Jesus said “I have come into the world as a light, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness.”

John 12:46 GNT

Held on our hearts
Hidden away
Thoughts or fears
that hold us back
Or lead us away

Light of the world
Shine in our hearts
Lighten our lives
With the truth of your word

Jesus our Saviour
Our sure and true friend
Sweeten our thoughts
With your love without end

Loving, gracious God, Your light breaks through the darkness in our world and shines on all people and in all places.  We thank you for your transforming and faithful light and love in Jesus, who calls us his friends. *

As we step out today, we remember your words “ do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you..” *   Loving God, may we know the assurance of your presence with us and may we walk in the light of your guiding hand.

Ruth Rushworth

* John 15:15
* Isaiah 42:10 NIV