Prayer for July 18: Please pray with me. God of the simple and the complex, you call us into community to worship you. And that’s easy, and complicated. The act itself is easy, but because people are involved, it gets complicated. Forgive us when we focus on things that really don’t matter. Lighten us up. Loosen our grasp on trying to control you and others. Help us to keep faith simple. Help us to live it out. Amen.