Lord,

I am aware – now more than ever before in my life – how easy it is to become so enthralled with the things in life that I mistakenly think they are life.

So in the midst of the craziness all around that threatens to overwhelm me, help me stay centered in Jesus. As I am tempted to make the latest technology the altar of my life, help me stay centered in Jesus. When I think that political activism will bring in Your Kingdom, help me stay centered in Jesus. During those moments when I become self-righteously judgmental, help me stay centered in Jesus.

May my life, hope, desires, identity, joy, mind, soul, heart, actions and very being be centered in Jesus, in whose name, spirit and power I pray.

Amen.