Prayer for December 21: Please pray with me. God who is, today we pray that you would help us to see that our politics are not your politics, that your ways are much higher than our ways. Help us to see that our divisions and loyalties to party and ideology and right thinking cause untold problems, pain, division, and destruction. Remind us, slap us if you must – that in you there are no divisions, all are one in Christ. Amen.
Prayer for November 18: Please pray with me. Triune God, today we pray that you might unite us. We aren’t looking for some kind of happy, happy, joy, joy, ignoring the challenges and division we face kind of unity Lord. That’s just sugar coating what we face. Turn us to face the truth that exists – that we separate each other, we divide ourselves, we fight one another. We do these things for a variety of reasons, but in reality, it comes down to this – we have pushed you away along with others. Turn us Lord to see you in those around us. And in so doing, may we see what unites us all here on earth – that we are a part of your creation. It is a vast creation with so many uniquenesses and differences, yet at the core, it is all yours. Amen.
Prayer for November 11: Please pray with me. God of service, we pray a prayer of thanksgiving for all veterans – those who have served their country. You call on us to live out our vocations fully as a way to be your presence to the world and those around us. This can even be done by those that serve in the military. We also pray that your Spirit would blow through the world to make wars and division cease so that other men and women will not have to risk their lives to keep others safe. Amen.
Prayer for October 7: Please pray with me. God of all humanity, today we pray that you rip our desire to divide and separate people away from us. It’s extremely exhausting keeping track of who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. It’s draining to investigate what everyone believes to see who the heretics are. It’s tiring to maintain the mantle of protecting you as though you need us for anything. Instead, you, tell us that your yoke is light. It has to be compared to the huge divisive stone we put on our own backs. Cut us free from this stone so we can fully be who you created us to be. Amen.