Prayer for August 28: Please pray with me. God who is, who was, and who will be – today we pray that you would give us the courage to answer your call. When Jesus asked “Who do you say that I am?” the disciples were scared to answer. We understand their fear Lord. If the answer is an acknowledgement of God, then we can’t just smile and nod and ignore your words and continue living how we want. Instead, we are called to imitate, to follow, to live differently. We are called to communicate differently. We are called to live out our relationships differently. We are called to live out our vocations differently. We are called to use our financial resources differently. We are called to recognize that everything we have is yours and that you have made us stewards. You call us to use these resources and our very lives to participate in the unfolding of the reign of God. No wonder it’s scary to declare that you are God. Give us the courage to live into the faith you give us. Amen.