God of surprises, you point us in directions that challenge our assumptions of the way things are.
The kingdom of God is a place that gathers all together, but so often we have trouble coming together as people from different walks of life with different life experiences.
Put in our paths opportunities for service where we may be stretched, and come in contact with need in the world.
Help us to respond in genuine ways so that all may have a share in the reign you are bringing into being.
Through the one with authority and compassion, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen
–Thanks to Rev. Tyler Gingrich, CLWR’s Youth Engagement Coordinator, for contributing our prayers this month.