December 13, Advent 3 - Restore Us
Light of Life,
We light candles this season, not simply
out of tradition or coziness, though there’s that,
but because we believe in the Light
that shines in the darkness,
restoring all that is lost and broken,
relegated to shadow, forgotten,
Restore us to wholeness - to
our state of original blessing,
to be bearers of your light and goodness.
Restore Earth to wholeness - to
Her state of blessedness and sacredness,
vital, fruitful, balanced.
Restore the threads of the web of Life -
once strong but now frayed
from lack of attention and care,
consumerism, and poor theology.
Restore our joy in life - bring laughter
to our lips, beauty to our eyes,
and deeper bonds to our relationships.
We pray as those who sense your
presence among us in light and dark,
now and always.
- Wendy Janzen
Reflections, poetry, prayers, and resources written by Wendy Janzen and occasional guests.