Prayer for January 4: Please pray with me. God who makes disciples, we are called to follow. Boy, is that a scary proposition. “But God, I want to be in control!” “But God, I know what’s best for me!” “But God, what do you know about what’s best for me?” “But God…” Yet, the amazing thing is that you stick with us. You keep calling us. You refuse to quit. Why have you chosen us – weak, fragile creatures prone to listen to the ego. Yet you do as you have throughout the ages. Long ago, you called Abram to leave his home and his kindred. You called him to go to a “land that I will show you.” You call on us to leave what is familiar to go to a “land that I will show you.” Give us the courage to follow. Give us the weakness to stop fighting you. Give us the strength for the journey ahead. Give us ears that hear and eyes that see. Give us faith that can respond in trust to your call. Amen.