Prayer for December 27: Please pray with me. God of grace, clothe us in your love. Teach us to put on the clothes of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Help us to get rid of the clothing of anger, fear, division, labeling, and partisan loyalties that divide and separate people. Your line of clothing is long-lasting, and durable. What you call on us to put on is not easy to live into, but it offers something that the world doesn’t get – love…vulnerable love. The clothes of this world don’t understand vulnerable love. The world only understands protection and fear. Strengthen us to be different, to live different, to wear the clothes you give us. To be proud in wearing these clothes. Amen.