Prayer for May 29: Please pray with me. Holy Word, dwell with us. Your words are holy. You speak to us in many ways – through Scripture, through holy men and women, in ways we can’t imagine. Your word is a word of life for us. Often your word is a mirror that is put in our face – forcing us to see ourselves for who we really are. Often your word is a mirror that reflects the world around us – forcing us to see it for what it really is. Prod us into holy conversations – conversations that we would really rather not have. Prod us into holy conversations that deal with uncomfortable challenges that we face individually, as congregations, and as a nation. Bring together those who are open to the conversation – to talking and listening. Open our hearts and our ears to hear your word in our midst and how it is expressed to different people. Help us to see that the other is connected to us. Help us to understand that we are to love our enemy because they are no different than a brother or sister to us. We are connected to them. Amen.