Prayer for September 28: Please pray with me. God of mercy, come to our aid. We live in a time of many excuses. We rationalize away bad behavior that destroys people’s lives, including our own. We want to shrink away from the responsibility. Yet, you call us to uncomfortable lives. What is more uncomfortable than confession Lord. We are all broken – every single one of us. We have all screwed up. And we all run from facing that reality. Gently humble us to confess and seek forgiveness and reconciliation. Confession is not easy. But it is a first step to knowing that we need you. Amen.