Help us to go deep
in our relationship with you,
in our relationships with each other,
in our understanding of ourselves,
in our understanding of the world,
in our ability and willingness to forgive,
in our experience of your grace, and
in our knowing and sharing of your love.
Forgive us for when we choose
the shallow, easy, and lazy way.
Lead us instead to choose
the deep, difficult, and committed way.