Dear God, my reliance on you is so often in words only, superficial and desultory. I pray to you that I might be supported and protected, while inwardly planning my self-sufficiency.
Lord, let me see clearly: am I dangling from your sturdy limbs, in which case I must hold fast? Or am I supported from below, able to relax in safety?
Lord, grant me vision, trust, faith. I am so self-protective.