As God spoke light into the world at the time of creation
may our voices
speak light into a world of darkness and abuse.
Give us the courage to name the evil
to expose it and address it.
Give us the strength
to walk with the wounded
to share their pain
and become their voice.
Give us the endurance
to work towards justice for the weak and vulnerable
in a world where power and strength are worshipped.
May God’s grace be ever present to open blind eyes
to heal wounded souls
and mend broken lives
to bring restoration, reconciliation
where there is brokenness and grief. Amen.
By Judith Snowdon