One of my favorite prayers is the prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola:
“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding
and my entire will.
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours: do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace.
That is enough for me.”
Love and grace…that’s all I really need. So why do I cling to so many things? I guess my prayer should be to be able to say this prayer and really mean it.