Prayer for April 21, 2020: Please pray with me. God who stretches us, you give us everything we need. You give it to us first so that we are armed with what we need to carry out your will. It may not be exactly what we were hoping for, but it will be what we need. Stretch us in love – to love not only our neighbors, but also our enemies. Stretch our minds – to embrace diversity of belief. Stretch our hands out – to embrace all people around us. Stretch our wallets – to use the money you provide us with to build up your kingdom. Stretch our hearts – to care for your people and your creation. Stretch our tongues – to proclaim the Good News to all who will listen. Stretch our legs – to walk in the ways of peace that you show us. Stretch us, so that we may be warmed up to do the work of your mission. Amen.