Dear God, the road has narrowed. As I survey my inner life, I see ever more defects. Some small transgression that used to go unnoticed may now seem glaring. Every day there is new progress I can make in becoming the person you would have me be.
Lord, let me be accepting and kind toward all. Let me view those around me as your children, as indeed my beloved siblings.
As I separate from and judge others, I separate from you. I deny myself of your love. What a tragedy that is. Abundance all about me, and yet I spitefully pout and starve myself.
Lord, let me view every single aspect of my life today as a gift delivered from you to me. Let me view all — those whom I adore and those who may vex me — as sent personally by you. For me. Let me discern the message they carry. Let me discern your love. Let me do your will today.