Prayer for August 14: Please pray with me. God of our heart, you tell us that where our treasure is, there our heart will be also. Oh how we would like to reverse this. We’d much rather believe that our economic practices come from our reasoning, rather than guiding what it is that we actually believe and value and trust. How we use the money we have declares to the world what and who we worship. Ouch. Open us to changing our economic practices to be in alignment with your will. Open us to using our money in ways facilitate the unfolding of your kingdom here on earth. Open us to using our money to care for the poor and the outcast. Open us to using our money in ways that do not exploit the earth. Open us to use our money in ways that show true worship of you. Amen.