I offer a prayer today for peace in Syria, peace in South Sudan, peace in Ukraine, peace in Libya, peace in Gambia, peace in Ethiopia, peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, peace in Central African Republic, peace in Iraq, peace in Yemen, peace in Myanmar and peace in all places where there are agitations.
May the prospects of prosperity and of merriment at the festive season extend into the New Year for all the world's people. May those suffering and in need find solace and relief. Of these things I pray, Amen!
[Starting on December 20, I will publish my yearly analyses of emerging global events in the New Year: The World in 2017.]