Help us to make progress today in becoming more real, O God.
It is tempting to wear masks, to present a self that is different than our real self, for the sake of getting along or for the purpose of being accepted.
There is enough posturing and pretending in this old world without our contributing more.
So help us to make progress in becoming more real, O God.
Make each of us more aware of the person you made us to be and of the person you are forming us to be; help us to grow into the image of Christ, the only person who ever lived who was characterized by utter authenticity.
Help us to grow in the knowledge of who we are in you and to live in light of our true identity.