Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
The prayer (collect) for the first Sunday in Advent calls us to put on the armor of light. One scripture that refers to that armor is Romans 13: 11-12. “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
Consider the image of the light breaking through the forest greenery.
Is there a forest in your life? Are the daily concerns keeping the light from getting through to you?
What does the Armor of Light mean to you?