Prayer for July 24: Please pray with me. God of life, you come to us over and over again. You bring life, even while we push you away and prefer things our way. Only, our way leads to death. Come to us, persist in your endeavor, in spite of us. Thank you for your persistence. Thank you for your devotion. Thank you for not giving up on us. Thank you for knocking us down when we get in the way of your will. Your kingdom is unfolding before us, regardless of our cooperation with you. Somehow, someway, I find that beautiful Lord. Our ways become a joke in comparison to you and your ways. Keep moving forward. Don’t stop. Embrace us and keep inviting us in. Thank you. Amen.