Prayer for August 22: Please pray with me. God of refuge, you offer us sanctuary when we seek forgiveness. Our churches and holy places are called places of sanctuary. A sanctuary is a place of refuge, a place that protects, a place that offers immunity from law. We are sinners Lord – we have broken your law, over and over. And we seek sanctuary before you. We seek your mercy and grace. We seek your forgiveness. We thank you for giving us sanctuary. Open our hearts to offer the same sanctuary to others. Amen.