Prayer for October 31: Please pray with me. God of the nations, we are told that you love the world. Yet, why do we think we are more loved than others? Why do we think our nation is more special than others? Why do we think we are more privileged in your sight? What leads us to this notion? Because of our strength? Our wealth? Or might? Because we have reached across the globe? When we read Scripture, we hear over and over again that you favor the poor, the stranger, the outcast, the widow, the orphan. Not the strong and mighty. Too often it is the strong and mighty that oppress those that you favor. Put up a mirror to our faces so that we may see who we truly are. Turn us to care for those that you favor. Amen.