A Prayer After Loosing Focus

God why do You put up with such a major screw-up like me?  I’m half-hearted, at best, flirting with shadows and dim lights.  I’m distracted by so little when I’m offered so much.  Like a millionaire who lives on $100 a week and like an idiot who’s trying to surf the web on a smartphone when he’s sitting in front of his computer, I keep chasing lesser things.  But I tend not to think of them in such a way.  The pleasures of life, love, wealth, wisdom, pride, and power seem so endearing and awesome when they trap my gaze.  For a moment now, You have broken my gaze.  You have shifted my eyes to Yourself and I cannot take them off You.  Oh that I might always keep my focus on You!

 

Disenchant me from my affection for lesser things.

Redirect me from my reckless ambition.

Break me from my idolatry.

Free me from my passion for myself.

Enflame me with a passion for the Gospel.

Reclaim the center of my soul.

Focus my life recklessly upon Yourself.

Capture my affection eternally and fill the eternal emptiness within me!

2 thoughts on “A Prayer After Loosing Focus”

    1. Very much so…I’ve had some people tell me that it’s somewhat indulgent to write out my prayers, but I find it to be helpful to me and keeps me more focused and thoughtful about what I am praying. Should I continue to share?

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