7. A prayer about being a light in the darkness
Dear God, it seems that many people I know, including myself at times, deal with so much pain. Anxiety, depression, obsession with social media, overscheduling, trying to fit in, identity issues, parents’ marital issues, broken families, financial problems, drugs, and so much more are bombarding my generation.
Despite this God, I know you are in control. I know your ways are better than mine. God I just pray to be a light in the darkness. Many people at my school do not know you and are even hostile to religion. I pray that you help me to see opportunities to show your love and your truth. Help me to know when to say something or when to keep quiet and wait.
Let people see you shine through me and to make a path they can follow. Help me to exhibit the characteristics you list in Psalm 15:
“Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.”
I pray to exhibit these characteristics to those around me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I hope that at least one of these seven prayers felt relatable to you. I also hope you know that I am praying for you, too, as you start a new year:
I pray that God would keep you safe, bless your work, and help you to be a light in a dark place. I pray for you to grow in spiritual maturity and learn to cling to God no matter the circumstance. May your year be full of joy and may goodness and mercy follow you every day.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Sarah Garrett is a passionate educator and the founder of Transformed4More.com. She has a calling on her life to share God’s truth to teenagers to help them lived transformed lives for Jesus Christ. She is the author of So, You Think You’re Ready to Date? a 40-day devotional for teenage girls to learn how to set a Biblical foundation for romantic relationships.
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