Today I would like to ask prayers for people who think they are the smartest in the room and who have little ability to listen to and learn from others.

I also ask for prayers for me when I become particularly stubborn and mad at others.

And finally, I pray for New York City street cleaners–that they might get back to work soon and remove all the yuck on our streets that remind us of all the yuck in the world.

Lord, Hear My Prayer.