Prayer for September 5: Please pray with me. God of glory, oh how we want and bask in glory. We think we know what glory is, but really we are clueless about it. Glory isn’t about the spot light being on us. Glory is something far different. Oh how easy it is to live the way of this world – to desire to be king or queen, in charge, making the rules. Oh how easy it is to destroy our enemies and those in the way. Oh how easy it is to respond to violence with violence – we feel justified. Oh how easy to live the way this world has lived for centuries. But you offer a different way. A difficult path. Yet a path that leads to life – thriving life. Set us on this path Lord. Walk with us and pull us back when we start to wander from the path. Amen.