Prayer for October 8: Please pray with me. God who values creation, open us to see and hear how you value us. Humanity is really good at devaluing other humans and creation. We live in scarcity and fear. Yet, you tell us over and over again – “Don’t be afraid.” It is a common theme. Open our ears to hear your message that you value us, and all of creation, because of who you are, not what we do. You value us because of whose we are, not what we produce. Thank you. Amen.