Father thank you  for a new year, for family, for friends, for a multitude of blessings and joys. Lord we lift up our country to you.  Help us to have eyes to see one another the way that you do.  To reach out in love and compassion and not get overly caught up in our own little world.  Lord we pray for the leadership of our country,  that they may look to you for guidance, lead with integrity and humility, and have the wisdom to keep our county safe. Amen