Prayer for February 18: Please pray with me. God of Good News, open our eyes, our hearts, and our minds to encounter your Good News. The world is full of bad news. It seeks to distract us and grab our attention. It is addicted to drama and anger, offense and idolatry. The world is a pusher of the drug of being right. And we are addicts who can’t seem to stop when we want. The drugs of distraction, scapegoating, and division are too appealing, even though we know they are deadly. Break us free from these addictions Lord. Set us free so that we can hear your Good News for our lives. Set us free so that we can see you at work in the world around us. Set us hearts free so that when you encounter us and give us grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, and peace, we may recognize these things. Set us free so that we may be instruments of your peace for the world. Thank you for not giving up on us. Amen.