Prayer for April 15, 2020: Please pray with me. God of light, come and scatter the darkness. When light shows up, darkness is dispelled. Darkness can’t compete with light. And you are light. There is no battle. It’s over before the battle even starts. Shed light on our world. Dispel the darkness of scapegoating, fear, anger, political partisan loyalty, blaming, closing off our ears and minds to facts, conspiracy theories, and sacrificing to idols. Be done with these things. Not everyone wants the light Lord. Not everyone is open to the light. So be it. Let those who insist on being in darkness have their way. But don’t let their decision dictate what happens to the rest. Let those who have eyes see and those who have ears hear. Let the light shine forth and warm those who are willing to stand in its rays. Let them receive your light and love. And let it be transformed by it. Let them live by the newness of your light, in spite of those who insist on living in darkness. And let those who are transformed be a light in the darkness to others. Amen.