Prayer for September 22, 2020: Please pray with me. God who softens hearts, boy do we need you. While we face multiple things that have exposed our brokenness – a pandemic, climate catastrophes, racial injustice, and economic problems – we still ignore another deep problem, our stubbornness. How much has our stubbornness contributed or been the cause of these other problems? I’m not sure I want to know. Throughout Scripture you call on us to harden not our hearts, but when I look around it seems as though there are many hardened hearts and minds. I weep over this. I don’t understand the willful stubbornness that contradicts the two great commandments – to love you and to love our neighbor. Why must humanity be so very stubborn? Soften our hearts. Amen.