Dear God, I sit here and try to muster my attention, yet I become distracted by conditions. Every small event intrudes, draws my mind away and into the world. And O, Lord, my weakness is this: I let it happen.
I am so divided. I yearn to be close to you, and at the same time flee from you into distraction.
Lord, let my devotion grow and crowd out the worldly intrusions. Let them fade to dull noise. Let me fix my attention upon my search to draw nearer to you.