Too often my prayer is “Lord, Save me! Save me from pain, hurt and suffering! Save me from things I don’t want to experience! Save me when I mess up!”

But what I need, Lord, is to be saved from me when I put myself at the center of the universe. Think I can prod, coerce or trick You into doing my will. Settle for a shallow life. Seek to escape real life. Focus on surviving instead of thriving. And refuse to embrace Your will for me.

So, Lord, my prayer is very simple. Save me from me. And save me to You.

I pray this in the strong name of Jesus.