Prayer for October 19: Please pray with me. Holy God, today we pray for respect. This is something that seems lacking in our society today. Give us the courage to respect those we disagree with, maybe be those we think are wrong, or worse, dangerous. How on earth can we possibly expect to see the fullness of your reign when we keep getting in the way by our actions towards others?!? Soften our hearts and lower our shields. Yes, this is a risky prayer Lord. It’s one where we put our money where our mouth is and is summed up by this statement: Give us the courage to live out what we claim to believe. Amen.