Prayer for November 15: Please pray with me. Holy one, you come to us, yet often we prefer you to stay arms length away. We want you close, just not too close. If you get too close, then we would have to change our ways, our language, our beliefs, our politics, our use of money, and more. That’s really uncomfortable Lord. That would mean you would be lord of our lives. As independent people, we don’t want to give us the perception of control over our lives – even though it is really false. Forgive us when we push you away. Open our hearts and minds to be embraced by you, to follow you. Amen.