God of Peace,
It is so hard to find peace,
in our hearts, in our communities, and in our world.
We ache for it.
We know this is not how you would want us to be.
May your will be done. May your peace prevail.
May our longing for peace lead us on a new journey
to your sacred peace.
—an Advent prayer by the Rev. Won Hur, originally published on Advent Unwrapped