I found this prayer in the novel I'm reading by Susan Howatch, Absolute Truths. Tell me that this isn't your prayer, as well as mine.
Oh God, save me from myself, save me from myself…this masterful self which manipulates your creation…this self which throws the thick shadow of its own purposes and desires in every direction in which I try to look, so that I cannot see what it is that you, my Lord and God, are showing to me. Teach me to stand out of my own light and let your daylight shine. __Austin Farrer, Warden of Keble College, Oxford, 1960-1968__