God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us (Acts 17:27; NIV).

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28; NIV).

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek (Psalm 27:8; NIV).

Clouds and thick darkness surround him (Psalm 97:2; NIV).

You, LORD, are my lamp; the LORD turns my darkness into light (2 Samuel 22:29; NIV).

I reach out to you,
To you alone,
My Lord and my God,
Seeking your face
In the darkness.

Please turn my darkness
Into light –
By showing me your will,
And helping me
To follow it,
Today, and every day.

I ask this in your Son’s holy name,


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