1. James 5: 17–18 NASB “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.” Father God, we desire to know Your will and to pray with faith like Elijah’s. Would You teach us to faithfully obey You while praying boldly? Increase our faith and help us to stand for righteousness.
2. 2 Corinthians 4: 6 NASB “For God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” Father God, what a confidence to know that You shine Your Light, Jesus, into our hearts even as we live surrounded by the darkness of our fallen world and our own sinfulness. The knowledge of Your glory is revealed to us as we look to Jesus while the Holy Spirit helps us to walk in His Light. Jesus, shine in our lives!