Prayer for November 8, 2021: Please pray with me. God of those who are called names and labeled, you must be pretty busy. There seems to be an ample supply of name calling, labeling people, anger, demands that things happen a certain way, and other inappropriate euphemisms. What is our fascination with putting other people down? Is it because we don’t know how to interact with people we disagree with? That seems odd since humanity is all about a variety of belief systems. Yet the amount of wars, killing, and violence seems to indicate that we are slow learners. Is it because we are so insecure in what we believe that we think that any criticism will bring the whole house of cards down? In which case our beliefs seem shaky at best and why are we embracing them? Is it because we think we are gods – in control of everything. How silly – all we need to do is look around and see that we are not in control and never have been. And our idea of control is warped anyway. Whatever the reason, put a stop to all of it. We seem addicted to acting like toddlers rather than adults. Show us how to put away our childish behavior. Amen.
Call to Action: How are you using social media? To uplift people? To tear down and dehumanize others? Is social media just another weapon in an ongoing war over who is right? Or is a platform in which Good News is proclaimed? Choose wisely, regardless of what others may do.