Dear God, diminish my pride. It is at the root of so many of my deeds and attitudes. Even when taking positive actions, doing good works, I too often do so for prideful motives. I seek accolades, recognition, adulation. When they come to me I expand in satisfaction; when they do not I become resentful and bitter.
Lord, let this defect in character be removed. Let me be willing that you reach deep into me and pull it up and out, root and stem, like a creeping weed. Leave me empty, clean, orderly in my thinking and attitudes.
Let me act today from motives I would gladly display to all. Make me transparent, an open book. Make me light.
Thy will be done.