Prayer for February 21: Please pray with me. God of faith, we need the faith that you give. If it were left up to us, we would ignore you. We would try to do things our own way. Never mind that we have tried that over and over again – and each time we have failed. We fear following you if we are honest. We fear it because it means that we are not in control. Yet, we have never been in control. We never will be. Why do we want to be? Give us faith. Give us the faith to follow – to be your followers. The world is full of leaders. What the world needs is followers. Lead us and give us the courage to follow. Amen.