Monday, April 10, 2017

Dear God, I awaken anxious for the day ahead and regretful for yesterday. I worry what will come to pass today, and whether I will be able to handle my trials. As for yesterday, my inner life was toxic and filled with selfish judgment. My attitude was prideful and self-seeking.

Lord, these things are related. It is my inner life that determines outward success and failure. Let me please have an inner life that follows your will. Let me not judge, nor pine for recognition, nor fear for my well-being. Let me have humility and selflessness in my core today, that my attitude may be loving.

Let my inner life improve. Let me think not about outer events.

Guide my thoughts, words, and deeds today. Let me be willing that this may be so.

(Letter #831)