Lord you have called us to be the salt and light of the World. Lord teach me how to be a light in turbulent times like this. Lord teach me how to guard my hope and not allow fear to creep into my daily life. Lord many of us are battling to keep our freedoms that are being stripped away by Executive Order. Lord the administration came for the Mexicans, Muslims and Syrians – who will he chose next? Lord I pray for marginalized (which includes me) that we will look to you for our strength. Lord I pray we will shine our light and represent you well. Lord I pray we will be known for showing the love of Christ and serving our neighbors.
Lord thank you for the encouragement found in Matthew 5:13-16
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Lord I pray there will be an uprising within the body of Christ to extend a hand of compassion to the marginalized communities. Lord I pray we will walk alongside each other and seek your wisdom together. Lord the spirit of division has become rampant in our country right now. Lord I pray for an increase of the spirit of unity. Lord I pray we will stand together and fight the injustices before us. Sealing this prayer in the name of Jesus – AMEN.