Focus Scripture: John 12:46 I have come as a light to shine in this dark world so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.
Almighty God, thank you for lighting our pathway in the midst of darkness. Thank you for abiding with us during this pandemic. Every day we hear of trouble all around us. The airways are filled with stories of how people are getting sick and dying all around us. People are misusing and mistreating each other out of fear.
In spite of all who try to discourage us, we put our trust in Jesus, the light of the world. Help us to be like Jesus and shine light into the dark places we encounter. Give us strength and courage along the way. Have mercy on your people, O God. Have mercy in your world. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.