A Prayer to Pancrates on Independence Day
O Pancrates, All-Power,
offspring of All-Soul, All-Body, All-Love,
on this fourth of July, our day of Independence,
I call on you to protect us.
Protect us from all forms of tyranny,
in our government as much as from other governments,
in our own hearts and minds as much as outside us.
Protect us from the delusion
that political independence means isolation
from the sorrows and the joys
of the world beyond our borders.
Protect us from the folly of misusing our power,
political or personal, financial or spiritual.
With your family, Pancrates, bless us
with the knowledge that our strength
lies in our diversity, for we are one
out of many, many who agree to be
dependent on one another.
Pancrates, mighty deity, this is my prayer
for my nation on this day.