A Prayer for Light

God, with you there is no darkness.  Your character has no shadows, and you are pure and good.  Yet in our broken world, we see so much darkness around us.  Pain, sickness, and disease are in our community and in many of our homes.

Bring your light and restore presence to the dark places in our lives.  Bring your hope to hearts that feel defeated.  Bring your love and compassion to those in pain.

Give us faith to say with the psalmist, “Lord, you light my lamp; my God illuminates my darkness.”  May your light of hope shine in the darkness for families today.  Show us glimpses of your presence with us and the comfort you bring.

In the busyness of today, help us to take a moment to be still and sit with you.  To slow down, breathe deeply, and release our burdens to your strong hand.  You are trustworthy, good, and true, and we thank you for caring for us so deeply and beautifully.  Open our eyes to see you at work today.  Give us your light.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Mary Beth Thomas. Posted October 1, 2017 in Prayers on Hello Hope website.

Please remember to pray for those in our congregation who are suffering in any way  -  with illness and/or disabilities, family problems, mental health issues, job loss, loss of a loved one, moving, or anything else that is causing them stress and pain.  You might look at the Prayer Practice for this month as it is about praying for others.

May Printable Version HERE.

April Printable Version HERE.

March 1 Printable Version HERE.

February 2 Printable Version HERE

January 19 Printable Version HERE