Gracious God, I pray in advance for the people I will encounter tomorrow—neighbors who I may or may not know. And, unlike the times when hesitancy, anxiety, or tasks have decided my course of action, tomorrow, I will set out to be more loving and willing to see. God, help me to live prayerfully tomorrow, so that I may see the people around me and be generously present to them. I pray this in the name of the one who so beautifully modeled a ministry of presence—in Jesus’ name. Amen.