Opening Prayer:
God our Father, you loved the world so much you gave your only Son to free us from the ancient power of sin and death.

Help us who wait for his coming, and lead us to true liberty.

Closing Prayer:
Lord of Hope, Dare I? Can I really hope?

From out of the darkness I sense a dim light ahead, the light of your coming into the world.

I so long for the time when you are no longer hidden from me and my deepest desire is to trust in your warm voice I hear behind me, guiding me along a hidden path I do not know.

Dry my tears, heal my wounds and help me to wait for the dawning of the dim light ahead, with a brighter vision of healing and freedom.