God of Hope,
We hold tight to the promises you have made to us.
Help us to let go of anxieties and trials that distract us from deeply trusting in you.
Help us to see you in the subtle signs all around us: a smile, a helping hand and a simple act of kindness.
Help us to see you in the love, justice and compassion that overcomes all forms of inequity, indifference, and selfishness. Send us out into darkness to search for and serve those who need you most.
Jesus, we are grateful for the messengers of hope in our lives. Grant us resilience to be bearers of hope and light.