Prayer for January 23: Please pray with me. God of light, shine in the darkness. Shine in the darkness of our very being – in those parts of us that are dark in sin, addiction, sorrow, pain, doubt, anger, and fear. Darkness can feel so consuming. Darkness can feel so alone. Some strike out at others – like a hand flailing around reaching for help while claiming they are fearless. But the reality is different. Turn us towards your light. Change us to be light in the world – to disperse the darkness with your Word and with love. Amen.