We do much of our living willy-nilly;
we do it haphazardly and without planning.
As a result, we’re often all over the place.
On the one hand, we need
more focus and direction.
Help us to grow in our
understanding of what it means
to serve you,
to follow Jesus, and
to be led by the Spirit.
Help us to grow in
our commitment and
ability to love you with
everything we are and to
love our neighbors as
we love ourselves.
Help us to grow
in purpose, and
On the other hand, we wouldn’t
want to live without spontaneity.
So insofar as it is appropriate and
healthy, help us to live our lives
willy-nilly; let us know the fun
and joy of taking life as it comes.
So give us focus and direction,
except when we can do without it …