Prayer for April 29: Please pray with me. God who calls us and moves us, today we ask that you prod us to be the first to act – the first to be peaceful; the first to be the one that lays down our desire to be right; the first to be the one to listen; the first to be the one to offer and show respect to those we disagree with. Help us to be the first to act, not waiting for the other person to act or waiting for the perfect situation. Help us to remember that peace and love and respect are not a destination, but a way of living that starts with us. Amen.