Prayer for July 2: Please pray with me. God of wonder, poke us. Wake us. Stir us. Clear our eyes to see who is around us and what goes on. Clear our ears to hear the people around us. Open us to see the reality that exists around us and that we are a part of – some of which we participate in willingly, and other parts which we are stuck in and don’t know what to do. Cleanse our hearts that we may be open to your will and your calling. Open us to respond to you – that we may be put on the right path in our days ahead. Let the words of our mouth be words of prayer and praise. Let the tears of our eyes be tears of lamentation for those who suffer around us. Make us instruments of your peace. Amen.