And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19, NIV Lord God, we thank you for giving us light here on earth, where it is so often completely dark. But in the darkness the name of Jesus Christ shines out as the prophetic Word: “Be comforted. After darkness comes light, after night comes day!” We thank you for this light. In joy we thank you, for we have experienced that Jesus lives and comes to meet each one, bringing victory over enemy powers. In the name of Jesus Christ and in his name alone we ask you to remember the needs of our time. We do not want anything that comes from ourselves. We do not want any earthly peace. We want your peace, Lord God, the peace in which everything becomes new, born anew even in suffering, to the eternal glory of your name. Amen.
Recent Articles from Plough
friday long read
We Have This Treasure in Jars of Clay
An album by Dime Store Prophets released at the peak of contemporary Christian music still speaks to me about how to express my faith. Read now.
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Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
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Peter Mommsen, Susannah Black, Phil Christman, Joseph M. Keegin, and Joy Clarkson
Joey Keegin and Phil Christman on nostalgia and music, and Joy Clarkson on her book Aggressively Happy. Read now.
Do Christians Have a Responsibility to Protect?
Michael Budde says many Christians would like a Christ who allows them to kill. Read now.
Daily Prayer for April 24
Source: Daily Prayer