Prayer for October 5: Please pray with me. God of salvation, you offer something that no one else can possibly do – to save us. Yet, how often do we make idols out of our own abilities to save us? How often do we make idols out of our politicians and believe they can save us or the nation? How often do we make idols out of our money and believe it can save us? How often do we make idols out of everything else in exchange for the lie that salvation is within our grasp? Forgive us for these idols. Forgive us for placing our faith in things we create. We are the created and you are the creator. Our faith is in you Lord. You have the words of eternal life. There is no where else to go. Amen.