Dear God, I stand in my own way. I am the one who blocks me from being useful to others, from being responsible, from loving all. My shortcomings and failings – my selfishness and judgment. My pride.
Lord, let me accept my own negative role. I create the very conditions I seek to cure, I am my own source of chaos and negativity.
Lord, let me recognize my shortcomings. Let me act in contrary ways. Let me have the presence of mind and self awareness to see you when I am being prideful, selfish, judgmental, arrogant, irresponsible, and envious.
Let me instead act as if I had the virtues I seek: humility, compassion, responsibility, love. Let me, indeed, love all those around me – not just in theory but in practice. Show me how to be better today. Let me be willing to do those things you show.