Lord,

We are grateful in these days following Christmas that the Light has come into the world, is present now, and will shine even more brightly in Your future. 

We are awed this Light comes to us; illuminating Your grace, clearly showing us what needs to be transformed and lighting our way as we journey through life.  

We are thankful for the privilege of being called to let this Light shine through us into the lives of others – through words that proclaim it’s reality, arms that offer comfort, and acts the seek to bring Your justice to those who hunger, are victims of racism, experience oppression, struggle with substance abuse and live in a cloud of depression.

We pray this in the strong name of Jesus.

Amen.