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Longing for Light

A Service for Students on the Longest Night of the Year

Youth Workers, can you think of any students for whom the holidays may not be the “most wonderful time of the year”?


Instead of ugly Christmas sweater contests and hot chocolate bars, what if you could give them a way to express their laments and longings to God?

Longing for Light: A Service for Students on the Longest Night can help you plan a Longest Night service that will offer hope and healing to your students.


Also check out these other Blue Christmas resources from The Upper Room:

> The November/December 2018 issue of devozine includes a week of devotions by writers who struggle with clinical or seasonal depression and the Christmas blues. If you would like to use this issue with your group in preparation for a Longest Night service, order today at or call 800.972.0433.




The book Blue Christmas by Todd Outcalt offers daily Advent devotions and a meaningful Blue Christmas worship service outline for your congregation.

A personal Blue Christmas video prayer service is also available at

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