Prayer for August 10: Please pray with me. Faithful God, today we pray that we may hear your words with new ears, ready to hear old promises.  You were faithful to Abraham promising him a land and people.  You fulfilled that promise.  You promise us life.  Help us to see that promise coming true in our lives.  Help us to see though that you work on a different time table than we do.  You fulfill your promises Lord, just not when we want them to be fulfilled. We are impatient - help us to take a more eternal view of the promises you make.  Amen.