December 2 Prayer
‘Even though I walk in the dark valley, I fear no evil.’ Ps.23:4
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.’ Is.9:2
There are some things we can only know by walking through dark valleys.
There are some things we learn to see in the dark that we would never see in the light of day.
There are the dark valleys where only the moon and stars will lead the way.
And some dark nights when the sky is clouded without any light at all.
Here is where we are to walk and fear no evil, for the Shepherd is by our side, his rod and staff will give us courage.
His strong arm to lean on and walking stick to guide us along the way.
This is a time of waiting for the light to come as we are walking.
The light may suddenly appear as from a train's headlamp plowing through a dark tunnel.
Or it may be so subtle as the turning from dusk to dawn.
But there is a light coming and the light is here, right by our side.
Wherever you find yourself walking today be assured that no evil may harm you.
For the good shepherd is walking by your side.
As you close your eyes begin to sense his light with you and upon you.
Pause to pray;
‘In the darkness we come to You, the Light of the world.
We lean on your strong arm to guide us and your rod to give us courage to fight off the enemies of our souls.
Though we cannot see everything around us we ask for you to heighten our senses to feel you here, right by our side.
We trust in your light to illumine what is hidden so we may walk in the dark without fear.
May we arise today with your light and glory upon us knowing that you are true to your name.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come.’