Hopelessness and temptations.
Worry and anxiety.
Evil in many forms pervades our world.
We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out. The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.
Sometimes it seems that darkness has the upper hand. Light only lasts for a moment before hatred and hurt win.
Comfort your people O God!
We cry out to you!
Creating Spirit, point us toward your unfolding realm of light and love that flows steadily and persistently through the ages toward the time of wholeness. Reignite your image within us that we may manifest your shalom, justice, and extravagant love in each moment. Restore & revive us during this hour. Use us beyond this time and place to be your hands in the world. Amen.