Prayer for September 5: Please pray with me. God who isn’t easy, give us what we need to follow you. What you tell us is not always what we want to hear. What you tell us isn’t what we want to believe. What you tell us is not what we want for our lives. No, we would rather try to be in control. But that never works out well. Only you have the words of eternal life. Only you have the way to live. Only you have what is needed – love, forgiveness, mercy, grace. Amen.