Prayer for December 9, 2020: Please pray with me. God of peace, you come to a world that is never at peace. The world doesn’t recognize you because it doesn’t know what peace is. Yet, you show up. Again, and again, and again. The world is slow to learn peace. It’s too busy fighting to take notice of what not fighting is actually like. Peace isn’t the absence of war. Peace is the opposite of war. Peace is about trust. Peace is about seeing the Imago Dei in others. Peace is about finding win-win situations. Peace is about forgiveness and mercy. It’s already here – if only we would clear our eyes to see it. It’s already here – if only we would open our ears to hear it. You are here. Let us see you and encounter you. Change us. Make us instruments of your peace. Amen.