By your grace and by your Spirit, move our motives toward being the kind of motives that accurately reflect our identity as your children and as Jesus’ followers.
First, though, make us more aware of our motives. Help us to grow past knee-jerk reactions and unthinking actions; make us ever cognizant of why we think what we think, say what we say, and do what we do.
Second, make us more sensitive to the ways in which our motives need to change and to mature. Move us past selfishness, fear, anxiety, and pride; move us toward selflessness, faith, hope, and humility.
Third, form our spirit so that love—your love—will be our sole motive.