Prayer for June 20: Please pray with me. God of uncertainty, we float about in the storms of life. We desperately want security, safety, and to be in control. We think that is the highest value in life. But it is not. You don’t call us to safety, security, and control. You call us to something far different – risk, welcome, uncertainty. The prophets knew this well – this is why they tried to run from you. They knew that what you called them to was a calling of risk and uncertainty – a message of invitation. A radical message that many reject in favor of control over their own lives and the lives of others. Yet, you gave them faith to carry forward – to proclaim your radical message for the people to hear. And you did not abandon them. Give us the faith to live risky lives for the Gospel. To be uncomfortable and inconvenienced. To acknowledge how scared we are and to seek you – to know that we will not be alone or forgotten. Amen.
Prayer for June 29: Please pray with me. God of wonder, fill us with wonder. Help us to see the incredible beauty that surrounds us – even in times of sorrow and pain. Help us to appreciate mystery and uncertainty. Amen.
Prayer for April 19: Please pray with me. Accompanying God, today we ask that you walk with us when we are uncertain. As much as we would love to have a clear vision or voice from you of what we are supposed to do, we know that your ways are mysterious and beyond our ways. Help us to dwell in the discomfort of uncertainty of life, of unanswered questions, raised concerns, and questioned assumptions. Not for the sake of being uncomfortable, but rather so that we can wrestle with these things and gain a better understanding and insight into truth. Help us to change our attitudes and beliefs to align with reality and your will for us. And forgive us when we try to change reality and your will to our own wants and selfish desires. Amen.