O God, the sky is dark today,
and I am feeling darkness inside as well.
I don’t know what to do next.
You know the struggles in my life right now.
I have decisions to make, and I am unsure which one
I have decisions to make, and I’m feeling scared
Come beside me, Lord.
I need the assurance of your presence.
I need to know the sun will shine again.
I need your comfort and direction.
Be present to me, O God, as I face my struggles.
Shine light on this dark path. Amen.
—Mary Lou Redding, Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments (Upper Room Books, 2012)
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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
—John 1:5 (NRSV)
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