Creator God, we are your humble servants.
We come before you today in need of hope.
We need hope for a calm and joyful future.
We need hope for love and kindness.
We pray for peace and safety.
We need hope for loved ones who are suffering.
We need hope to cope with losses in our personal and communal lives.
We need hope as we struggle with the pandemic of COVID.
We need hope for healing in our country and in our world.
Some say that the sky is at its darkest just before the light.
We pray that this is true, for today and many days lately seem stormy and dim.
We need your light, loving Creator, in every way.
We pray to be filled with your light.
Help us to walk in your light, and live
our lives in faith and service and hope.
In your name we pray, Amen.