Prayer for April 11: Please pray with me. God of the unexpected – surprise us. Ut-oh. Maybe we should be careful what we wish for. You are a God that does the unexpected, that shows up in unexpected way, that loves in unexpected ways. Too often we try to control you – or so we think we can. We put you in a box. How humorous! You cannot be contained. You are God, we are mere creations. We belong to you, not the other way around. Open us to be surprised by you. Open our eyes to see you in places and ways that we don’t expect. Help us to know that you are already there. Help us to understand that what is really surprising is that we would believe that you are limited. Amen.