Prayer About Living in the Light of the Lord Jesus Christ (Based on John 8:12)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the powerful Name of the Lord Jesus Christ to thank You for the light that Jesus brought when He came from Heaven to Earth.  John 8:12 expresses clearly what He is. “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’

Because of what Your Son did on the cross, all have the opportunity to believe and have salvation. When one makes that decision, Jesus lights up every part of life. Thank you for the light Jesus brings to my mind and how He sets me free from intellectual darkness.  When darkness comes, You give just enough light for the road I am on. It is the light of Christ in my mind that gives me understanding and assurance of Your sovereignty. 

Thank you that through the work of the Holy Spirt, I have the light of Christ dwelling within me, which gives me all the treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:3In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Put a desire in my heart and mind to always read Your Word, which brightens the light of Jesus within me and exposes all the works of darkness. I ask that the light You have given me not be hidden, but that You give me the courage to shine for Christ for all to see. Matthew 5:16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Since the light of Jesus is the ultimate gift, direct me to never cease to praise and thank You for it, and to share it with everyone I can.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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God’s Instruction for Christian Living Expressed by Paul (Based on Colossians 3:12-17)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All wise Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ to give You thanks for instructing me on how to live as a follower of Jesus Christ.  You make it very clear in this portion of Scripture that I need to have a forgiving spirit toward anyone who has wronged me. Direct me to forgive in light of Your Son’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross for my sins.  Thank you for providing Your Son as a living symbol of Your unlimited forgiveness. Verse 13: “Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” 

Direct me to draw my attention to Your Word and allow You to teach and shape me into the vessel You want me to be. Verse 16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Above all else, show me how to meet the needs of brothers and sisters in Christ with an attitude of love. You want me to work together with other believers for Your honor and glory, regardless of our differences of opinion at times. Verse 14: “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” Lord, it is such a blessing that I do not have to figure out on my own how to live the Christian life, but can do it by the direction of Your Word.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.