Prayer for January 8: Please pray with me. God of opportunities, you are amazing. Just because something is a certain way, doesn’t mean it has to remain that way forever. While your love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and peace are ever-present and offered, they come in many different ways. Your invitation to participate in the unfolding of your reign is ever fixed within us. While sin and brokenness seem to be in control, they aren’t. They can be washed away. What was broken can be fixed. Let those with eyes see – see possibilities. Let those with ears hear – hear your Good News of hope and promise. Let those with hearts and minds feel and think of ways to build up your kingdom. Open us to possibilities instead of being consumed and imprisoned by brokenness and sin. Amen.