Prayer for December 19: Please pray with me. God of peace, calm the rage of people. Why do we get caught up in rage Lord? What is it about rage that is so attractive? Is it the opportunity to feel that we are right or that we have been wronged? Is it the feeling of belittling someone else so we can feel better about ourselves? Whatever the reason, douse our rage with your peace that passes understanding. Set us free from the rage we feel over any number of things. You offer us a different way to be in this world. Give us the courage to follow the path you have set before us. Give us the strength to move forward on this path so that we may hear your words of life – that we are enough for you. Amen.