Prayer for December 9, 2021: Please pray with me. God of truth, guide us. Far too often humanity is more interested in being right than in knowing what is the truth. Being right gives us a sense that we are in control and that we know. Humans love the feeling of being in control and knowing. We have ever since we ate of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. Being right is just another wonderful juicy flavor of the same fruit. But that fruit is never satisfying. It leaves us hungry and wanting more. Only you can satisfy our hunger. Help us to let go of the desire to be right. Break us of it’s addicting hold. Replace it with our hunger for you and for the truth. Amen.
Call to Action: How important is being right to you? For today, talk with someone you disagree with on any subject and just listen. Let them explain their position. Don’t counter anything they say. Listen and then repeat back to them what you heard them say to see if it is accurate. And then thank them for sharing their insights. And walk away in gratitude.