Prayer for October 4: Please pray with me. God of the universe, you have to be laughing. You have got to be laughing at humanity and our ridiculous attempts to control things here on earth. That works out so well so often doesn’t it? Lord help us, for our own sake. Strip us of our egos that make us think we know all the answers. Open our hearts to recognize that the game of politics and partisanship is something in which no one wins in the end. Instead, radically reorient us to a different way of living and being Lord. A way of life in which we care for our neighbors, regardless of who they are. A way of life in which we care for creation, so that it will be around for future generations. A way of life in which we empower people rather than enslave them or make them dependent on our political systems that seek to consolidate power for its own sake. Help us to see and know how ridiculous our power struggles are, and how dangerous and damaging they are to people. Amen.
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 October 21: Please pray with me. God who leads us, today we pray a simple prayer – You are our salvation, not any person, system of government, political party, ideology, or other human-made thing. Only you. May we rest secure in this and help us to trust that you keep your promises. Amen.
Prayer for October 6: Please pray with me. Expansive God who knows no end, today we pray for our politics. Yes Lord, this is a big prayer. We hand over all of our politics over to you Lord. We’ve screwed it up pretty good with our own ambitions, addiction to power, division, lust for being right, and worse. Only you can fix this. But instead of just fixing it, please replace it with your kingdom. Amen.
Prayer for September 27: Please pray with me. Holy God, today we come before in the aftermath of a political debate. People are divided, feeling lost, looking for direction and vision. We know that only you are our salvation Lord, that no human can ever be salvation for a nation or anyone else. Help us to see this when it comes to our politics. Amen.