From senseless tragedies on a national and global scale to the personal trials we face every day, the world swarms with darkness! But there is a Light that always breaks through. And if you have that Light—it’s your time to shine, baby! Let’s pray…
Lord, it’s never been darker than it is in the world right now!
The air is thick with evil closing in all around us. There was once a time we anticipated wickedness and prepared/protected ourselves and our families—or at least we believed we could. But now there’s another level of evil genius threatening to blindside us at every moment, in new and disturbing ways.
But the entrance of your word brings light.
It did when deep darkness covered the earth. You said, “Let there be light,” and the darkness retreated in defeat. As it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit. You came as the Word and in You, the light bringing life to mankind.
You stepped into our darkness. And those who flourish in dark circumstances tried to overtake You. They tried to dim You, silence You, and utterly destroy You.
But darkness can never overcome the light.
And You put your light in us earthen vessels. But because we’ve dimmed our light, deep darkness covers the earth again. Yet your word continues to enter—bringing light.
Help us respond to your word to rise, shine, for our Light has come. Your glory has risen on us! And these dark times, though threatening, cannot overcome your light just as deep space can’t swallow up the sun. Darkness serves to display the brightness of your glory.
We have no reason to fear; the Lord is our light!
We need to dig into your Word and boldly move from the fear of evil to shining in the midst of it. Holy Spirit, teach us to speak the word with confidence, penetrating the darkness with the light of truth.
Because when we do, lost people draw near to our light.
And when they ask what is it about us that makes us stand out? Where does our peace, hope, faith, and wisdom to walk circumspectly come from?
Make us ready with an answer that gets them lit! It’s in Jesus’ name we pray and put our confidence. Amen.
Prayer inspired by Psalm 27:1.
Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to enjoy God’s will because His Word contains the words He’s obligated to. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. Please share this prayer with those who need it and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments. God bless you!