Vulnerable and uneasy, we pray that you will give us hope,
Though the world around us can only see the tinsel but not the light.
Anxious and troubled, we search for a peace that seems to elude us
While the world goes about the business of marketing our dreams.
Yet, within our souls, we know, O Holy One, that our hope rests in You,
Lighting the dark places in our souls.
In the name of him who gives us our hope,
Even Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.