Dear God, I cry out for changed circumstances, but my true need is for improved reactions to the world.
I fool myself by believing that external events will bring ease to my inner life. No – I trouble myself in good times and bad. It is my inner life that ought instead to cry out for change.
Lord, let my reactions to the world improve. Let me have peace in good times and bad. Even under the harshest of conditions, let me thrive and be of good cheer.