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, let your light shine forth in our lives and in the life of our parishes and diocese. Give your light to the shepherds who lead this diocese and the parishes in it. Lord, you word is a lamp unto our feet and light for our path. Thank you.
Holy Spirit, prepare our hearts for the Parish Leadership Conferences and the Diocesan Convention.
Father, thank you for giving us light to see by in your word.
I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
From the Watch Night Service by John Wesley.
A word received: Call my people to me. Pray they will refresh the weary with the good news of the gospel.
Dec. 31: 46, 48 * –; Isaiah 26:1-9; 2 Cor. 5:16-6:2; John 8:12-19
Eve of Holy Name: — * 90; Isaiah 65:15b-25; Rev. 21:1-6
Holy Name: 103 * 148; Gen. 17:1-12a, 15-16; Col. 2:6-12; John 16:23b-30
HC: Holy Name January 1: 8; Exodus 34:1-8; Romans 1:1-7 or Philippians 2:9-13; Luke 2:15-21
Notes from the Front Line
THE LIGHT OF CHRIST by Donald Fishel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWyKuGvwO50&feature=related
Don Moen – The Light of Christ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZYr0D7_GWs&feature=related