January 7 Prayer
I woke up in the middle of night with a song lyric on my lip.
“Draw near to me
For I have drawn near to you.”
In darkness we draw near to God.
This is when Jesus appears to fulfill the word of God.
‘For the people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness
a light will shine.’ Is.9
When Jesus began his ministry of bringing light into the world he encountered darkness. His cousin and herald, John had been arrested and would soon be killed when he announced that the light had come.
‘The kingdom of God is near.’ Repent, change the way you think and your perception of the way things are.’
Jesus quotes from Isaiah ; ‘Nevertheless that time of darkness and despair in our land will not go on forever, the land will be humbled, but there will be a time when it will be filled with Glory.’ Matt.4:12-17
We do not deny that these are dark times but we have the light inside, a hope that will hold a torch to show the way forward.
We turn from pride, ego and
what we think must happen to others.
May we surrender with humility and draw near to you,
to your light in the darkness.
‘Draw near to me for
I have drawn near to you
‘Pull on the strings of my heart
for I long to respond to you…
I’ve made a place for you here
So Come on, come on
All things are possible here
So come on, come on
All my love is for you
All my love is yours..” (Jeremy Riddle)
Lord of light we ask ;
May we walk the blessed way
to walk in your grace.
To show your love-light in our world of darkness.
Open eyes, change minds, redirect perceptions to see
And follow your light and truth.
Pull on our heart strings Lord
And let us shine for you.
We draw near to you
In the deepest night clear as day
The early morning sunrise will warm our hearts.
All things are possible here.
“In the middle of the night
I awake and give thanks to you
Because of all your revelation -light
So right and true.” Ps.119:62
Shine upon us this day and show us the way to heal our land.