Prayer for August 27: Please pray with me. God who calls us into relationship, open our ears to hear your call for us. Open us to receive you. Open us to follow you. Lord, we are a people who would rather be spectators. But that is not what you have in mind for us. You love us so much, you want to know us, be close to us, live with us, love us. You make yourself vulnerable with us so that true love can flourish. Open us to receive this and to embody it. Open us to follow you in living vulnerable with others so they may also know love. Amen.