Dear God, let me recede. Let me place others in the forefront.
Too often I congratulate myself for refraining from acting as the center of attention – yet in truth I am slyly controlling my fellows, arranging things to burnish my reputation. I sow confusion and discord in ways large and small, even without intention.
From the margins, let me not seek to manipulate events.
Grant me equanimity, O Lord! Grant me acceptance. If I am to leave an impression, let it be one of harmony. Let me listen for your guidance and act upon it.