Prayer for January 17: Please pray with me. God of all, today we come to you in mercy. We like to think that we are yours, but we act as though you only control the parts that we offer. You aren’t a God of 50%, or 75%, or even 99%. Rather, it’s all 100% that you desire. There is no wiggle room with you when it comes to our lives. Yet, we think we can fool you. We are only fooling ourselves though. Forgive us with our ideas about controlling our lives. Redirect us from this. While we would love to see what you have in store for us, we also know that if you did, it would scare us half to death and we would run away. Instead, help us to listen to you and to follow your call for our lives and each day. Amen.