Prayer for January 2: Please pray with me. As we continue in this Christmas season, we pray that you would bless us in this New Year in only the way that you can – in ways we cannot expect and may not even ask for. Bless us with your presence in our lives. Bless us and make us instruments of your peace – to be peacemakers in places and with people who desperately need peace. Bless us so that we can bless others with attention, with love, with forgiveness, with mercy. Continue to transform us so that we can transform 2017. Move us to move the year in the direction of the unfolding of your kingdom throughout the entire world. Amen.