Dear God, let me think less of myself. I am consumed with thoughts of status. I crave recognition, praise, acclaim. I scheme about how to present myself in the best light, how to manipulate circumstances so those in authority view me positively.
Lord, take away this self-seeking. Let me view myself as a quiet servant. Let me seek anonymity. Let me discipline my pride and ego – let me please have some small measure of humility. Let me honestly triy to efface self. Let me honestly try to seek and do your will.