One: "Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God."
Many: May we not become so comfortable, that we are not able to accept the discomfort that sometimes comes with comforting others.
One: We may sometimes be people we did not expect to be;
Many: Go places we need did not expect to go;
One: Give more than we expected to give.
Many: May we pray through those moments of discomfort;
One: May we trust through those moments;
Many: May we love through those moments;
All: And, ultimately, may we find the deep comfort that can only be found in God's holy gifting of hope. Amen.