Prayer for January 10: Please pray with me. God of life, you call to us. Over and over again, you call to us. You seek us out. You tell us truth. You don’t sugar coat it. You tell us that following you will suck at times. But you promise life. You promise that we will not be alone. Yet why do we seek out idols instead of you? What does any idol have to offer that is beyond what you offer? A lie. A falsehood. False hope that sounds pleasing to us in ways that we want to hear it. But it is a lie. And idols don’t deliver. They only demand sacrifice. And end in destruction. And boy do idols get upset when they are exposed for what they are – lies and false. Only you are real and true God. Open our eyes to see and our ears to hear. Amen.