God of the ages, faithful creator and merciful redeemer, we give thanks today for our families – the people who love us and keep us – and with whom we feel more alive and less lonely. As the end of a difficult year approaches may we find joy in the little things, rest in the long nights, and demonstrate love through our continued mask-wearing and social distancing. As we reflect on this year and look forward to the day when we can be together safely once more, may we remember the glimmers of hope and goodwill, the stories of care in a year of pain. May we grieve with the brokenhearted and rejoice with the joyful for we know that in all circumstances you are there too. In the name of unending grace, we pray. Amen.
We invite you to spend time in quiet meditation on this image. What can you celebrate today?
“Remember” by Lauren Daigle https://bit.ly/ldaigleremember