God of splendor:
whose light shines amid the dark of night,
Illumine shadowed minds and sightless souls,
that the bright star of compassion
might rise throughout the earth.
Shine in hope and wholeness and peace.
Shine with the light that has not –
that will not –
Thanks to Rev. Dr. Deborah Ann Taylor, Bethel Lutheran Church, Camrose, Alberta, for contributing our prayer for the fourth Sunday of Advent.