Dear God, my inner life is littered with shortcomings. My thoughts, even when not overtly selfish, are almost always self-absorbed. So rarely do I honestly think of others’ welfare, even when in the midst of taking helpful actions.
Lord, let me direct energy toward those around me. Fill me with love, let it blot out the selfishness that preoccupies my inner life. Let me singly think about spreading your love to others.