I seek a vision from a prophet,
an interpreter who will teach me
how to sing songs of praise in strange lands.
Blessed are we who seek God’s Word.
I seek the wisdom of great Sophia,
eldest and most radiant, she teaches self-discipline,
justice, and courage to all who pursue her.
Blessed are we who seek God’s wisdom.
I seek healing and forgiveness
for all the ways I have failed to be your student.
Blessed are we who seek God’s mercy.
I seek peace,
and search for ways to actively pursue it.
Blessed are we who seek God’s peace.
I seek the face of Christ,
in all my relations.
Blessed are we who seek the newborn Christ.
I seek the kin-dom of God,
a commonwealth of peace and freedom where none hunger or thirst.
Blessed are we who seek first the kin-dom of God.
— a prayer by Alydia Smith, originally published on Advent Unwrapped