Prayer for September 12: Please pray with me. God who calls us to live out our faith, we call on you. Too often our desire is to shackle and limit you. Forgive us for that. Our human nature is drawn towards control of you, to be you. That is our sinful nature. Yet, this is not what your intention is. You want to draw us in, yet, so often, we push you away. Soften us to pulled into you as a mother or father embraces their child. You call us to live our faith in a public manner. Oh how we wish we could just have faith be a private matter. But what use is faith if it doesn’t impact the world? What good is a faith that demands no change from us or the world? What good is faith if it doesn’t cause us to participate in the unfolding of your kingdom? It is worthless. And we know it. Give us faith that is worthy of your calling. Send us out to share that faith and to watch how your faith impacts and changes the world. Amen.