Prayer for December 3: Please pray with me. God of the nations, open our ears to hear your word – that you love the world, the whole world. Remind us that you are the creator and sustainer of all life. Remind us also that we are not the center of the universe and the arbiters of what is deemed normal. How silly we are to think that our way is the right way and everyone else is wrong. This is just as silly to see others think the same way. Move us from our dualistic thinking that there are only two options – right and wrong. Instead of looking for winners and losers, move us to seeing how we can love one another, how we can sow peace, how we can forgive, how we can show mercy, how we can feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, visit those who need a visit, and love our enemy. Amen.