Prayer for August 18: Please pray with me. God of Good News, today we pray that your Good News would penetrate through all the spam that we are inundated with. We hear bad news, terrible news, destructive new, violent news, fake news, spin, political fights, and more. We are bombarded with these messages – and often can’t even escape them. We are hit with these messages from the moment we get up to the moment we go to sleep. Give us respite and a reprieve from these messages that are really nothing more than spam – things we don’t really want and never asked for. Instead, let your Good News be shouted loud and clear. Let it be proclaimed to the mountain tops. We need good news Lord. We are desperate for good news. And lucky for us – we have that. You have the best news in the history of creation. Let your Good News fill our hearts and in so doing, give us the courage to share it without apology. Help us to share it in how we live, how we talk, and what we write. Amen.