Prayer for January 11: Please pray with me. God who calls us and sends us out, we want to listen, but we don’t. We want to answer your call, but in our own way. Yet you have different plans for us. You are in the business of changing lives, for creating miracles. And you use us to do this. Give us the courage to be your tools, to be your hands and feet, to be your voice and to share your words of grace, forgiveness, peace, and love to those that desperately need to hear it – and to those who don’t realize that they need it too. Use us as the tools that bring about change in people’s lives. And change us too. This isn’t just about others encountering you and being changed. It also for us. Encounter us, change our lives so that we can bring you with us to other so they can encounter you as well and have their lives changed. Amen.
Prayer for October 27: Please pray with me. God who fixes things, be the great repairer of our lives. So often we plan out so much, yet it doesn’t turn out the way we want it to. So often, many say to you “I never expected life to go this way.” But also help us to see that it is not our plans that ultimately matter – rather it is your will and the unfolding of your kingdom that matters. Open our hearts and align our wills with this unfolding. Make us open to this – especially when it doesn’t look like what we planned, which happens to be most of the time. Amen.