Prayer for July 11: Please pray with me. God of truth, today we pray for wisdom. We need it Lord. So often we get so caught up in making sure we are right that it becomes an idol that we worship at the expense of those around us and across the world. We become egotistical enough to believe that we have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and that anyone who disagrees with our truth is wrong, or worse, evil. Yet, we are called to show mercy, to offer forgiveness, to live in love and to be a neighbor – even to the ones who we have been told are our enemies. Help us to turn from asking to reign death down on those enemies because they are wrong and we are right to showering them with love – love we first received from you. Love that we pass on to all. Love that is costly to us, but life giving to all. Amen.
Prayer for July 11