We wait for you.
We wait for you in a world of darkness, of war, of fragility
We wait for you in a world of poverty, despair,
Of fear, of disease, of hatred and anger and inequality
We wait for you gathered around your light
We gather like moths around a flame
We gather and are grateful for your light and the warmth of
your love for us.
We gather and wait for your son, the sun of righteousness
who casts away darkness and sets us free to live in your light.
We gather because there is nothing else we can do
We wait and watch for signs of peace
Signs of the kingdom,
For the reign of hope over despair,
For freedom from fear, light over dark, redemption over
And as we wait we light these candles to remind us that one
day you will return.
We light these candles as a sign of light’s resolve against
A sign of light that proclaims we are for hope
We are for the kingdom
We are your people and you are our God.
Lord God we wait with you.
And we wait for you.
For the fulfilment of all things
For that peaceable time to come.
Lord, thank you for the light of faith that carries us