Prayer for March 2, 2020: Please pray with me. God of life, you are the essence of what life is about. Things that are alive change, adapt, grow, and transform. That is you. You are alive. And it is what you offer each one of us. Too often we claim to fear change. But really, it is not change that we fear. We fear no longer being in control, knowing what is going to happen. We fear losing whatever privilege we may have. We fear not being the center of it all. But why? If we were really in control, we wouldn’t have anything to fear. Maybe what we really fear is finding out that it was a lie we told ourselves that we were ever in control. But your message gives us a different message – an empowering message. A message that says that we are not in control. A message that allows us to be who we are – fully. A message that tells us that you love us anyway. Thank you. Amen.