Dear God, of what do I spend my time thinking? Toward what end do I bend my actions? What holds my affection above all? Lord, I am ashamed of my answer to these questions. My focus on and love of self crowd out all else.
God, today, let my self-regard shrivel and leave a corner of room for my fellows. Grant that my attentions might turn toward doing your will on this earth.
Let me build up others with the cast-off bricks of my own pedestal.