Prayer for December 12: Please pray with me. God of time, you encounter us in time. Our lives are so often focused on the here and now – and that’s not a bad thing. Sometimes we try to live in the future or the past. And through it all, you cross time boundaries to come where we are. Bless the time we have. Give us eyes to see your reign unfolding in our midst. Give us hearts to embrace others we encounter on the journey of life. Amen.