Dear Heavenly Father, too often I have not come to You in prayerful submission, and offered my prayers and request to You as I ought, but have sought to provide for what I thought I needed, without coming to You first in prayer. I have tried to do things in my own strength in the area of relationship, job, finances and even happiness, and I have discovered that the things that I so often desire turn out to be the opposite of what is best for my life.
Forgive me for not relying on You as I ought. Forgive me for trying to make things work out my way and trying to provide what I think is best for myself. Lord, You know me better than I know myself and I want to learn to rely on You and not to try to do everything in my own strength.
Teach me Your ways and Your will. Help me to seek first the things of God and help me to learn how to hand over the reins of my life to You on a daily basis, for You know the way I should take and You know what I best need for my life.
Thank You for what You are teaching me. I pray You would teach me more and more to rely on You and to rely less and less on myself. To You be all praise and glory, in Jesus' name,