Prayer for August 31: Please pray with me. God who calls us to be followers, be with us. You call us to ventures that we don’t understand. You call us to risks we would rather not take. You call us to journeys that feel like we are lost. You call us to be your followers. And so often we don’t really understand the full extent of what that means. Yet, you keep calling us. Keep calling us Lord – sometimes we are a bit slow to grasp what it is you are calling us to. Sometimes we just don’t want to go, to follow. Often, we’d rather do things our own way, thinking that our ways are better than your ways. But keep calling us to follow you. Don’t quit on us or give up on us. Give us the courage to follow you. And give us the joy you promise when we follow you. Amen.