Prayer for October 24: Please pray with me. Holy God, you are the foundation of life – all life, including each of our lives. But why do we willingly deny this – seek out other foundations? Why do we look to politics and ideology as a foundation for our lives? Why do we eagerly follow a political leader and wait with expectation for their every word? Why do we reject you and all that you offer? Why do we claim to be your followers and then turn our backs on you and what you tell us to do, what to speak, how to live? Why? What do we gain from this trade? Nothing. Nothing at all. Forgive us when we turn from you. Radically reorient us towards you to hear you, to follow you. Pull us out of the depths of this. Release us from this bondage. Save us and set us free. Amen.