Prayer for July 24: Please pray with me. God who is present, you make yourself known in many ways. As your followers, you call us out of private piety and into public witness – to make your message known to the nations. You tell us through Scripture that faith is not just a private matter – that it has an impact on the world. When we gather to worship, we do so in community, publicly. When we witness to what it means to love, to show mercy, to move towards peace, we do so publicly. What is the point of a private faith that has no public impact? Send us out publicly Lord. Send us out in faith. Amen.