Prayer for August 30: Please pray with me. God who lifts us up, we put the economy in your hands. But do we really want to? Is money off limits when it comes to you Lord? Are we afraid that if we handed over money and economy to you, we would be afraid of the results? Are we afraid that you would have things be different? That you would direct money, actual money to those you talked about in Scripture – the poor, the outcast, the widow, the orphan, the foreigner, etc. Oh my! But God, don’t you understand that money is meant to be accumulated? Don’t you understand liability? Don’t you understand that I earned it, so I get to do what I want with it? Don’t you you dare put your hands on my money Lord. Except here’s the thing – when you call us to follow you, it means all of us, including our money. Amen.