Isaiah 2:5: O house of Jacob, Let us walk in the light of the Lord!
Romans 13:11b, 12a : For salvation is nearer to us now… The night is far gone, the day is near.
For those who flee poverty and violence.
For those held behind fences and walls.
For those who cross desert and sea in search of freedom.
For those who are fearful of difference, the stranger and change.
For the trafficked.
For the struggle of indigenous peoples.
For the exploited land made barren by over consumption.
For the destruction of native habitats, land, ocean and sky.
For peace among nations.
God of all ages and peoples,
You have called us to live by the light of faith
And to journey in hope of your promised fulfillment.
Make us ready and watchful to receive your Christ,
A lamp to our feet and a light to our path;
You are our light, the world’s hope and salvation.