Dear Lord, help me this day to live entirely to Your glory. Let me be deaf to unmerited criticism and the praise of men. Nothing can hurt my new-born inner self, it cannot be smitten or die; nothing can mar the dominion of Your Spirit within me; it is enough to have Your approval and that of my conscience.
We do believe that You are the place where true satisfaction is found. But we're weak and sinful and easily distracted from Your best. Teach us to draw near to You, and may You, in turn, draw near to us.
Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will I return. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.