Prayer for October 13, 2021: Please pray with me. God of hypocrites, we dare to reach out to you. Hypocrisy tears us apart, but we are addicted to it. We comfort ourselves into believing that because we believe the “right” things, then it doesn’t matter what we do, how we live out those beliefs. But how destructive that is. We commit violence to the very beliefs we claim to hold dear. We commit violence to our very selves each time we act the opposite of what we claim to believe. Why do we do this? What benefit is there? To think that being right is more important? To avoid our own brokenness? To deflect? I don’t know how you do it Lord. I don’t know how you see our hypocrisy and yet still love us knowing that we will do it again and again. Thank you is the only thing I can say. Thank you for loving this hypocrite. It’s the only hope we all have. The only chance of being transformed. Amen.
Call to Action: what would happen if you truly lived into the things you claimed to believe? How would you life be different? Take a few minutes today and do a self-examination. Ask yourself what you lose by aligning your beliefs with your actions. What are the difficult ones? What are the ones that you struggle with? What are the ones you project onto others rather than deal with in your own life? What are you going to do about it?