Shine upon all who are in darkness

A prayer of expectation from a child-like faith.

Darkness and light in the wilderness

Lord Christ, shine upon all who are in the darkness of suffering and grief, that in your light, they may receive hope and courage and in your presence, may find their rest and peace, for your love’s sake.

Alan Warren in Christopher Herbert, Pocket Prayers for Children, (Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd, Kindle Edition).

Even in the “darkness of suffering and grief” the Risen One is present. Light will overcome the darkness. Hope is possible. Courage can be summoned to defeat fear and sadness. Rest and peace will return in the presence of the Risen One. A child-like faith is the entrance to such a prayer and such a hope. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.


Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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