Prayer for July 19: Please pray with me. God of all time, you call us out of the past and set us moving forward in the present as we approach the future. You call us to leave the past behind so that we can follow you right now. You call us to learn from the past so that we can move forward, not be shackled by the past and repeat the same mistakes. You call us into the present to die daily so that new life can spring forth – thriving life. You call us into the present to be your presence to those around us. Help us to let go of nostalgia – the false belief of how things used to be, and instead take hold of the truth of the past, present, and future – the truth that you kingdom is unfolding in our midst. Make us instruments of your peace and participants in your kingdom. Amen.