Prayer for May 9: Please pray with me. God of life, death, and resurrection, come to us. Be with us through all stages of our life. And help us to let go of the false notion that we are in control. Why do we cling to this notion? It is so clearly a lie, yet, a pervasive one. Why do we desire to sit in your place through control? Help us to let go of the idea of being in control, of being right, of being first, of being more than others. In the end, we are no different than everyone else. On Ash Wednesday, Christians hear the phrase – “Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Transform us in ways that we remember this. Transform us so that we live out what we claim to believe about you. Transform us to cling to you. Amen.