Prayer for May 21: Please pray with me. God who shows your favor on the outcast and poor – you are a generous God. Far more generous than we can imagine. You call on us to care for the poor and the outcast – to welcome the stranger. Move us from fear of the other to seeing how connected we are to others. Help us to see that our salvation is wrapped up in their salvation too. You are a God of community, not just individuals. You are a God who seeks the restoration of the whole of creation, not just humans. When you call to us, give us ears to hear and hearts to respond. Give us the courage to move forward in directions you take us. Amen.