God of Life and Light,
You’ve enlightened us from the beginning,
But darkness has crept in.
It’s been said that “The darkness did not overcome it, [the light],”
But did the light overcome the dark?
We as humans are well acquainted with darkness.
We see it in tragedy, injustice, and the hate in the world.
We see it in the suffering of others; and,
This darkness grows inside of us individually too.
Sometimes it seems to overcome, Oh God.
It seems to overcome us, the light, And even “grace and truth.”
Is that so?
Oh, Dear God, gift us with the faith to say it isn’t so,
Gift us with the faith to see the light, To know the light,
And to testify to the light.
We pray this in the name of him who was life and light to all people.