If we try to act important we will look foolish, O Lord—so protect us from trying to act important.
If we try to be important we will be arrogant, O Lord—so guard us form trying to be important.
If we try to live as if we are not part of something important, we will be impoverished, O Lord—so help us to grow in our awareness that we are part of something important.
After all, when we pray “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done” we are in effect praying that we will be part of your kingdom and that we will participate in the doing of your will. As that happens, we are part of the most important kind of living that can be done.
Fill our lives, O Lord, with the awareness that we are part of what you are doing and thus we are part of the most important reality of which we can possibly be a part.