Daily Prayer Guide

December 4

Indeed, you are my lamp, Lord. The Lord illumines the darkness around me. — 2 Sam 22:29 NET

It is with a man’s soul as it is with nature: the beginning of Creation is—Light. Till the eye have visions the whole members are in bonds. Divine moment, when over the tempest-tost Soul, as once over the wild-weltering Chaos, it is spoken: Let there be Light!
— Thomas Carlyle.

What in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support;
That to the light of this great argument
I may assert eternal Providence
And justify the ways of God to men.
— John Milton.


My Lord, forgive me if I have allowed bitterness and misery to darken my life, for my soul yearns continually for the light. In thy compassion lead me to the "sunny side of the road where the beautiful flowers grow," that my path may be made bright and cheerful all the rest of the way. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - December 4

Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.