Dear God, cares of the world press inward. Lack of resources, fraught interpersonal relations, requirements of the workplace – they weigh upon me and I respond with worry and care.
This is the most ordinary kind of selfishness, the kind that sees the world through the lens of my own sense of security.
Lord, let me throw away these glasses and see things clearly. What I fear holds no real power, what I desire is false. Let me seek and accept your will today.