your presence, and more willing to act as you would have me.
Let me do your will today.