Scripture for the day is Proverbs 21:30-31

No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel,
    can avail against the Lord.
The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
    but the victory belongs to the Lord.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, you are a personal God who created a world of persons in your images, and created a universe that isn’t a machine but one animated by your loving hand – even the weather and seasons are ruled by you (Jeremiah 5:24). Yet our society is run increasingly on impersonal, bureaucratic techniques that treat people as numbers, not persons. Save us! Amen.