Prayer for June 27

Prayer for June 27: Please pray with me.  God of the cross, you call us to pick up our cross and follow you. Open our ears to hear how radical that call is.  It’s not about bearing a burden or hardship.  It’s not a first world problem either. It’s picking up the instrument that could kill us – all for your sake.  To live in a Christ-like manner where we love our enemies and offer grace to those we disagree with – even bitterly.  To live differently than what our culture clamors for – being right at all costs and trampling those in the way.  Help up to have the courage to die to self, to die to culture, and to live the way you call us to live, so that more can experience true life.  Amen.

Prayer for June 26

Prayer for June 26: Please pray with me. Holy God of all creation, today we pray for people of all faiths.  Help us to see each other as children of God, not bitter enemies that need to be destroyed and killed.  Help us to learn to listen to one another so we can live in peace.  Help us to be peaceful and graceful to our neighbors of different faiths and no faith at all.  Help us to live like you have taught us – to be peaceful to those around us regardless of their beliefs.  Amen.