Prayer for October 30: Please pray with me. God of wisdom, hear our cry. How long O Lord. How Long? How long will we continue to value the idols we create over your creation? How long will we continue to value the idols we create over our fellow human beings? Turn us from the idols we put our faith in. Why do we reject you and put our hope for salvation in human-made things? Why do we reject you and put our faith in human-made things? Why do we value money, power, guns, strength, violence, over people? For what does it profit us to entrust ourselves in these things? What does it cost us? I hate to ask. When will we learn? Stir us to change. Shake us. Rattle us. We are hard-hearted and a stiff neck people. We are stubborn. We refuse to see the error of our ways. Lord have mercy. Have mercy. Have mercy. Amen.