I can see your special love
for those who are so often invisible in this world.
Open my heart to be filled with compassion
for those who are bruised or smoldering.
Grant me the ability to live simply
and to see you in the faces of those around me.
In the darkness of these Advent nights,
let me be guided by the light of your word.
May I turn to you with great trust,
knowing that you will guide my steps
along the unknown path of this day.