Prayer for June 11: Please pray with me. God who encounters us, help us to be honest. We are afraid of encountering you. To often we speak words that say we want to encounter you, but have attitudes like Job – wanting to avoid you because we know how you are. When you encounter people, their lives are changed for good. How scary this is for so many though. It means we are not in control and have never been in control. Yet we continue to lie to ourselves in thinking that we can control our lives. Open us to be willing to encounter you and be changed. Open us to be willing to let go of everything for your sake. Open us. Amen.