Welcome to Day 20 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2023. To follow along, visit FoursquarePrayer.org.
It is not so much that we “see the light” as much as we see everything in the light. His light activates our sense of sight so that it is within our power to see, as long as His gaze is upon us. Amid thousands of interacting forces around us, Jesus’ light prompts our spiritual sight to see what matters most.
“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.”
—1 Peter 2:11-12 (NIV)
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
—Matthew 5:14-16 (NKJV)
Prayer + Reflection
- Let’s pray: “Lord, may our eyes be formed and illumined by Your light so we may be Your light to a darkened world.”
- “Father, may Your light be brighter and broader as reflected in all Your people together, providing direction to those in darkness. Please align our vision.”
- “We pray, Lord, that we would be guided by Your faithful light-bearers all around us. We honor your Son as He uniquely shines in them.”
Turn off all the lights. Using a flashlight or candle, add light into the dark room. What happens to the darkness? Light always wins! Read Matthew 5:14- 16 with the flashlight or candle illuminated. What stands out to you in these verses? We are called to shine the light of Jesus to a dark world. Share examples of when you’ve shared the light of Jesus. What did that look like?