Prayer for October 5: Please pray with me. God who is like a heart surgeon, today we ask for some major heart surgery. Yes Lord, we need you to look at our hearts – they are faulty. They lead us to believe that we are in control. They lead us to believe that it’s ok to exclude and divide. They lead us to believe that we are the exclusive holders of what is right. Cut away all the things that harm our hearts, that make our hearts hard. Use the surgeon’s knife to remove the pieces of our hearts that aren’t working the way you intend, and replace those parts with your will, mercy, love, and forgiveness. Give us hearts that are on fire for you and lead us to care out your will for us. Amen.
Prayer for July 5: Please pray with me. Holy God, today we pray for vision. Help us with our unbelief. Help us to believe that you are active in the world, so that we can see it. We struggle with our belief at times God because we are bombarded with images that proclaim a different message. Give us vision to see, a voice to speak, and strength to live out the Good News that you have already touched our own lives and the world as your kingdom continues to unfold right before our eyes. Amen.
Prayer for June 6: Please pray with me. Living God, today we pray for openness – help us to be open to experiencing you in a real way today. Help us to see past the restrictions that many place on you. Help us to open your Word and read the richness that you offer our lives. Help us to see you in those we meet. Help us to take our faith and belief and urge us to action – to carry out that belief and faith instead of argue about who is right. Help us to be your hands, feet, eyes, and mouth – to offer grace and love to a hurting world that is desperate for a light in the world. Amen.