The concern I lay bare before God today is my need for courage: I need courage to be honest:
honest in my use of words;
honest in accepting responsibility;
honest in dealing with myself;
honest in dealing with (others);
honest in my relations with God.
I need courage to face the problems of my own life
the problems of personal values:
they are confused; they are often unreal;
they are too exacting for comfort.
I need courage to face the problems of my work.
Sometimes it seems I am working at cross-purposes with my own desires and ambitions…
Sometimes I am arrogant instead of simply taking pride in doing my work well.
Sometimes I’m doing what I’m doing just to prove a point that is not worth proving after all.
Here in the quietness I lay before God my need for courage, for the strength to be honest, for the guidance to deal effectively with the problems of my own life.