Lord, hear our voices raised in prayer.
Let the light of the coming of your Son free us from the darkness of sin.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Is it that I haven’t seen you, God?
Have I been looking someplace else for you?
Or have my eyes been covered by the distractions in my life?
And yet you are so faithful in your love for me.
I see now with a new vision and great hope, because my heart is enraptured by your love.
I pray to you and feel the power of your coming, like a light on the path before me guiding me to return your love even more.
Let me raise my voice With new courage and deep joy to give you praise with my life.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.