Prayer for July 8: Please pray with me. Patient God, bear with us. We think we know it all. We think we know how to do everything. We think we are smarter than you. We think we can tell you what to do. Forgive us. Please. Set us on the right path. We resist. We resist you and your ways – although that makes no sense at all. Why would we resist you? Why would we ignore you? Unless because we don’t trust you. But that’s what sin does – it breaks trust and relationships. Only you can mend this. We are incapable. Put us in right relationship with you, with one another, with the rest of creation. Please. For our own good. Amen.