Dear God, It’s the Christmas season. A time when some folks spillover with joy and peace, yet the minds of others weep with sorrow and hopelessness. I pray the joy and peace find its place in the lives of others: those who don’t know you; those who lack intimacy with you; those who want to know you, and those that know you. Father, I pray season blossoms with abounding hope even when people, places and things seem forlorn. Amen.