From now until after Christmas, we’ll see extra lights just about everywhere—strung over trees, shrubbery, posts and poles, rooflines, and so on. You might be one of those people who decorate your own home right after Thanksgiving. I confess that I am one of those people, daughter of a father who went a little crazy over the Christmas holiday. (We didn’t take down our Christmas tree until Dad’s birthday, January 23.)
Here’s the prayer: when your attention is attracted to holiday lights, pray something like, “God, may your light be present in me today.” Or “Jesus, may your love in my life create light for others.” Make up whatever short prayer you want. Allow that light-related phrase to be triggered whenever lights shine on you.