Prayer for February 1: Please pray with me. True God who dwells with us, why do we yearn for something else? Why do we insist on making golden calves instead of following you? Is it because we can control a golden calf, a false god? Is it because we prefer the things we hear from false gods – they never challenge us, or call on us to be uncomfortable. But you do. Open our eyes to see that you are truth and that your will is what is best. You walk with us in uncomfortable moments. We are not alone. Turn us to reject these false gods in our life, and in our nation. Amen.