Prayer: Out of darkness

"God, who called you out of darkness into his own marvellous light."

1 Peter 2:9

God, you call us out of darkness.
May we hear your voice
in the cry of our brothers and sisters in crisis.

As you walk alongside us always,
may we walk beside one another
listening and responding in love.

Shine the light of your compassion through us,
dispelling chaos, fear and despair.
Breathe hope and courage into all our hearts
as we work together to rebuild once more.

Strengthen us, Lord, and keep us steadfast.
Bring healing and comfort to all 
and lead us renewed into your marvellous light.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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