Prayer for June 27: Please pray with me. God of all, you open the invitation to participate in your kingdom to all. You offer grace, mercy, forgiveness, joy, love, and peace. These are beautiful things that we need in our lives and for our lives to be about. You offer salvation to us. But it doesn’t end there. You aren’t a God of low expectations. You are a God of high expectations. You are a God of discipleship. To those whom much as been given, much is expected. You can given us so much – our very lives. And you expect that we will respond to this gift of life and faith by living it out as best we can, in sharing love and joy with others, in serving those who need to be served, in feeding the hungry, in clothing the naked, in being with the widow and the prisoner, and in so much more. We don’t do these things to earn your favor Lord. We do them because you have first done them for us and we thank you for that. Amen.