Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dear God, I am thinking about myself this morning. What will I do, what will become of me, what do I wish for? Self, self, self. Even in looking upon the world, I test it against how it will affect me.

Dear Lord, burn this away. Let me be empty, transparent, clear. Let me have no designs on how events unfold, but instead wait expectantly for your instructions of how to react. Let all my actions be directed by love.

Lord, occupy my thoughts. Crowd out my self-seeking and self-regard. Direct my attention where it ought to be. Let me love and help others today.

Grant me knowledge of your will for me, and the willingness and power to carry it out.

(Letter #990)