Emptying ourselves before the Lord is not a bad thing. When we begin the day as an empty vessel and ask the Holy Spirit to fill us, our direction, power and attitude towards the day completely belongs to God.
Bill Bright, founder of Cru, would begin each day with this prayer:
“Lord Jesus, today think with my mind, love with my heart, see with my eyes, listen with my ears, speak with my mouth, use my hands and my feet, for Your honor and glory. Today, fill me afresh with Your Spirit.”
Thanks to Rich Atkinson for this article he posted describing how a Cru staff member shared the prayer above with a university president and was encouraged by his response.