Monday, November 20, 2017

Dear God, let me not think of myself today. Let me not pursue my own aims, trying persistently to arrange things for my own benefit. Let me, instead, seek your will. Let me act contrary to my own desires, helping others, giving even to my own detriment. You grant me strength. Let me use it to a good end, not selfishly to advance my own cause.

Lord, let me listen for your calling. Let me be willing to hear your guidance. Let me be willing to act as you would have me do, whatever the supposed cost.

Let me erase myself, that I might build others. Surely this is the path you would have me tread. Let me walk it with purpose.

(Letter #1055)