By Jane Fryar
Tender Jesus, you are the Light of the World, the light no darkness can overcome. You came into our darkness on that very first Christmas night, scattering that darkness and replacing it with the brilliance of your peace, hope, and love.
Dispel our fears. Melt our hardness of heart. Attend to us in our sadness and grief. Reassure us in your declaration that we are forgiven, now and forever.
Then, teach us to truly love as we have been loved, to shine as lights in the darkness, leading others to you.
We pray in your holy name, Jesus. Amen.
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