O Lord of my heart and soul,
purge me of my spiritual ambition,
cleanse me of my self-interest,
purify my motive,
fill me with your Spirit,
and then, O God, please make,
...”the word...in you, near your mouth and in your heart” (Romans 10:8)
something other than “me” or “my”.
Forgive my preoccupation with self,
bring others into focus,
direct awareness, loving kindness,
generosity and justice,
ever to my thoughts and to my heart...