Sunday Prayer for 7/21/19: Prayer for the heat of the day

RevGalBlogPals | 7/20/2019 | Staff
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O God, recent days bring new meaning to the biblical phrase “in the heat of the day.” When the heat hits us, it’s like a physical blow. The heat confuses and exhausts us. It makes the head pound and the stomach upset. We find it hard to breathe, hard to think, hard to move, hard to care. If we can, we find ways to minimize our exposure to the heat.

But there are other kinds of heat out there. There’s hatred and abuse and toxic relationships. There is oppression and greed and objectification. There is fear, and being out of control, and having no one who cares. These kinds of heat hit us like a physical blow. They confuse and exhaust us. They make the head pound and the stomach upset. We find it hard to breathe, hard...
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