Prayer for September 30: Please pray with me. God of justice, hear the cry of the oppressed and exploited. Hear the cry the outcast. Answer them with justice and mercy. Fill our world with your spirit of justice. Let the words of the prophets be heard today. Prophets speak words that expose unjust systems, policies, and practices. Prophets speak words that expose unjust rulers. Prophets speak words that too many often don’t want to hear because they are words of truth and the truth scares people. Being confronted with the truth means we have no choice but to change. Open us to this. Amen.