It is the warmth of your Spirit-
which draws us close.
As our days grow shorter
and our nights longer,
we rely on your Spirit’s warm glow
to life the grey skies
and illumine our souls.
Teach us to be Bearers of Divine Light
to one another.
It is to your light we lift up the prayers of this congregation:
[read aloud prayer cards]
And we acknowledge those joys
which bring such un-utterable delight
we can only ponder them speechlessly
close at heart;
and those concerns and burdens
we can’t bear to speak them aloud:
these we shoulder together as a congregation
as we lift them up to your light.
[pause for silent prayer]
Hear our silent prayers!
And remind us that new every morning
is your love, O Great God of Light.
All day long you are working for good in the world.
Stir up in us a desire to serve
and to live peaceably with our neighbors.
And to devote each day to walking
in the living traditions of Jesus
who welcomed the disenfranchised
and cared for those in need.
Teach us to let your light shine though us!