Prayer for October 24: Please pray with me. God who is exalted, you tell us that those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted. In our society, we define success by flipping that statement on its head. Yet when we do, we find the foolishness, emptiness, and fleetingness of exalting ourselves. Ultimately, this is a failed attempt to fill a void within ourselves. We know you wait patiently for us to give this up. As Augustine once wrote – we can only rest when we rest in you. Amen.