Dear God, my true pursuit is to grow closer to you. My every prayer and positive action is designed to create nearness and relationship. So many years I was alone from you, bereft.
The great challenge I now face is distraction. So many matters occupy my attention and place themselves between me and you, dear Lord. Tragically, these distractions come from within – they are of my own making. They rob me of my nearness to you.
Lord, let me set aside all this attention I pay to self. Let me draw near to you.