May I be light (#1 of 2 linked prayers)

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said,
“I am the light of the world
(John 8:12; NLT).

1. Lord,
May I be light, and fire,

2. And peace, and truth,
Like you, God’s Son.

3. Then I’ll see you
In humankind,

4. And love you, Lord,
In everyone. 


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

God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; NIV).

2. The Lord is peace (Judges 6:24; NLT). 

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God (John 20:31; NLT).

3. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us (Colossians 3:11; NLT).

4. God is love (1 John 4:8; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

Love the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; NKJV).

Show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NLT).


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