Prayer for June 30, 2020: Please pray with me. God of hope, we need a dose of hope. We are culture that is tearing itself apart. Although I’m not sure why. We seek out division along partisan lines, although I don’t know why. We seek out how others are wrong, although I’m not sure why. We seek out ways to purposefully offend and dehumanize others, although I don’t understand why. We seek out ways to exert control over others, although I don’t know why. We seek out ways to belittle others, although I don’t understand why. None of it makes any sense. It is insanity. But you are a God who brings order our of chaos. Insanity is chaos personified. But you are a God who doesn’t fight chaos, instead you reorder chaos into order. And your order if holy. You way is holy. Your burden is light. You invite all to participate in your will and your vision. Why would anyone reject that? It makes no sense. Help us when we lose our senses and reject you and turn away from you. Help us when we prefer the burden of enslavement to sin, rather than the yoke of your ways. Forgive us. And send us out to proclaim Good News to a word that seeks to silence your Good News. Amen.