Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Jesus, your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path; help me daily choose to walk by your word and your light.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, (Romans 5:1)
Jesus, thank you for bringing us to peace with your father; thank you for the gift of faith.
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2)
Holy Spirit, please help us stand firm in the hope of the gospel message; please write that message on our hearts.
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Romans 5:34-)
Father, this is a time of tribulation in the church and in the nation; please help us persevere so that we all become people of hope. Please guide President Obama and his advisors.
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5)
Holy Spirit, guard and guide our footsteps today. Thank you.
A word received: Continue to call out to me. Continue to pray for the restoration of my body. My body is wounded and torn. Pray for the healing of my body.
A word received: Pray for my people. Pray for my people to hope in me — to set their hearts on me. Pray for my people to become a people of hope — a beacon shining in the dark. Pray for my people to hope even when hope seems folly.
Words received for a Sunday School lesson March 29:
“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'” (John 7:37-38 ) A word received: I want the children and the adults to examine what they believe.
A word received: I want your hearts to be transformed by my Holy Spirit. I want to flood you with my Spirit. I want my Spirit to flow out of you. I want you to be changed by my presence in your heart.
A word received: I want to refresh you. I want you to be wells of my Spirit. I want others to be able to drink deeply of my Spirit because you believe and thirst and receive.
Wednesday: 119:97-120; Jeremiah 8:18-9:6; Romans 5:1-11; John 8:12-20
Thursday:  or 42, 43; Jeremiah 10:11-24; Romans 5:12-21; John 8:21-32