Dear God, I waste so much energy wondering whether I will be up to the tasks that I face. I fear failure and inadequacy. Yet the truth is that, even in failure, you have always supported me. My fear, if I look at it honestly and with clear eyes, is that I will experience discomfort, that I will not get something I want, that I will lose something I wish to keep, or that others will judge me poorly.
Such small worries, when put in those terms. So selfish, I could not imagine speaking them aloud with any seriousness. Instead, I dress them up with careful words and offer them as prayer.
Lord, let me please see myself clearly. Let me be honest to myself about my inner life. Improve me.