Dear God, sometimes I feel I live in a constant state of preparation, awaiting some time in the future when I will have those virtues I now seek, when those defects with which I now struggle will have been removed. I am seeking now for improvement later.
Lord, let me see today for the gift it is. Let me recognize that I live in the present, that I am not in rehearsal. The show is on.
It is the exerting of virtues, the struggle against defects, that is the stuff of my life. Let me, Lord, bring true effort into today’s spiritual tasks. Let me express today my higher self.