Transforming God, whose light always penetrates the darkness and whose love always overcomes hate, we ask that you sustain us as we struggle to make your light visible in an angry and frightened world. Nurture us daily as we work for your justice in unjust places and your peace in places where no peace is to be found. Give us courage and strength when we are fearful and weak. Give us hope and forgiveness when we feel hopeless and angry. And guide us every step of the way as we walk toward the light. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Scripture Readings (Common English Bible)
- Sunday: 1 John 1:5-9
- Monday: Psalm 27:1-6
- Tuesday: John 12:35-37
- Wednesday: Luke 11:33-36
- Thursday: 1 Peter 2:9-10
- Friday: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
- Saturday John 3:19-21
With those affected by natural disasters
With those who are in their own dark night of the soul
With those who see no hope or light
With those around the world weary and searching for hope throughout years of war and disease
With those who don’t see God’s promise of resurrection
With those trapped in old beliefs, which don’t allow them the joy of your light and love for all people
May the light of God overcome the darkness in our lives, and may we carry that light into the world every day. Amen.