We thank you, O God, for progress we have made in knowing who we are.
Thank you that over the years we have with your help and through hard work arrived at a better understanding of who you made us to be and of who we have become. Thank you for the creative tension we experience as we live in this identity as the people we have become who are still growing toward the people you are forming us to be.
Even as we at least partially know and accept who we are and who you are forming us to be, O God, we still wonder who else we are supposed to be. What are we missing? On what are we missing out? To what are we blind? Are there aspects to us of which we have little or even no clue?
Open our eyes, Lord—we want to see ourselves.
Open our lives, Lord—we want to be ourselves.