Prayer for July 3: Please pray with me. King of Kings, Lord of Lords, we pray to you. You are the Holy One, there are no others. Forgive us when we claim that others are Lord and you are not. Forgive us when we follow those who would lord over others. Forgive us when we willingly follow earthly kings who oppress those that you favor. Forgive us when we sit idly by as some of your children are dehumanized and devalued. Rouse us from our comfort, inconvenience us in such a way that when we claim to follow you then we act on that claim. That we carry out what it means to follow you. That we act and speak in love and with mercy. That we stand up and in the face of evil and live differently. Amen.