Prayer for January 10

Prayer for January 10: Please pray with me. God of action, you call us to get up and get moving.  You are a God of movement.  You moved through the creation.  You moved through prophets.  You moved through people.  You move us still today.  You call to us, you invite us to participate in your movement.  Give us what we need to respond in trust, to be moved.  Move us with being uncomfortable and inconvenienced with the injustices that we see and turn a blind eye to – right in our midst.  Make us so uncomfortable and inconvenienced that we can’t avoid living out the faith that you give us.  And don’t let us get away with passing the buck onto someone else, as if they know more, are better, or can do a better job. You call on us for a reason.  You give us exactly what is needed at the right time, and in the right place.  You have a great deal of faith in us.  Yet, we doubt – ourselves, and the faith that you give us and have in us.  Forgive us, and show us that we are as ready as we’ll ever need to be to follow you.  Amen.

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Prayer for August 3

Prayer for August 3: Please pray with me.  Calming God, today we pray for all who live in anger.  We pray for those who are victimized and turn to anger.  We pray for those who get a rush from being angry.  We pray for all those who have to experience the wrath of another person.  Calm our hearts.  Lower our emotions from the anger that burns within.  Help us to see that anger only destroys and does not build up.  Help us also to not have a blind eye to injustice around us.  Let us not be angry about it, thinking that in anger we are doing something, but rather be moved by it to point that we act.  Amen.

Prayer for October 18

Prayer for October 18: Please pray with me. Incarnate God, today we pray that we would hear Jesus’s call to be persistent in prayer.  Let what we pray about matter so much that we, like the widow, get in your face with our petitions.  We aren’t crazy enough to think we have the answers God, so we aren’t demanding that you answer our petitions the way we want.  Instead, we ask that through prayer you transform us to be instruments of your kingdom and will.  And in so doing, send us out to be persistent in living out our call to love our neighbors, to be stewards of creation, to sound an alarm where there is injustice, and to seek to reconcile broken relationships.  Amen.