Prayer for September 14, 2020: Please pray with me. God of forgiveness, thank you. Thank you for giving us forgiveness. Thank you for not basing forgiveness on whether we earn it or not. We’d all be screwed if you did. Change our hearts because of your forgiveness – melt them so that we offer forgiveness to others. Forgiveness is so essential right now in the midst of deep divisions over politics, race, sexuality, and more. When we approach these divisions from hard stands about others, we become cold hearted and unforgiving. We replace mercy with revenge and violence in our words. We stop seeing the image of God in others and start seeing inhumane enemies that we want to destroy. This is not your way. If we are truly your followers, then please transform us, soften our hearts, and let us give out forgiveness freely. Amen.