I have come to understand how much of my life is obsessed with control.
I want to be secure, so I try to control processes and ends that give me security.
I want have purpose, so I try to control my time and efforts to assure that they make me feel important and meaningful.
I want success, so I try to control my image and the “truth” about me I want people to know.
I want to be loved, so I try to control relationships in ways that meet my need for people to like and to value me.
I want to control, so that I, like Adam before me, may be like God.
Forgive me, O Father, Creator and Sustainer of all life,
Cause me to trust in you and have faith in your many mercies,
that I may be free from the desire and need to control.