Once again, like so many of the prayers found here, this prayer runs counter to so much in our culture today. It is all about being other-centered instead of self-centered and essentially living a life of love and service to others. Such an attitude is essential for anyone who wants to grow in sobriety and break free from compulsive behaviors.
Of course some would contend that the essence of this prayer is for anyone who wants to grow spiritually and connect more deeply with their creator. Our Lord Himself came not to be served but to serve and give himself as a ransom for us. We have a perfect example and no matter how opposite this message is to popular notions, it is the core of the Christian Message.
Actually, it is the core of many spiritualities that have lately fallen out of style.
They seem to help some of us.
That is more than enough reason to keep planting them again and again and again...