Dear God, let me be the best version of myself today.
Steer me away from idleness, self-absorption, selfishness, resentment, fear. Let them not set their hooks into me. Let grow in me, instead, their opposites. Grant me industry, concern for others, humility, compassion, faith.
I cannot shut out the shadows; only growing light can dispel the dark. Lord, let light grow in my life, moment to moment, here and now.