I am beginning to know how much I miss
when I fail to talk to you in prayer.
Through prayer I receive into my life
the strength and guidance that only you can give.
Forgive me for the pride and presumption
that make me continue to struggle
to manage my own challenges,
to the exhaustion of my
body, mind and soul.
I have come to know
that in boundless love and mercy
you are willing to work your good will
in the details of my life,
if only I would open myself
to you in prayer.
When I neglect to pray,
mine in the great loss.
Instill in my being the constant desire
to continually seek your presence.
May it be so.
(Guide to Prayer for Ministers - modified)