Prayer for January 25: Please pray with me. God who claims us, come and claim us today. We swear our allegiance to many things Holy One. We claim allegiance to nation, party, people, ideas, brands, teams, work, family, friends, and more. But is our allegiance to you just another item on the list? Or is it something more – the foundation that guides all else? We don’t live in an either/or world Lord – we live in a world that is on a continuum. And our allegiances are along that continuum. Where does our allegiance to you lie on that line? Let our allegiance to you go beyond mere words to changing our hearts and minds and in so doing changing our actions. Let us live out what it means to follow you. Amen.