18 July 2013

To Be In The Light

God of Heaven, Creator of Earth; This is the message Your Word, Jesus, declared to us: God IS Light! There is no darkness in You!

Father, may my life be a testimony that I live in fellowship with You. A testimony to my family, friends, and enemies. There are moments of weakness that I do not reflect Your light to those around me. Father empower me with Your Holy Spirit. Make my heart sensitive to Your will for me to represent You even in moments of human weakness.

(As we enter into a time of thanks, think of someone who has demonstrated God's light/love to you....)

Thank You for not keeping a record of wrongs! Even now as I think on my actions, I can see when I haven't represented You to my children. There are moments when I've been "monster mom". Thank You for forgiving me! Thank You for my children who have demonstrated Your forgiving love toward me!! These two are gifts from You!! I appreciate their hearts You have bent toward You!!

It is our prayer to You, God who is Light, that ____ will live in the light as You are in the light. We pray ____ will have fellowship with You, and with his/her Family. Lord, we pray for the whole Body of Christ, including ourselves, that we will live in Your light and we'll have fellowship with one another. We ask all quarreling, disputes, anger, selfishness, and jealousy be washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. May we be united in one Spirit, Your Holy Spirit. We pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen

Scripture Reference: 1 John 1:5-7

This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

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