As darkness presses in
filling the corners of our minds
we long for your light, O God.
Frantically, we cry out,
“Where are you?”
Do not let the Great Sadness overwhelm us.
Remind us of your enduring goodness.
Reveal your tender mercy.
Help us to understand
that there is neither form nor beauty
without both light and shadow.
Open our eyes
to see your presence
even in these dark places.
There is nowhere we can go
that you have not already gone.
There is no darkness
where your light does not shine brighter still.