Prayer for December 29: Please pray with me. On this fifth day of the Christmas season, We pray that you would open our ears to hear the Good News that was first declared to the shepherds in the fields – complete strangers to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus – yet the very people who God decided were a part of God’s family. Open our ears to hear that in you there is no “us vs. them” – there is only us. And us includes everyone – literally everyone. Amen.