As I watch the struggle of our political leaders to deal with the debt ceiling, I am reminded of the struggle within our own lives to make sense of God's way and forgiveness, knowing the struggle reflects our own call to be faithful:
O God, witnessing our political struggles in this nation, I am reminded of the struggle within our own lives. I pray that wisdom and forgiveness and justice will prevail amidst the toxic and chaotic calls of division and discord. In Christ's name. Amen.