Dear God, I am so aware of how far from you I am. I cry out for more faith – and this feeling of lack comes even amidst plenty. Gifts shower down around me, and yet I am impoverished. Why? My prayers are simply mouthed words, my devotion hollow.
Lord! Let me abandon myself. It is my self-protection that hobbles me.
Let my inner life, Lord, become more devoted to you today than it was yesterday. Let my faith expand. That ember that is you, glowing in my heart, let it warm, pulse, grow.
Let my attachments to the world, to my selfhood, wither and fall away.