Today, India celebrates Independence Day—freedom from the British rule. We consider ourselves independent and celebrate. I am praying for something different—losing my independence completely and being controlled by God’s rule. I am tired of my independence. There is too much work, responsibilities and stress, too many decisions to make, as I have so many choices. I will have no future plans to make and will not have to put out the daily fires from different situations. No one will blame me, as everyone will know I am only following orders. There will be no credit given for acts and, this way, no ego can develop. So, my beloved Lord, I have no defense forces to fight your invasion. Come, attack, conquer, and overtake this territory. I will be Your willing slave and will not fight to get back my independence. Satish Daryanani