Prayer for May 10: Please pray with me. God who is patient, wow. You are the very definition of love. You are patient. You do not force your way into our lives, but rather keep offering the invitation to respond to you. That takes patience. What good is love if it is forced? It isn’t love. Open us to your invitation. Give us the courage to respond to you and your invitation. Give us the faith we need to let go of control and to grab a tight hold of you. And lead us forward, embracing the fact that we are not in control. Amen.