Dear God, even when under restrictions and pressure, I have infinite possibilities before me. I can act in myriad ways – so many of which are selfish and self-seeking. Let me please have the willingness to act as you would have me do. Let me be willing to exert myself in furtherance of your will. Show me the way.
My path gets narrower as my relationship with you deepens. I see you holding me to a higher and higher standard; what used to be acceptable no longer is. This is true both in action and in intent. I see my selfishness in more and more areas, and so see more and more areas for improvement.
Let me have ever more willingness to be my higher self, the one that is in your image. Let me eagerly shed my selfish inclinations. Let my motives and actions improve.