Prayer for June 20

Prayer for June 20: Please pray with me.  God of uncertainty, we float about in the storms of life.  We desperately want security, safety, and to be in control.  We think that is the highest value in life.  But it is not.  You don’t call us to safety, security, and control.  You call us to something far different – risk, welcome, uncertainty.  The prophets knew this well – this is why they tried to run from you.  They knew that what you called them to was a calling of risk and uncertainty – a message of invitation.  A radical message that many reject in favor of control over their own lives and the lives of others.  Yet, you gave them faith to carry forward – to proclaim your radical message for the people to hear.  And you did not abandon them.  Give us the faith to live risky lives for the Gospel.  To be uncomfortable and inconvenienced.  To acknowledge how scared we are and to seek you – to know that we will not be alone or forgotten.  Amen.

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