Dear God, let me expend right effort today. You call me to act – let me do so according to your will.
Left on my own, I drift so far from you. I seek out idle times, and then alternately become a frenzy of activity.
Idleness dulls me; panicked activity distracts me.
Lord, let me not confuse idleness with stillness, nor activity with industry. When I am still, I can clearly receive your dictates. When acting with industry, your power flows through me.
Lord, my prayer: let me bend all my listening and acting toward your will. Let me hear, and do.