Revelation

“I will love them and reveal myself to each of them”
(John 14:21; NLT).

To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd (Psalm 18:25-6; NIV).

 

Lord,
Do you reveal
Different aspects of yourself
To each of us,
According to our stage
Of personal and spiritual development –
And our needs?

Prayer

God is light (1 John 1:5; NIV).

You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence (Psalm 16:11; NLT).

God is love (1 John 4:16; NIV).

The God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:9; NLT).



Lord,
Whether my eyes are open
Or closed,
May I always
See your light;

Whether I’m with others
Or alone,
May I always
Feel your presence;

Whether I’m well
Or sick,
May I always
Know your love;

And whether I live
Or die,
May I always
Share your peace.

Light

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12; ESV).

The city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light (Revelation 21:23; ESV).

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it (John 1:5; NLT).

If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the LORD and rely on your God (Isaiah 50:10; NLT).

 

Lord,
Our lights are small,
Faint,
And fragile –

Unreliable
When storms
And trials strike;

But your light is great,
Glorious,
And unquenchable –

Completely trustworthy,
Even when we walk
In total darkness.

Mystery

The wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God (1 Corinthians 2:7; NLT).

I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe (Psalm 5:7; NLT).


Lord,
When I open my mind,
My heart,
And my soul
To your mystery,
I’m overwhelmed
With awe.

Sharing

There is one Lord … who is over all and in all and living through all (Ephesians 4:5-6; NLT).

All who live in love live in God, and God lives in them (1 John 4:16; NLT).

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Isaiah 53:4; NIV).


Lord,
You live within
And through us all.
We’re part of you,
And you are part of us.

So you experience and share
Our joys and sorrows,
Our happiness and pain,
Our life, and death.