Prayer for September 17: Please pray with me. God who creates value and worth, loose our grip on the things that are empty and worthless. We have made a foolish bargain – that we can love both you and money. You must be laughing. Why do we cling to our paper money with numbers written on it? Why do we grasp for metal objects as if they are oxygen we need to survive? Why do we bow down and listen to the idol of money that we create? Release us from this bondage. Help us to see the world differently. Open us to a new economics that you have shared with humanity since the beginning. Amen.