Prayer for August 2: Please pray with me. God of strength, today we pray for the strength to get through this week. So often we are run down and drained. We feel the negative emotions of a world weighed down with grief and despair. Give us strength to see this in others, accompany them, and show them that there is so much more in life than this. Give us the strength to help others up out of the rut of life and into new life with you. Amen.