Prayers for Illumination on Light
Adapted from Psalm 119:105
O Lord, your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Give us grace to receive your truth in faith and love, and strength to follow on the path you set before us; through Jesus Christ, Amen.
The Still Small Voice
O Lord, heavenly Father, in whom is the fullness of light and wisdom,
enlighten our minds by your Holy Spirit,
and give us grace to receive your Word with reverence and humility,
without which no one can understand your truth. For Christ’s sake, Amen.
Let us receive the light and we will receive God. Let us receive the light and become disciples of the Lord. Sing. O Word; reveal the Creator to us. Your words will save us and your songs will teach us. We are the people of God’s love. Let us sing, and never cease, to the God of peace above. Amen.
Clement of Alexandria, adapted
Lord God, refresh us with living water,
Illuminate our path with your light,
Speak to us with the still small voice
And calm the storms of our lives with your peace.
Jenny Child, Celtic Prayers & Reflections, the Columba Press, 2008.
O Lord, you have given us your Word
for a light to shine upon our path.
Grant us so to meditate on that Word,
and to follow its teaching
that we may find in it the light
that shines more and more
until the perfect day.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
God, source of all light, by your Word you give light to the soul. Pour out upon us the spirit of wisdom and understanding that, being taught by you in Holy Scripture, our hearts and minds may be opened to know the things that pertain to life and holiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Guide us, O God, by your Word, and Holy Spirit, that in your light we may see light, in your truth find freedom, and in your will discover peace; through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Guide us, O God,
by your Word and Spirit,
that in your light we may see light,
in your truth find freedom,
and in your will discover your peace,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Service Book for Use of Ministers Conducting Public Worship. United Church Publishing House, 1969.