Prayer for July 27: Please pray with me. God of truth, today we pray to lessen our desire to be right. Help us to see that humility is a better way to live and that being open to the idea that we might be wrong takes all of us much farther in life. At the same time, we’re being very careful in what we ask for Lord. Please don’t humble us – we don’t think we are prepared for what that might look like. Maybe a better way would be to tire us out when we are so stuck on being right. It’s exhausting being right and always trying to correct and save everyone Lord. Please make that exhaustion so big and tiring that we just give up on the whole notion of trying to be right all the time. Help us to have a listening ear and open arms – even with our enemies. We can’t change them, but we can forgive them, show them grace and mercy, and offer them love. What they do in response is out of our control. Give us the strength to be an example, to be your representative here, in this place – to be your hands, feet, and mouth. Amen.
Prayer for July 27