Prayer for December 6: Please pray with me. God of the nations, today we lift up a small nation – Finland. We don’t often pray for other nations Lord, except when tragedy strikes. But today, we’re lifting up Finland. As Finland celebrates its independence in solemn gestures, let us remember how you have freed us from sin and have conquered death. Sin and death do not have the final say – we are free from these things. We thank you for that Finland has given the world – artists and composers, sauna, culture and capacity to travel, humbleness, a difficult language, a warm people, beautiful nature, reindeer, snow, and so much more. Continue to bless Finland and in so doing, let it be a blessing for all the world. Amen.