With my hands in that prayer posture, I come to my middle finger. And God, both you and I know what showing the middle finger means. I have been guilty of that before. This finger, used in that way, represents rebellion and anger.

Jesus, I first say sorry for when I use words and get angry at others in hurtful ways. Give me your joy and life. I pray too for those who are trapped in their anger. I pray for those who are bitter about life. Let them know that ‘the joy of the Lord is their strength.’ (Nehemiah 8v10 http://bit.ly/ZTSZSH )

Set us free with that truth, dear Jesus.