I’ve noticed something how easy it is for me to become judgmental, arrogant and self-righteous. To think I know everything about everything. And to act like it without even being aware that’s what I’m doing.

Forgive me, Lord. Forgive me for forgetting You. Forgive me for hurting others. Yes, forgive me. But don’t just forgive me, Lord. Help me change. Change deeply when need be. Change even if it’s painful. By starting the only place I can – in Your Grace.

Make me more graceful in everything I do. More understanding of what others are going through. More compassionate, even when it’s hard. More generous with my heart, time, skills and money. And more and more and more loving. I know You’ve got a big job working with me, Lord. But I know You’re up to it. And I’m ready. Lord, how I’m ready!

I pray every bit of this in Jesus’ name – Amen.