Dear God, when I pray, I do not do so to bring you near to me, but the reverse. I am seeking you. This seeking draws me nearer to you. Today, as I feel fear, as I so often do, let me pray. Let me approach you.
God, I am so weak, inadequate to the day. Let me place it in your hands. Let me attend to my one task: that of seeking and doing your will. In all things, let this be my intent. Let this single-minded effort crowd out fear.
I am so small. Hold my hand, O Lord.