Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. David, Bishop, Patron Saint of Wales, Women’s World Day of Prayer

March 1st, 2014
"“You are the light of the world.”" Matthew 5 : 14

  Jesus used the image of salt to describe how his disciples are to live in the world.  As salt purifies, preserves, and penetrates, so the disciple must be as salt in the world of human society to purify, preserve, and penetrate that society for the kingdom of God and of his righteousness and peace.  Jesus also used the image of light and a lamp to further his illustration.  Lamps they enable people to see and work in the dark and to avoid stumbling.  God’s grace not only illumines the darkness in our lives, but it also fills us with spiritual light, joy, and peace.  Just as natural light illumines the darkness and enables one to see visually, so the light of Christ shines in the hearts of believers and enables us to see the heavenly reality of God’s kingdom.  In fact, our mission is to be light-bearers of Christ so that others may see the truth of the gospel and be freed from the blindness of sin and deception.  But, nonetheless, everything is known to God who sees all.  There is great freedom and joy for those who live in God’s light and who seek this truth.  Those who listen to God and heed his voice will receive more from him. Do you know the joy and freedom of living in God’s light?

Prayer “Lord, you guide me by the light of your saving truth. Fill my heart and mind with your light and truth and free me from the blindness of sin and deception that I may see your ways clearly and understand your will for my life. May I radiate your light and truth to others in word and deed." Amen