Dear God, so many ways my shortcomings get expressed in day-to-day life!
I indulge my pride and ego by meddling in others’ affairs. I exhibit sloth by distracting myself from my duties. I give my selfishness free rein, in matters large and small.
Lord, let me become willing that these character defects be removed.
How can I exert effort along these lines? I can try ever harder to avoid acting on such flaws. I can act as if I had already become my better self: humble, industrious, concerned with others’ welfare. Lord, let me be that person. Let me become ready to become him.
Help me to improve. I fall so short.