Dearest friend Jesus,
It seems like what I do with my life will be different now. I know I will make choices that people won’t understand, and I will face decisions that frighten me. Sometimes I will fall back on what I know best or what is easiest and will make the wrong choice. But I know I can turn to you, look into your eyes, and talk about it.
I know that I am not perfect and maybe — finally — I understand that is something to rejoice in. I can be happy in my imperfections and my weaknesses because it is there that you come to me so gently to support and love me.
I feel you with me at all times, in all that I do and in everyone I see. Give me the patience and insight to recognize you in the people who annoy or frighten me, the people I don’t understand. Let me see your eyes looking back at me when I speak to them.
What I want the most, what I feel so very deeply, is that I want to live a life of service to you by serving others. I want to be where you want me to be and live as you want, without hearing the self-serving echoes of the world.
Please help me in my struggle to be free from anything that keeps me from loving and serving you. All I want in my life is to love you.
Thank you so much for all you are in my life. Please accept these tears in my eyes, the great love in my heart, and the life I to offer you. It is everything I have.
Give me only your love and your grace. I want nothing more.