Prayer for July 29: Please pray with me. Holy God, today we pray that our eyes would be opened to seeing the idols we have created and rely upon us. Forgive us for turning to these human made objects instead of to you. Why do we put more faith in politicians, speeches, celebrities, money, sports, entertainment, sex, drugs, technology, patriotism, security, intelligence, and emotion than in you? Why do we so fervently desire to be in control of these gods and want to be served by them? None of these things can save us oh God. Only you can. Open our hearts to take the leap of faith. Strengthen us to take a blind step forward towards you, not knowing where that step will land, but knowing that regardless of the result, you will never abandon us. Amen.