Prayer for November 2: Please pray with me. God who leads us, we are called to be your disciples. Discipleship is an easy concept – we follow what you tell us to do. We copy what you have done and are capable of doing. Yet, why is this so hard? Why do we fall over and over again? Why do we insist on doing things our own way – a way that doesn’t work. Your way isn’t really that difficult when it comes down to it – you call us to love people, to feed people, to clothe people, to welcome people, to care about people. Help us to put away our desires to place things and stuff and money ahead of people. Help us to put away our loyalties to parties and politics ahead of people. Help us to listen to you and to simply follow you. Amen.