Lord God Almighty, shine through me in the darkest of times. Pull me out of the depths of the pit in which I sometimes fall. For the strength of Your arm is my salvation. The mercy of Your grace upon the cross grants my soul the peace of reconciliation. Calm my anxious heart with Your mighty words of victory. Open my deaf ears to listen to Your song of victory. Let me no longer live to the identity of the lies that have captured me. Rather, let me be empowered to image You in the fullness of the potential given me through Christ Jesus. Teach me to love, Lord. Lead me to surrender. Guide me out of the darkness and into the marvelous light. I long to be where You are. May my soul’s depths seek out Your heart, O God. Under the Word of truth in 1 Peter 2:9 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim
the excellencies of Him who called you
out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9, ESV