In the darkness of our waiting,
of not knowing what is to come,
keep us quiet and attentive.
You call us to watch and to pray,
Lord, in our hopes, in our dreams,
come to us.
Come as we search the scriptures;
come as we walk the lonely road;
come when life is confusing.
come into our lives afresh.
Open our eyes to the light of your eternal presence,
and to the warmth of your unfailing love,
Come Lord Jesus, come. AMEN.