Keep me from distractions, temptations, and any thought or action that would draw me away from my devotion to you, O Lord.

I rejoice in your power to hold my attention and in your desire always to bring me back to the true aim in Christ.

Your discipline is painful for the moment, our Father in Heaven. But we are glad for its purpose and thankful for its result, that we may share in your holiness.

May our eyes stay steady on our Lord Jesus Christ, to learn from him the practice of constancy.