Prayer for July 26: Please pray with me. God of love, you set for us an example of how to live. You show us the way. You lay claim to the process. You are not a God that believes that the ends justify the means. You care very much about the means, the way to the end. Just as good trees produce good fruit, you call us to good living to produce good fruit in our lives. Continue to show us the way, to invite us into a different way of living, being, and moving. Move us away from the failed ways of the world – ways that only lead to division, anger, fear, violence, war, and death. There is nothing special about these ways – they don’t work. Only your way works. Amen.