I’ve noticed 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 trying to be You. Forgive me for hurting others. But don’t just forgive me, Lord. Help me change – deeply when need be, even if it’s painful – by starting 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.

So let’s get started!

I pray this in the strong name of Jesus – Amen.