Creator and lover of what you have created, Open your arms to those imprisoned by sin that they might experience the independence You intended in the creation. Gracious Christ, crucified and risen Christ, embrace those who stumble through life That they might feel the independence from uncertainty that you died to abolish by undying love. Mysterious, yet ever present Holy Spirit, fill us with your power when we waver that we might cling to the independence from doubt, promised by the Lover and Savior of all that is yours. Eternal Trinity, holy and ever present, we thank you for the independence provided in our spiritual life which makes a celebration of national independence a true and meaningful celebration. AMEN. Author: Larry Winebrenner Happy 4th of July. God Loves Ya 😉