O ingenious God...
I rejoice in your creation,
and pray that your Spirit will touch me so deeply
that I will find a sense of self
which makes me glad to be who I am
and yet restless
at being anything less
than I can become.
Make me simple enough
not to be confused by disappointments,
not to mistake busyness from freedom,
not to expect truth to be painless,
not to sing all my songs in private,
to get in trouble,
to admit trouble and seek help,
to celebrate all of it,
myself, others and you
through Christ Jesus our Lord.
From: Guerillas of Grace, Prayers for the Battle by Ted Loder