God of grace, God of unmediated presence, you don't need another news bulletin. You already know what's been happening on earth—you've been in the midst of it. We've entered another season of advent. Blue is advent's color for the hope of newness and rebirth; blue sometimes is advent's color because of sorrow. Because of grief. Loss. Waiting in the dark until days grow longer and events resolve can be tough. Please help us shine as your light and your hope for our neighbors who long for morning, our friends who yearn for resurrection. In the name of Jesus, Light of the World, amen.
Written for Bruce Reyes-Chow's C4CW Facebook group