Prayer for September 14: Please pray with me. God of forgiveness, boy do we need your forgiveness. We live in a world that is unforgiving. We have leaders who would rather raise the stakes and dig in that offer forgiveness or acknowledge the need for forgiveness. Yet, this is not a way to live and thrive. This goes beyond missing the mark Lord. Those things are minor. Rather, we need forgiveness for deeper things – broken relationship with you, with ourselves, with others, and with the rest of creation. Radically reorient us towards you and others. Amen.