Prayer for January 22: Please pray with me. God of the oppressed, how do we really see ourselves? Do we identify with the oppressed, poor, outcast? Do we think we are in one of these groups? Are we really though? Some who pray along certainly are Lord. Be with them as you promise you will. Some who pray along are definitely not Lord. Stir their hearts as you often do, to serve their neighbors. Some who pray think they are Lord. Open their eyes to know what being oppressed, poor, or an outcast is really like. Make us uncomfortable so that we are shaken up enough to walk with those that are actually oppressed, poor, and outcast from society. Make us so uncomfortable that we feel we have no choice but to speak up and act. To use our privilege and standing in society to raise up the oppressed, poor, and outcast. Amen.