Prayer for November 9: Please pray with me. Holy Word, today we pray for those who enter into holy conversations – those times when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable with someone else and where you are present. These are sacred times in which we feel your presence, hear your words of hope, mercy, joy, and peace. Words matter Lord – and you know it. You are the ultimate Word. Words shape us and change us. If we didn’t believe this, then we wouldn’t be praying. Open our ears to hear your Word through the lips of those around us and to be the lips that proclaim boldly your loving and saving presence in a world that is in need of grace, mercy, peace, and forgiveness. Amen.