Prayer for March 20: Please pray with me. Holy one, you show up in places we least expect from one who is so almighty. Humanity expects God to show up in the cleanest and holiest of places. Many expects God to show up in strength ready to vanquish the enemy. Many expect God to be just like a mighty general at the helm of an army of angels. But you show up in ways humanity doesn’t understand. You show up where the homeless rest for the night and in soup kitchens where the hungry are fed. You show up in hospitals and in hospice care. You show up at funerals. You show up in times of trauma. You show up in the midst of division and strife. You show up in the bars and clubs where there is hopelessness. You show up in the darkest places of this world. You show up there because you love the world so much that you are the only light that can penetrate these dark places. It is only your light that can bring hope to the hopeless. It is your light of forgiveness and grace that shines brightly in a darkness of judgements and loss. You show up and your light shines. Shine into our lives and let us reflect that light to those around us. Amen.