1 Samuel 8.20
Then we'll be just like all the other nations.
God, may we never conform to what is around us, may we not look to just what is around us and keep our gaze low, keep our vision darkened by immediate but short-lived gratification. may we set our sights on you - higher, holy, set apart - may we open our hearts and open our minds to your truth, to what you say about us, to how you see us and how you see everyone and everything else around us. thank you for giving us your word, for revealing not only a part of yourself to us but your blessed plan for us, your real identity for us. thank you for letting us see how we can be, how much better-off we are with you at the helm. there's just no other way to live, there simply is no life apart from you.