This prayer is borrowed from Alcoholics Anonymous. I’m not in recovery, though I am familiar with and appreciate many of the traditions. The Seventh Step Prayer helps me navigate my ego as well as challenging times like these. I wanted to share it in the event it would inspire someone else today:
The Seventh Step Prayer
My Creator, I am now willing that You should have all of me, good and bad.
I pray that You now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to You and my fellows.
Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do Your bidding.
With a freed-up calendar, a sincere desire to help, and a half-century of experience, I’m happy to help you or anyone else in every way I’m able to. If I can’t help you directly, I’ll work to find someone who can.
Please reach out to me if I can support you in navigating these tough times. I am more than happy and willing to help. Just ask. Let’s do this together; remember, you’re not alone.