Prayer for March 22: Please pray with me. God of mission, you call on us to be your disciples. You called the disciples in the bible by simply stating “follow me.” And they did. You didn’t say, “follow me when you have your act together,” or “follow me when you are ready,” or “follow me when you have learned the correct beliefs.” Rather, you said, “follow me.” Following you is inconvenient and uncomfortable Lord. And it should be. Encountering you means that our lives are about to change. Make us so uncomfortable and inconvenienced by poverty, war, shootings, violence, homelessness, human trafficking, prostitution, broken relationships, drugs, additions, pornography, corruption, narcissism, inflated egos, division, and greed that we are moved to act. Move us to live out the grace, forgiveness, love, peace, and hope that you give us. Let it spread from us to all the world. Put us on mission so that your mission may spread and your kingdom may grow. Amen.
Prayer for February 23: Please pray with me. God of mission, touch our hearts today with your Spirit. Make them burn with a desire to be radical – to radically love, forgive, show mercy, and walk the way of peace. Let us be fools for you in ways that touch hearts that need your touch. Amen.
Prayer for September 7: Please pray with me. God who accomplishes all things, today we pray that we would let go of the need to be so very busy. Help us to realize that all that needs to be accomplished has been accomplished. Help us to see that our work is not something that advances our salvation, yet it is our call and vocation to participate in your mission to the world – to reconcile and restore creation’s relationship with you. Amen.