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A prayer for light in Advent

Daniel Heath writes a prayer that focuses on light in a dark season.

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Sparkling and Shimmering God,
Thank you for calling us to walk in the light —
light that can brighten gloomy cities, light that can make planets glow, light that can warm cold hearts.

Gleaming and Glistening God,
Thank you for calling us to be light —
light so bright that even when we try to hide among the shrubs, burning bushes appear.

Twinkling God,
Thank you for calling us to share light —
light that stretches beyond distances of six feet. Light that breaches depths.

Help us hold up our light on lamp stands, participating in your work of resisting all darkness in our world. Help us never to hold up our light for notoriety, fame, attention or comparison.

Allow every wave of light that radiates from our being to illumine you, the source of all light.
We pray this prayer in the strong name of Jesus, the light of the world. Amen.