Prayer for May 28: Please pray with me. God of life, you offer us life and invite us to participate in new life. There is great anger and fear in the world and oh how badly we feel we must respond in fear and anger. But you have a different way. Fear and anger only lead to death. Your ways are not our ways Lord. We can say this because so many refuse to even try your ways. We tell ourselves we will try love, peace, mercy, and grace when we get our acts together, when we correct one more person, when “those” people stop screwing things up. We put ourselves in the place of being the savior of the world. But that is not our role. You are the Savior of the world. And you call us to live a new life. A way of peace, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. It is not an easy path in our world. Yet, it is a path that gives us life. Thank you for this path. Redirect when we step off the path. Let us be instruments of your peace, grace, mercy, and love. Amen.