Prayer for May 28, 2020: Please pray with me. God who gives us our identity, open our eyes. Open our eyes to see what you have created us for. Open our eyes to see the Image of God in ourselves. Open our eyes to see this in others too – especially those we deem our enemies. Why is this so difficult Lord? Why do we insist on our blurred sight that seeks to find enemies to conquer, rather than family members to love? Why do we insist on making others in our own image, rather them seeing them and us made in your image? What is it about being in control that we so desire? Yet we don’t want the actual responsibility of being in control. We’d rather blame you when something goes bad. How childish is that? Yet, you put us with us. Again and Again. Why? Open us to new ways of being, to embracing the identity you give us. Amen.