Prayer for July 26: Please pray with me. God who gives us ears to hear and eyes to see, open us to see what is going on. We are a people inclined to worship. You made us that way. Yet, too often this natural inclination is skewed and warped. We certainly worship – but the object of our worship is not you. Instead we end up worshiping our stuff, our beliefs, and other people. We look to politicians and parties for the creeds that we are to adopt. We look to entertainment and celebrities for how we are to live and love. We look to sports and war for how we are to interact. We look to social media for what we are to think about others. But too often we refuse to open your Word and we have plenty of excuses as to why we can’t or won’t. Forgive us Lord. We clearly don’t know what we are doing. You have the words of eternal life. You offer us much. Turn us towards you. Clear our vision and unclog our ears so that we can have eyes that see and ears that hear. Amen.