Dear God, still me, and enter my thinking. Spread throughout my mind, slow everything to a crawl. I am so agitated and changeable. Good news elates me; difficulties send me into a tailspin. My inner life whips back and forth, I am blown like a paper cup into the road.
Lord, calm me. Grant me good cheer. I am so quick to become resentful. Let me view positive interactions as my duty, a gift, a demonstration of gratitude for the life you grant.
O Lord, remake my thought life. Take away my agitation, take away all speed from my thinking. I crave the feeling of quickly jumping from idea to idea. It brings such a sense of elation and power – and thereby becomes pride. Slow my thinking, focus my mind, calm these waters.
Let me slowly, gently, move through the day both in body and mind.
Thy will be done.