Our Father, we would not weary You in always asking for something. This morning we would pray You would take something from us. Take out of our hearts any bitterness that lies there, any resentment that curdles and corrodes our peace.
Take away the stubborn pride that keeps us from apology and confessing fault and makes us unwilling to open our hearts to one another. For if our hearts are closed to our colleagues, they are not open to You. We ask Your mercy in Jesus' name. Amen.
Peter Marshall, from "For All the Saints," page790