Last summer, a woman called her pastor on a Sunday morning, sobbing. When she finally calmed down enough to speak coherently, she said, “I’m at my parents’ church - they’re doing communion - and they won’t let me take it.” Let us pray:
We come to you, Almighty God, in all of the wrong ways. We demand, we bargain, we insist, we judge - and all the while you give, you pay, you ask and you love. Change our hearts - change our lives - make of us people who serve you gladly and willingly. In the strong, saving name of Jesus we pray. Amen.