We desire public esteem
We desire to be praised for our wisdom
We even desire radical generosity
But they are nothing without love.
We do not desire patience and kindness.
Keep us from envy, boasting, pride, rudeness, self-seeking, anger and hatred.
Make our hearts to delight in truth,
To always protect,
To be full of trust, hope and perseverance.
May we look not at what is temporary but at what is eternal.
May we contemplate the cross and your love that is the source and foundation of all love
For your glory alone