Dear God, I want so badly to be a good person, to always do what is right and good. Right now I am confused because what I want to do, I sometimes fail to do. I feel guilty and ashamed when I fall short of my own expectations.
I admit that I have not stopped to ask if you expect me to be perfect. I guess I just expect it of myself. I truly need your help to admit that my greatest failure is my failure to accept your unconditional love for me, as imperfect as I am. Please forgive me for trying too hard to be someone I cannot be. Help me accept myself as a limited person, like everyone else. Help me forgive myself for being less than perfect. Help me dare to let the joy of your love into my life, that I may live and sleep in peace. Amen.