the darkness of this world increases with the tide. a little girl violently raped, marriages crumbling, fathers desperately looking for work to support their family, a sweet neighbor with brain cancer, little children mourning the loss of their mother, pornography infiltrating children’s lives. these are a few of the items on my prayer plate this week. the world seems very dark when things like these are the prominent thoughts. God is faithful to heal, to restore, to redeem, to comfort, and we must remember to look at the treasures, the redemption, the restoration that is happening every day around the world.
so today i prayed for Your light to shine on the darkness, Your glory to shine in the lives of Your sons and daughters, Your love to radiate beyond worldly circumstances. i pray that You, our Lord and our God, will intervene abundantly in each situation, that You will show grace, mercy, kindness, goodness, peace in each life, to Your children whom You love.
The people who walk in darkness will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.