Sunday, October 18, 2015

Freedom From Self Seeking

"Free Me From My Need to Exalt Myself"– from Prayers for Today


Lord, free me from my need to exalt myself.
Where I am prone to seek things for myself,
help me to seek the best things for You and others…
Where I am prone to make enemies,
help me to make friends…
Where I am prone to mistrust,
help me to trust…
Where I am prone to hate,
help me to love…
Where I am prone to despise,
help me to respect…
Where I am prone to seek being served,
help me to serve…
Where I am prone to speak evil,
help me to speak words of life…
Where I am prone to be idle,
help me to choose action…
Where I am prone to discouragement,
help me to be encouraged and to give encouragement…
Where I am prone to a lust for power,
help me to yield power…
Where I am prone to feel entitled,
help me to relinquish my rights…
Where I am prone to speak boastfully,
help me to choose meekness…
Where I am prone to impatience,
help me to  choose patience…
Where I am prone to be demanding,
help me to choose love…
All for Your glory. Amen.