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: 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.