Dear God, I am taught that what you require of me is to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with you. These simple things are elusive to me. My shortcomings drive me instead to be self-seeking, overly rigid, and prideful.
Lord, let my actions be contrary to my lower self’s desires. Let right action open the door to an improved attitude. Let me be willing to act as if I were just, merciful, and had humility – and may I through this effort become more so.
I am so far from being whom I ought to and could be. Lord, drive me to improve. Thy will be done.