Prayer for December 21: Please pray with me. God of Light, in the Northern Hemisphere we will experience darkness today – it is the shortest day of the year. Let your light shine in the darkness. Let your light of love, peace, joy, hope, forgiveness, and grace shine bright. Your light is needed Lord. When light shines, the darkness can not over come it. Let us be your instruments of light too Lord. Because you have shined your light into our lives, let us reflect that light to others. Let us be instruments of love, peace, joy, hope, forgiveness, and grace to those around us. And in so doing, let the light not only outshine the darkness, but change it. Amen.