Dear Heavenly Father, There is a part of us that wants to be known, recognized, and famous. Yet we know that in your love and in your grace, we stand tall before you only when we are meek and humble. In all the ways you can mold us and shape us, may we be able to conform every adversity only to your will rather than our own will . In all the ways you can mold us and shape us, may we be able to conform every advantage only to your will rather than our own will. In all the ways you can mold us and shape us, open our ears to the sound of your gentle voice always calling us to be with you, and open our hearts to the ever-present love that flows down from your throne to us. When we must taste the bitter fruit of adversity, may every second of our sacrifice result in the saving of one more soul and in the overpowering flood of your mercy pouring into every heart. When we are at our lowest, touch us to stand up and go forth toward your highest. When we are at our worst, touch us to show your best in our lives. When we are hungry and thirsty, touch us to give others your manna and your living water. Let us never demand more from you than you have already given, for you have already given more than we deserve by giving us eternal life. All these things we humbly pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen and Amen.