Prayer for March 22

Prayer for March 22: Please pray with me. God of mission, you call on us to be your disciples.  You called the disciples in the bible by simply stating “follow me.”  And they did.  You didn’t say, “follow me when you have your act together,” or “follow me when you are ready,” or “follow me when you have learned the correct beliefs.” Rather, you said, “follow me.”  Following you is inconvenient and uncomfortable Lord.  And it should be.  Encountering you means that our lives are about to change.  Make us so uncomfortable and inconvenienced by poverty, war, shootings, violence, homelessness, human trafficking, prostitution, broken relationships, drugs, additions, pornography, corruption, narcissism, inflated egos, division, and greed that we are moved to act.  Move us to live out the grace, forgiveness, love, peace, and hope that you give us.  Let it spread from us to all the world.  Put us on mission so that your mission may spread and your kingdom may grow.  Amen.

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