A Prayer for the Proud and Lonely

What if humankind is alone in the universe with nothing but our own courage and ingenuity to see us through?

To the ego, this sounds like a dream.
Like an encouraging notion.

It seems to be our collective ethos at the moment.

No wonder so many of us are exploding like spent comets in recent years. What a heavy yoke to be burdened with such self-centeredness and grandiosity.

Turn us to you, oh gracious God.
Extract our trust in our egoic ambitions
and put our self-centeredness to death
so that we may surrender into you, our only Source
and be made anew.