Prayer for January 30: Please pray with me. God of the stranger, compel us to welcome the stranger in our midst. We live in a world that is technologically interconnected, but socially cloistered. We live in a world full of entertained, yet lonely people. Help us to look up from our screens to see the world around us and the people we encounter – especially those that are a stranger to us. Give us the courage to welcome them and be kind. Let your light shine through us to others so that they may experience your hope, love, peace, and joy. Amen.