Sometimes the world feels too silent, God;
Not without sound,
but without any sound that makes sense.
In all the noise of human sin and pain,
we miss the sound of your voice.
So, we pray for Messengers to speak again your word of Restoration,
that prepares us
to welcome again your visitation.
Messengers of listening and forgiveness
to silence the noise of conflict and hatred;
Messengers of seeing and empathy
to silence the noise of stereotyping and disengagement;
Messengers of hope and responsibility
to silence the noise of negativity and apathy;
Messengers of faith and perseverance
to silence the noise of resignation and expediency.
In every place where people need to hear your word
may your Messengers speak,
and if need be,
give us the courage to be the Messengers.