In the midst of this complex world and complex life,
show us how to keep things simple.
Help us to have, to maintain, and to develop
simple wants that we might be grateful for what we have,
simple trust that we might depend on you alone,
simple expectations that we might look forward to what tomorrow will bring,
a simple lifestyle that we might not be distracted by many things,
a simple love that we might do what we can when we can.
for hearing this simple prayer
for answering this simple request.